25th December 1992

25th December 1992
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Pope Urges Church To Launch Drive For Vocations

by our Rome correspondent POPE John Paul 11 has called on the Church to launch a campaign to promote vocations among young people. In the light of falling vocations worldwide,......

Church Groups Criticise World Trade Watchdog

by Laura Spinney CAFOD and Christian Aid have joined in the condemnation of a proposed international organisation set up to oversee world trade. The £3 trillion Multilateral......

Homeless Hostels Risk Closure

THE homeless will suffer unless funding for staff at a group of London-based hostels can be raised, a Christian organisation for the homeless warned this week. The Shaftesbury......

Sunday Trading Law Upheld

SUNDAY trading restrictions were upheld last week when the European Court of Justice decided that the Government is fully entitled to endorse the regulations. The Keep Sunday......

How To Fight Stress During The Holidays

CHRISTMAS a season of joy and happy families. Yet Christmas Is also rated as a time of stress. The Catholic Marriage Advisory Council (CMAC) offer the following ten tips to......

A Time For

faith renewal "I SEND my greetings and every blessing this Christmas to the staff and readers of the Catholic Herald. This Christmas is a time for faith. The expectations of......

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1992 Was A Year Of Resolutions And Revelations For The

Catholic Church. Angus Macdonald recalls some of the people and the places in the headlines... The good times and the bad 1992 WAS the year of the new Catechism, of courage in......

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Archbishop Barbarito

TO ACCEPT thankfully the Good News of the Incarnation, of the gifts that God longs to present to us, is of its very nature an invitation to become missionaries in order that......

Rachel Billington

I WOULD wish for two things, one selfish, one unselfish. My unselfish wish is that I would like all prisoners who are mothers of children aged 12 or under to be let out of......

Bishop Nichols

"A COLD coming we had of it". These opening words of TS Eliot's poem, The Journey of the Magi , always linger in my mind. They describe the journey of the Magi; but they can......

If I Could Have Anything I Wanted For Christmas

Monte Cristo No. 1 cigars, lie detectors, a box of crackers and an AIDS vaccine for Africa: leading Catholics choose the gifts they'd like to find under their tree... many:......

Julian Filochowski

THE two most marvellous gifts I could imagine this Christmas would be the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, and the discovery of an AIDS vaccine that worked in Africa.......

Lord Rawlinson

WHAT I want for Christmas, apart from the great, universal message of Christmas of peace to men of goodwill, and charity and understanding towards the Anglican community which......

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Memories, Music And Midnight Mass

Ronald Rolheiser looks forward to a traditional Canadian family Christmas in his home town M ANY of my fondest memories have to do with being a child and anticipating special......

The White Man's Festival In Sudan

Tony Kelly recalls a desert Christmas spent in the heart of Islam I HAD grown used to the idea that Christmas began when the summer holidays ended and the first cards appeared......

Under The Glimmer Of The First Evening Star...

Anna Synczyszyn invites you to join her for a traditional Ukrainian Christmas Eve H AVE you had enough of the Christmas and New Year festivities? Do you wonder whether the true......

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A Case Of Wine With Good Monastic Pedigree To Replenish...

Timothy Elphick picks out a dozen wines to complement any festive occasion F OR the merry cellarers of England's abbeys, for priests whose drinks cupboards are left bare by......

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Take To The Stand. Here Is Your Starter For Ten...

Mixed Bag I 1. Which one of the following is not officially designated a sin in the New Universal Catechism? a) reading horoscopes: b) drinking and driving; c) tax evasion; d)......

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Rudolph Lowenstein Gives Parents Some Tips On How To...

The message beyond the tinsel and the glitter TALKING. Chat with your children about what they think Christmas means why all the excitement and celebration? If anyone you......

Suzanne Greaves Visits Belmont Abbey, Where Those Without...

When there is nobody else T HERE will be 24 extra people at the Christmas services at Belmont Abbey, Hereford, this year. Some may be familiar with this Benedictine monastery,......

The Peace Of Christ Reigns In All Their Hearts And Souls

Scripture Notebook by Doris Hayes Ecclesiasticus 3: 2-6 12-14 Psalms 127 Colossians 3:12-21 Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 IN the first two readings and in the psalm the Church clearly......

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The Message At The Heart Of Christmas

BROADCAST NEWS by Joanna Moorhead C HRISTMAS, like so much else in our materialistic world, has become a paradox, with the traditional olde English snow-covered countryside......

Flaming Puddings And Other Pleasures

GALLERIES by Leigh Hatts A FLAMING Christmas pudding set in the mosaic entrance floor of the National Gallery represents one of the "Pleasures of Life". Another pleasure is......

Answers To The Christmas Quiz

Mixed bag 1 1: (d) The catechism says capital punishment is sometimes justified 2: Catholic Fund for Overseas Development. 3: The Presentation of Jesus in the temple. 4:......

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An Agenda For Women In The Church

Charterhouse Chronicle by Morris West HE debate, though not the conflict, on the ordination of women in the Anglican Church is now ended. The fall out divisions, regional......

Arrival Of Visible God

Ronald Rolheiser N IKOS Kazantzakis, the author of Zorba The Greek, once told this parable... A man came up to Jesus and complained to him about the hiddenness of God. "Rabbi,"......

Christmas Prize Crossword

No 2293 compiled by Chris Feetenby Clues are of the Definition and Letter Mixture (DLM) type: each contains a definition (one word or several consecutive words) and a mixture......

Enjoy The Pilgrimage Of A Lifetime Next Year In Galilee...

Your Pilgrimage will give you the opportunity to reflect on the humanity and teaching of Jesus in the land in which He lived and worked. You will be accompanied by our......