24th October 1969

24th October 1969
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Synod Bishops Agree On Reforms: Easier Access To Pope Plea

From ALAN McELWAIN in ROME G ENERAL agreement among the Synod Bishops on a number of important matters, including the Holy See and episcopal collegiality, was shown when on......

No Aces Up Curial Sleeves

from FR. JOHN HARRIOTT, S.J., in ROME 1 1 ,1 - 1E most important fact so far about the Synod is its atmosphere. When the doctrinal debate concluded last week there was al r......

`recall To Confidence In Church'

Front a Rome Correspondent poPE PAUL said this week A that the Catholic Church was under g oin g "a corrosive self-criticism and even selfinjury" because many who demanded......

40-hour Fast By 500 To Highlight Poverty •

BY A STAFF REPORTER M ORE than 500 people are expected to take part in a 40-hour "Focus on Famine" fast which begins in Trafalgar Square this evening to draw attention to the......

New Auxiliary

FOR HEXHAM BY A STAFF REPORTER POPE PAUL has appointed Fr. Hugh Lindsay to be an Auxiliary Bishop for the Hexham and Newcastle Diocese. Fr. Lindsay is at present secretary to......

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Churches Urged To (live 5% Of Wealth To Fight Poverty

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A PROPOSAL that all British churches should, before the end of 1972, devote five per cent of their investments to an independent funs for the creation......

Nation-wide `sign-in'

T HE text for the national "sign-in" on world poverty in December has been agreed by the steering committee of the Churches' Action for World Development. The declarations are......

Teachers Defend Right To Catholic Schools

BY A STAFF REPORTER NLY a Catholic school is able to fulfil the demands of Catholic parents in their natural desire for a completely integrated form of education for their......

Death Of

Mgr. Johnson MGR. VERNON JOHNSON died on Monday at Calvary Nursing Home, Sudbury Hill. Harrow. where he was chaplain. Born in 1886, he was educated at Charterhouse. Trinity......

Man Is More Than A Naked Ape

by DOM ROBERT RICHARDSON T HE abstract, contempo rary jargon of the title, "Towards Human Maturity, Personal and Collective," promised oceans of ziz at the fourth annual......

Belfast Calm Under Weekend Drink Ban

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE' p.m. Belfast curfew on liquor sales, introduced by the Government on Friday and Saturday last, gave the Ulster capital its most peaceful......

Catholic Herald 20 Years Ago

October 21,1949. U NTOUCHED by the most glum regret experienced by most Conservative delegates last week, when the news that there was to be no snap-election reached London's......

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Why Do Girls Shun Higher Education?

N ow that everyone has the opportunity for education it is all the more worrying to discover — proportionately — girls are no more inclined to go ahead in education than......

Alternative To Abortion

by a Special Correspondent O NE of the aims of the Catholic Moral Welfare Council will in future be "to provide the pregnant unrnarried girl with some palatable alternative to......

Beyond Human Understanding

N OWADAYS, when young people are trying to decide what they are going to do when they leave school or university, they can receive help and specialist ad vice from numerous......

The Theology Of Hope

by HUGH KAY I T was a great relief to hear that the Synod of Bishops had faced the need for practical planning about the Church's future government, and were going to try to do......

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Bring Back Capt. O'neill

T HE tragedies of modern Ireland might never have come about—they would certainly have been mitigated—had the younger Pitt's conception of Union with England been allowed to......

Curia To Be Servant Of Bishops

from DOUGLAS BROWN in ROME A WAG who was deter mined to sec the Synod of Bishops as some kind of football match gave the halftime score as "Bishops Stortford two, Vatican City......

A Day Of Protest And Destiny For Nixon On Vietnam

From Norman St. John-Stevas in America HISTORIANS looking hack may well pick out Wednesday, October 15. as one of the turning-points in American policy in Vietnam. On that......

Cosy Collegiality

by ALAN McELWAIN FROM the start, all has been cosily collegial at the Synod. There have been. of course, differences of opinion over the big question of Papal authority, but......

Reflection

by Canon F. H. Drinkwater Priest and prophet P ROPHETS and priests have always been rather at cross-purposes. Yet Our Lord was both, especially on His cross. And every......

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Wrong Accent On Race Play

I REGRET that H. R. F. Keating (October 17) should 'A have judged W. J. Weatherby's play "Breaking the Silence" by the short extract he saw on Saturday, October 11, on colour......

Bored With Priestly Complaints

A T a time when the Church is going through great trials, when She and the Vicar of Christ need all the support they can get, is it not deplorable to find Catholics, among them......

Unfair To

Salvation Army TN his attack upon "progres sives" sives" in the Church (Oct. 17) Mr. Robert Reston of Blackpool does members of the Salvation Army an injustice when he imputes......

Balanced Directives For Receiving

Communion in hand I is true, as Fr. Whatmore pointed out last week, that a I majority of the Western Bishops voted against introducing distributing Communion in the hand,......

My First Reaction Was Shock

M AY I make two points? The first concerns the "Drawing It Fine" cartoon in the issue of October 17. Whatever John Ryan's views may be on the priests meeting in Rome. whatever......

Mysterious Meeting

of priests Y OUR correspondent, Anne Whalley iOct. 17) asks why the countries of the British Isles are not represented at that somewhat mysterious meeting of priests in Rome. I......

Cutting The Threads From A Cunning Old Spider

M A L COLM MUGGERIDGE, in his superb new role as Grand Patron of Dissidents in the U.S.S.R., distorts so many truths so brilliantly in his article of October 10 on "The Hidden......

The Bidding Prayers

I WONDER what the general feeling is about the Bidding Prayers now said after the Creed at Sunday Mass. When they were first introduced they made a very marked impression, in......

Question And Answer

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Ecumenical baptism Question—/ am married to an Anglican and our two small children were both baptised in the Catholic Church. We are now......

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Mt: German Revolution That Never Brought Revolt

by SIR DESMOND MORTON IF the primary objective of this book be to demonstrate that the Treaty of Versailles. forced upon Germany in June, 1919, was a gross international error,......

No Saint No Sinner

by OLIVER BARNES The Hungry Grass by Richard Power (Bodley Head 30s.) C HURCHMEN are rarely conspicuous for lack of faith or doubt of their vocation: in fact they possess a......

Science And Religion

by Dom PETER FLOOD Bible and Evolution by Dr. J. Butt (Sands & Co. 9s. 6d.) T HE author of this paperback teaches biology at the Ubbo Emmius Secondary School at Stadskanaal,......

Ecumenical Fisher Of Men

by Canon PETER MOORE Fisher of Lambeth by William t j Pur cell 50s.) rc 5 e 0 11 (Hodder & Stough " 'WHO is Geoffrey Can tuar?' One small boy replied: `Cantuar is half man,......

Theology Today By R. C. Gorman, Si

Suffering Man, Loving God by J. Martin (St. Andrew Press 6s.) High Carntyne is fortunate in its minister. His book covers the same topics as did The Problem of Pain by C. S.......

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Fresh Approach To Army Life

G ROUPS of men in uniform have been the heroes, the protagonists, the subject of so many films— from All Quiet on the Western Front to Oh, What a Lovely War! — that at first......

No Need To Swear

S OME evils have so encrusted themselves in the fabric of our existence that we almost all conspire simply not to mention them, or only to talk about them as if they were......

Church Furnishing—a Dying Art?

by MAUREEN VINCENT O NE of the most immediately obvious effects of the Second Vatican Council has surely been the striking changes in the arrangement and decoration of our......

Andorra —a Tax Free Paradise

by F. C. PRICE O F all the anachronistic states still surviving amidst the giants of Europe, only Andorra possesses a distinctive character of its own. a character forged by......

Record Of The New Mass Form

A RECORDING to help priests prepare their people for the New Form of the Mass has been published this week. It was prepared by Fr. Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M., who is heard reading......

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Shepherd Still Needed Says Cardinal Heenan

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT C LERGY and laity in the modern Church still want to belong to the one fold of the one Shepherd, but they do not want to be treated like sheep, said......

Basque Priests On 'banditry' Charge

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT S ENTENCES of from four to twelve years ' im prisonment have been demanded by the State prosecutor on eight Basque Nationalists, including four......

Canada To Have Envoy At Vatican

C ANADA and the Vatican City have established diplomatic relations. The Pope has appointed Mgr. Manuele Clarizo, Apostolic Delegate to Ottawa. as ProNuncio to Canada. Mr. John......

Eastern Europe Poses Dilemma For Churches

R ECENT "' unhappy trends " in Russia and Czecho slovakia have posed all Wes tern churches with one of the greatest single issues of principle today. the British Council of......

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Priests' Image

important to young people BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE importance of a priest's "image" to young people was stressed in a report to the Liverpool Archdiocesan Pastoral......

By F. C. Price

C ONTACT, a new Catholic organisation recently formed in Manchester, is believed to be the first of its kind in this country. It aims to provide a home for adolescent girls......

Peace Corps'

E XTREME modern concepts of a priest's commitment to social justice and community action carried the danger of reducing the priesthood to an "ecclesiastical peace corps",......

Monk Quotes Beatles At Wed

CISTERCIAN monk quoted a Beatles' song on Sunday at a Nuptial Mass in Caldey Island-the first ever held in the monastery chapel thereand gave this advice to the bridegroom:......

Deaf Children's Examination Successes

S T. JOHN'S SCHOOL for the Deaf at Boston Spa, Yorkshire, run by the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, has had a very successful academic year. Eight severely......