25th July 1969

25th July 1969
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Moon Landing Must Not Hide World Crises, Says Pope

BY A STAFF REPORTER pOPE PAUL gave a warning this week that the "prophetic" Moon landing must not be allowed to obscure the crises of war and poverty still afflicting the......

St. Teresa First Woman Doctor Of The Church

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT T HE Vatican Congregation of Rites has completed preparations for St. Teresa of Avila, a loth century Spanish nun, to be proclaimed the first woman......

Uganda Visit Begins Next Week

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT ceremonial highlight T'' ceremonial the Pope's visit to Uganda next week will be his blessing of the altar at the new national shrine of the 22 Ugandan......

Pledge On Religious Education In Doubt

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE Government's pledge to preserve compulsory religious education in state schools was brought into doubt by Mr. Edward Short, Minister of Education. last......

Shelter Chief To Be New Bishop Of Kerry

BY A STAFF REPORTER FR. EAMONN CASEY, 42, chairman of Shelter, the national campaign for the homeless, and national director of the Catholic Housing Aid Society, has been......

Bishops Discuss Synod Policy

A TWO-DAY meeting of the Conference of Bishops of England and Wales was held last week at Ar'chbishop's House, Westminster. No statement was issued, but it is understood they......

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Catholic-shelter £80,000 Housing Advice Centre

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE Catholic Housing Aid Society and Shelter are to co-operate in running a big new housing advice centre in Chelsea in the autumn. The Shelter Housing......

Tribute To St.

THOMAS MORE T HE Speaker ot the House of Commons, Dr. Horace King, unveiling a statue of St. Thomas More. paid tribute to the saint this week as a herald of a tolerant society.......

Prejudice In Italian And Spanish Books

C ATHOLIC religious textbooks used in elementary, junior and high schools in Italy and Spain have been strongly criticised as being hostile towards Judaism, Protestantism and......

Inter-church Role For

HEYTHROP IN LONDON BY A STAFF REPORTER HEYTHROP College. near Oxford. the Jesuit Fathers' house of studies, is --as forecast in the CA - FROLIC HERA1.D on July 1 —to become a......

Reform Of Mixed Marriage Dispensation Rules Urged

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT R EFORM of the present rules on mixed marriage dispensations was urged by a large majority of 90 people engaged in Christian unity work who met at......

Study Of Christian Involvement For Bishops

BY A STAFF REPORTER B y 1972, the National Laity Commission hopes to produce for the bishops an overall strategy for involving Catholics fully in Christian life and Christian......

'violence Wrong' For Social Ills

T HE use of violence to cor rect social ills was condemned by Colombia's bishops as they closed their meeting at Chinquinquira, at the shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary.......

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This Is Me Hour Of Temptation For The Theologian

FOR the theologian the tragedy is that the vast Majority of the human race does not know Christ and is starved of food he meant men to have. How tragic one feels it to be......

Paula Davies Meets Professor Yudkin . . .

Solving a weighty problem I F you are better off than your father was you are probably fatter too. You work as hard, perhaps, but at a desk or in a labour-saving home and the......

A Club For The Deaf

by MAUREEN VINCENT 7 1 TO BE deaf is to suffer from a handicap — a handicap which must be disabling to some extent. How far the deafness is disabling in any individual case will......

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El Dorado Or Disillusion?

THE knight in search of El Dorado was told by the pilgrim shadow of Edgar Allan Poe's imaginings that to find his utopian goal he must ride "over the mountains of the Moon."......

How They Voted On My Abortion Reform Bill

T HE result of the voting on my Abortion Reform Bill continues to reverberate round Westminster and beyond. One of the most agreeable consequences of the high vote for the Bill......

City Worthy Of A Pope

by Douglas Brown KAMPALA, which the Pope will visit next week, more than any other place in black Africa, has the appearance of a holy city; it is well fitted to receive a......

When The Sun Shines

S INCE my column last appeared the sun has been shining almost continuously and I am in consequence a happy man. I thrive on sun and shrivel in the cold: in summer I am a gay......

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Unhistorical Criticism Of Pope By This Historian

I AM an admirer of Hugh Williamson's historical novels; I have just bought and enjoyed his latest. So I am sorry that his letter (July 18) expresses such an unhistorical......

No Jobs For Lay Staff

I AM deeply concerned to read (July I I) that the manager and staff of Burns Oates shops in Liverpool, Glasgow and Birmingham are to be made redundant. It seems a dreadful thing......

Housekeeping

I AM interested in Maureen JIL Vincent's article of July 4, "It's tough finding someone to keep house for Father." It is very obvious in these days that a priest needs to be......

Putting Vocations On Show

YOUR leader (June 27) on the Leeds Vocations Exhibition has caused a stir, thank goodness. Let's face the facts, it was destructive and uncomfortable. Yes, perhaps, even......

Scathing Attack

S URELY the title of Paula Davies' article of July 18. "Young people's retreat with a difference" is a misnomer? She writes "... the Dominican nuns run residential school-leaver......

Cameron's View Of The Moon

Y OUR television critic, H. R. F. Keating, should not allow his obvious distaste for the way James Cameron expresses doubts on the value of America's moon programme to cloud his......

High St. Glory

C ANON DRINKWATER'S "Reflection" of July 11 brings to my mind a phrase one of the preachers throws out in "Sermons from Great St. Marys" (Fontana)—"Glory to God in the High......

Remember This: Wales,is Not Northern Ireland ,

I AM, I hope, as g ood a Welshman as Mr. Brown (July 11), Abut I consider his hysterical letter can only do harm to himself and Wales. Wales is not, thank God, Northern......

Patronising

IN common with your correspondent, J. P. Brown (July 11), I, too, found your leader on Wales and the Orince ill considered and patronising, showing a Lack of understanding of......

A Great Load Of Piffle

I HAVE yet to read a greater 1 lot of "piffle" than that expressed by Kevin Mayhew in his article "Hard Life of a Stone" (July 11). My heart really bled for these "first-rate......

Why Virginity Is Commended

Conducted by ,Fr. JOHN SYMON Question—Why has virginity always been so highly esteemed and almost made into a cult by the Church? J.K.M., Hever, Kent Even if Our Lady did......

Why I Resigned

IN your issue of July 18 you report the resignation of three members of the Latin Mass Society from its Committee and print a letter from Hugh Ross Williamson defending the......

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The Road To Unity That ,

Is strewn w i t h surprises The Ecumenical Revolution by R. McAfee Brown (Burns & Oates 65s.) by Dom Peter Flood O.S.B. recall how I was taught to read and study Scripture and......

Greatest Moment, But . . .

TELEVISION'S greatest moment came for us just before four o'clock on a dark, m uggily warm summer's morning when on the screen Of our set there appeared a pattern of dusky......

When To Be Shriven

by MAUREEN VINCENT Children and Confession by F. J. Heggen (Sheed and Ward Stagbooks 9s.) IN recent years there has been great deal of thought and discussion about the......

Team From Maynooth

by Rev. J. L. MACDONALD, L.C.L. truth and Life by Flanagan, McDonagh, McNamara and O'Callaghan (Gill 21s.) QT. PATRICK'S College, Maynooth, is playing an ever increasing part......

Non-radical Rahner

by Fr. S. G. A. LUFF Theology of Pastoral Action by Karl Rahner S.J. (Burns Oates 30s.) FR. RAHNER is said to be -a ; difficult to read, not merely because he is translated......

Epic On Alfred

T HE so-called "epic" remains one of the most unsatisfactory forms of cinema. Exploiting t h e medium's huge resources for spectacle and action, producers have traditionally......

New Novels By Donal Giltinan

Eva Trout by Elizabeth Bowen (Cape, 25s.). The Orange Envelope by Mario Soldati (Deutsch, 30s.). Blessed McGill by Edwin Shrake (Hodder and Stoughton, 256.). MOST of us would......

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Closure Threat To Ecumenical Centre

BENIFOLD, at Bordon. Hants, opened in 1964 as "an ecumenical house of prayer," is to be put on the market "reluctantly" by the governing body, composed of members of all the......

'church Musicians Servants' Bishop

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE part that church musicians' own preferences should play in music and worship was set out on Saturday by Bishop Harris, Aux, iliary Bishop of......

London Rally For Ulster Rights

BY A STAFF REPORTER A BOUT 500 members of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Solidarity Campaign chanting "Civil rights or civil war." marched from Hyde Park to the Ulster Office......

Christian Aid `sign-in' For World's Poor Irvery Priest,...

and minister with pastoral responsibilities in Britain has been sent a letter by the organisers of next December's Christian Aid National "SignIn" asking for the participation......