26th June 1970

26th June 1970
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Biggest Grant For Mass Media Group

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE largest sum allocated to the 12 Church Commissions in this country, which exist to implement the work of the second Vatican Council, goes to the Mass......

Cardinal To Rest

C ARDINAL HEENAN has a slight heart strain and has been told by his doctors to rest, He will not be undertaking any engagements for about a month but there is no cause for......

'third World's Cry For Help' Pope

BACKWARD peoples could explode in an "ungovernable rage" unless developed nations did more to help raise their living standards, said Pope Paul on Tuesday. While there was......

Princess Anne Opens College

O PENING the £1 million Mary Ward. Catholic College of Education at Keyworth. Notts, on Tuesday, Princess Anne said: "Your foundress was obviously a remarkable and far-sighted......

More Nurses Expected To Revolt

Abortions will rise by 50 per cent this year BY A STAFF REPORTER EGAL abortions in Britain will increase by more than 50 per cent from 54,157 in 1969 to 82,000 this year.......

Stronger Catholic Force In Commons

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE number of Catholic M.P.s in the House of Commons has increased from 30 to 37 as a result of the General Election, This is the highest total since the......

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Over 250,000 In Jail For Beliefs, Says Amnesty

BY A STAFF REPORTER M ORE than 250,000 people throughout the world are believed to be in jail because of their political beliefs or because they expressed views unpopular with......

Violence & Repression `puts U.s. In Danger'

A WARNING that the United States was in mortal danger because "an unfeeling power structure is respondin g to a social crisis and with violence d repression instead of......

Sandals To Aid Leprosy Patients

A N Anglican artist, Mr. 1-AGeoffrey May, 20, is being sent to Tanzania in September by the Catholic Institute for International Relations to start an orthopaedic footwear......

Yugoslavia's First Saint Proclaimed

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT T HOUSANDS of Yugoslays in national costume thronged the Vatican on Sunday when the Pope proclaimed the first Yugoslav Saint in the Church's official......

State 'not To Blame For Torture'

iFFIE Brazilian Govern . ,ment could not be hekli responsible for isolated cases of torture, said Cardinal Rossi, Archbishop of Sao Paulo, who also condemned "the campaign of......

Catholics Aid Blind Vicar

T HE Rev. Andrew Scott, Anglican Vicar of St. Mary's, Halton, near Runcorn, Ches., who was left blind by a recent illness, has been invited by local Catholics to join an......

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When Editors Depart

TO BE DEFEATED at the polls and to lose an editor... ship in the same week is a fate that most of us would have thought unlikely to happen to anyone outside the pages of a......

My First Folk Mass

by JOHN O'KEEFFE NURTURED like so many of the Catholic generation born in the mid thirties on the Garden of the Soul, piety, the Rosary, the good old Douai version of the Bible......

Alan Mcelwain's Rome Diary

THE POPE is hoping that his visit to Manila in November to attend an episcopal conference of Far Eastern Catholic bishops, before he goes on to Australia, will help to......

Troubles For The Child Who Is Too Clever

by PAULA DAVIES W E are all used to children asking embarrassing questions at the wrong moment and in the wrong company. What would be your reaction!, however, if your......

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Politics And The Vatican

P OPE PAUL ' s objection to the Bill, now before the Italian Senate, to legalise divorce is not simply that divorce as such is unacceptable to the Church, but that the State of......

The Christian Tory Who Can Turn Awkward

By GERARD NOEL E ARLY this year 1 was commissioned to write a book comparing and contrasting the lives and personalities of Heath and Wilson. Though not out in time for the......

Powell's Position Weakened

by Norman St. John Stevas T HE surprise result of the election has now been absorbed and we are able to look both forward and back. The scale of the Conservative victory has......

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Dangerous Writing On Powellism By Ian Waller

M AY one be allowed to question whether Powellism or writings such as those of Ian Waller (June J9) are more dangerous, especially when the latter are put forward in a Catholic......

Tories And The Crucial Years

IN "The Crucial Years" in your opinion column (June 19) you failed to justify the claim that "the two main parties insulted the electorate." It is quite true that "Labour .......

The Wittiest, Cartoon Of The Election

I DO hope your marvellous Mr. Ryan will take no notice of the critics who didn't approve of his election cartoon (June 12). We thought it was the wittiest and truest comment to......

An Appeal To Catholic Tory M.p.s

A S a Socialist who is shocked and in some ways alarmed by the mutt of the General Election, may I through the courtesy of your columns address an appeal to our Catholic Tory......

The Injustice Done To Fr. Leetham

I AM surprised that my reference to the cross which Father Claude Leetham was called upon to carry after his retirement as President of Ratcliffe should last week have aroused a......

How To Get Good Music In Church

I T is always pleasant to see the Catholic press devoting space to matters concerning Church Music, and Mr. Mayhew's article (June 19) contains much that is valid and valuable.......

Don't They Need To Go To Confession?

I THINK it would be naive, in this day and age, to imagine that the Devil has ceased to tempt people, among them young people, to commit grave sin. Yet one sees many people......

Lay Views On Ethics

I UNDERSTAND that the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales intends to issue a joint Pastoral Letter on the current ethical climate and that they want to know from Catholic......

Those Vatican Treasures

worship of God but there is no reason why the Vatican museums and art galleries should not be disposed of to the Italian Government or anyone else prepared to buy them. The......

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Origins And Flaws Of The Arab Claim To Jerusalem

by DAVID CRAWFORD The Emergence of the Middle East 1914-1924 by Howard M. Sachet. (Allen Lane The Penguin Press 80s.) T HE two Germanies have at least met to discuss the......

The Robinson Crusoe Of Modern France

by LEWIS STEDMAN JONES Papillon by Henri Charriere (Rupert Hart-Davis 16s.) ENRY CHARRIERE's Papillon has divided France into two hostile camps. The present hopeless moral......

Sensitive And Unusual Biography

by BARBARA HAMILTON-SMITH Plucked in a Far-off Land by Taner Baybars (Gollancz 42s.) IMPRESSIONS and chron- 1 ides of childhood on the island of Cyprus. The author with a poet's......

Films

Time for another clean-up ONG ago, the first film 'article I was ever commissioned to write was on the so-called "purity campaign" inaugurated by the original American (and......

Television By H. R. F. Keating

FICTIONAL IRISH IMAGE WE LOVE to be told a story. Even those fierce people who say loftily that they never read fiction seize eagerly on newspapers, whose accounts of event's......

Theology Today By Fr. S. G. A. Luff

What We Know About Jesus by Stephen Neill (World Christian Books 4s. 6d.) The latest in a series on the Christian Faith, this paperback is sponsored by the World Council of......

Religious Paperbacks By Sr. M. Giles

The Miracle of Jesui an Introduction by Franz Mussner (Eceleeia Press 10s) There are critics prepared to argue that Jesus worked no miracles at all. Miracles are allegedly......

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Belmont's Golden Jubilee

T HE Benedictine Order. unlike many others, was founded in a secular age, said Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Archbishop of Monmouth, at a concelebrated Mass at Belmont Abbey on......

Archbishop Cowderoy To Have Operation

ARCHBISHOP COWDE ROY of Southwark, 65, who was admitted to hospital at the end of last month, says in a letter to the clergy of the diocese that he is to undergo an operation.......