26th September 1969

26th September 1969
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`censorship' Complaint

At the core of the discussions will be the proposal that national conferences of bishops should submit major statements to the Holy See before they are made public. This has......

`lesser Role' Fear

Belgium bishops hold that there is a trend towards diminishing the role of the bishops while strengthening that of the Curia. This is a pet subject of Cardinal Suenens, the......

Bishop Sheen Praised

B ISHOP Fulton Sheen has been congratulated by the Pope on his fiftieth anniversary as a priest. Pope Paul praised the pastoral activity of the famous preacher and writer, now......

Rosary Not Dropped, Say Expelled Group

BY A STAFF REPORTER ONE of the liveliest Catho lic action groups in Essex has been expelled from the Legion of Mary for allegedly breaking a rule of procedure. The group, in......

Bishop Defregger Gives Up Duties

By a Special Correspondent BISHOP DEFREGGER, Auxiliary and Vicar General of Munich, who has admitted passing on an order for the execution of 17 Italian hostages during the war......

Augustinians Professed

A MONG a group of 30 novices professed at the Augustinian novitiate last week in Dublin were three Englishmen and one Scot — Geoffrey Bavidge of North Shields; Paul Brennan. of......

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Non-violence 'not Proven', Priest Tells Conference

"IT has yet to be shown that non-violent action can be effective against a - 1 -system that is determined not to yield power or grant justice," Fr. Edward Lane told members of......

Controversy Follows 'exile' Of Church Marxist Expert

FROM OUR ROME CORRESPONDENT O NE of the Church's top experts on Marxism , whose work Pope Paul has commended, has been suspended for three years from teaching at the Pontifical......

Shelter Chief Hits At The Piccadilly Squatters

By a Staff Reporter DES WILSON, Director of Shelter, the national campaign for the homeless, said at a meeting in Byfleet, Surrey, on Sunday, that the kind of homeless......

Priests Who Quit 'lacking In Maturity'

IX. LACK of "due human maturity" — the quality called for by Vatican II in candidates for the priesthood—was blamed by Cardinal Krol of Philadelphia last week for many of the......

Nursing Nuns Discuss Their Problems

T HE Healing Church was the theme of a five-day seminar organised by the Association of Religious Nursing Sisters at Spode House last week, attended by about 100 nursing nuns......

Communists Raise `holy Money' Row

T HE Vatican and the Communist Party were at odds last week over what the party newspaper L'Unita derisively called "Holy Money." The dispute started on Wednesday when the paper......

Brazil Rejects Curbs On High Birth Rate

T HE Brazil Government has told the United Nations it flatly rejects outside efforts to persuade it to operate schemes of population control. "Life must for us continue to have......

Cardinals Back Brazil Death Penalty

qi-tE decision by the A Brazilian Government to introduce capital punishment in its campaign to put down growing unrest in the country has been defended by Cardinal Rossi of Sao......

Blind Catholics' Group Meeting

T HE Association of Blind Catholics, which is run by and for the sightless, holds its annual meeting on Saturday, October 11, at St. Vincent's Convent, Carlisle Place, London,......

Fr. G. V. Peuleve A Report In Our Issue Of September

12 said that Fr. Gerard V. Peuleve, parish priest of Holy Trinity, Chipping Norton, which has been taken over by the Jesuit Fathers, has retired. This is incorrect, the mistake......

U.s. Seminarians Urge Voluntary Celibacy

A SUBSTANTIAL majority of theological students in Catholic seminaries in America believe priestly celibacy should be put on a voluntary basis. But only 9 per cent feel that......

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No Spark Or Fire From Liberals

By IAN WALLER O NE thing that all the party conferences seem to have in common these days is a prolonged standing ovation, usually rather obviously contrived by the party......

Battles In The Summer Sky

by FREDA,SRUCE LOCKHART C RITICISM cannot always if ever, be wholly objective. Whether Guy Hamilton's film, The Battle of Britain ("U". Dominion) is a total triumph worthy of......

Another Frenchman Joins The Curia

ALAN McELWAINI T HE French are getting quite a hold on the Curia. Bishop Fougerat of Grenoble has been transferred to the titular See of Alba and, at the same time, Appointed a......

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Protest And Property

W HEN the squatters moved into Piccadilly, it was tempting to see them as a spearhead for Shelter's new campaign for the homeless and ill-housed. Unhappily, it proved to be a......

Producing Wealth

It was recently said that the capitalist system distributes wealth unfairly, but that no one has found a better way of producing wealth. This is the key to the Eastern European......

Secret Brooding On Spiritual Matters

By Rosemary Knighton T O LOOK BACK at my rather curious schooldays is to realise that, from an academic point of view, I learned very little. Their importance for me, oddly......

Critics Answered On My Priesthood Article

by Norman St. John-Stevas POPE N. is back after his "holiday," all but a week of which was in fact spent on my forthcoming study of the birth control controversy inside and......

Golden Jubilee Of The Knights

BRITAIN'S largest body of laymen is sixty years old, and in Glasgow tomorrow and on Sunday the Knights of Columba will hold an annual general meeting cum golden jubilee. The......

`i Love You'

by Sister Madeleine, O.S.A. T O say: "I love you" means: "I am drawn to you, I am bound to you, I need you, I am not whole without you." It is not the statement of a cool......

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Confusion Over Suspended Priests

IN their letter of September -I12 Fr. Thomas Byrne and his fellow members of the Catholic Priests' Association do not seem to he aware of all the facts surrounding the......

It Was A Merry Jest

I REGRET Frank R. James (September 12) has taken exception to my letter of the previous week. It was not meant to he taken too seriously. but rather as a "merry jest" alter the......

Unfair To Invoking Conscience Drop-out On 'humanae Vitae...

not Liturgy Y OUR article by Paula Davies about one particular Piccadilly "drop-out" (Sept. 19) is less than fair to the drop-out philosophy as a whole. As one who heartily......

Lack Of Charity?

M AY I assure Fr. Mooney (Sept. 19) that my letter of September 12 was not "the fruit of mature and sincere reflection" but a spontaneous reaction to Sister Benedicte Marie's......

C Anon Burrett (september 19) Has Surely Mistaken My...

am not one of the "rebel" priests of last year, but one, who on the contrary, resigned his parish on the publication of the Bishops' Statement. At the time I publicly denounced......

Old Magazines

R EADERS are asked to send their used Catholic newspapers, magazines and pamphlets to Mary Conway. 14 Castle Street, Cork, Ireland, for forwarding to missionary priests and......

Negative Look At The Press

WAS disappointed with Douglas Brown's article (Sept. 12) entitled "Working on a Secular Newspaper". I found it negative, vague and lacking in constructive thought or ideas. We......

Open Minds And A-level Theology

R. N. V. WARBURTON is perfectly correct in saying (September 19 ) that there is no 'A' level course in Religious Knowledge based on Catholic theology and I would be very much......

Why I Do Not Share Humphry Berkeley's Views On Race

MR. HUMPHRY BERKELEY may be preoccupied with the subject of race relations as his apologia (September 19) discloses, but he cannot expect everyone else to share his conviction......

Helping Parents

L ET us give a rare word of praise to the Catholic Truth Society for its new series of pamphlets "Helping Catholic Parents". We bought the whole series on eye appeal, and found......

Catholic Wit

I HAVE been commissioned by Leslie Frewin Publishers Limited to prepare an anthology of the best Catholic humour. I would be most grateful if your readers would send me their......

Shocked By Apathy On Ulster

I AM shocked by the apathy and fear of fellow En g lish Catholics in their attitude towards the plight of their compatriots and co-religionists in Northern Ireland. For some......

Sanctuary Choir

I is a pity that Eric Flood's otherwise excellent article of September 12 should attack our few remaining liturgical choirs on such a doubtful point as choristers slipping out......

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Gkc's Views More Fearfully Relevant Now Than Ever

by MAISIE WARD A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton (Darwen Finlayson 30s.) C HESFERTON, we are told, is out of date, and this seems probable enough with a man who insisted......

Detective Delicacy

by H. R. F. KEATING The Flaxborough Crab by Cohn Watson (Eyre and Spottiswoode 25s.) The Ftaxborough Chronicle by Colin Watson (Eyre and Spottiswoode 45s.) 111HERE is......

Gallantry And Faith Not Enough

by Maj. Gen. LORD MONCKTON The Two Sieges of Rhodes 1480-1522 by Eric Brockman (John Murray 42s.). C APTAIN BROCK M AN, himself a Knight of Malta, has written this small but......

Children And The Mainstream

by ISABEL QUIGLY you buy picture-books in supermarkets there are still plenty of horrors about, but at the other end of the scale there are some beauties, well worth keeping......

Churchill Biography

by MARK ALBROW Winston Churchill by Martin Gilbert (Jonathan Cape. Jackdaw No. 31, 12s.) THIS addition to the Cape range of "Jackdaws" contains a potted but detailed......

Religious Books Today By Henry St. John, O.p.

Words and Images by E. L. Mascall (Darton, Longman & Todd, 8s. 6d.) The Christian in the World by John Keating (Geoffrey Chapman.) Genesis 1.41 by Joseph Blenkinsopp. Galatians......

Poet Impresses In Ranks Of The 'talking Heads' I Am

indebted to the poet P. J. Kavanagh for a spirited defence in Line - Up: The Week of "talking heads" and I gladly see my week in these terms following his footsteps. "Talking......

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Fresh Wind Blowing As Portugal Faces Crucial Election Test

A YEAR has passed since Dr. Salazar. Portugal's Prime Minister for 36 years, collapsed with the illness that has ended his public life. His successor, Prof, Marcello Caetano,......

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Death Of Cardinal Urbani: Fighter Against Dissent

CARDINAL URBANI, Patriarch of Venice and President of the Italian Bishops' Conference, died in Venice last week after a heart attack, aged 69. He was once considered a candidate......

Archbishop Shell, Friend Of Roosevelt

po NTIFICAL Requiem Mass for Archbishop Shell. 83, founder of the 'Catholic Youth Organisation of America, who died of heart failure at Tucson, Arizona, was concelebrated last......

South Africa Fears Too Many Catholic Immigrants

HE South African Government was urged to continue t h e country's present Protestant Catholic balance at a Pretoria Provincial Congress of the governing National Party. There......

Old People's Housing Scheme

"H ELP the Aged's" first completely purpose-built housing scheme comprising 24 units and other accommodation is nearing completion at Aldershot. The House Committee, chaired by......

Honorary Canon

T HE Very Rev. Jeremiah Kelly, 73, - parish pniest of St. Anne's, Ancoats, Manchester, and rural dean of St. Anne's Deanery since 1939 has been appointed an Honorary Canon of......

C.r.-lc. Chapter In England

T HE second part of the General Chapter of the Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception ,wIll be held next January at Harlow, Essex, at the main house of the Canons in this......

Parish Pilgrimage By Hovercraft

P ARISRIONERS of Si John's, Sevenoaks, will cross the Channel by hovercraft tomorrow on a weekend polgrimage to Our Lady of Boulogne, led by Fr. Martin Heal, parish priest...

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Pope Appeals For Special Status For Holy Places

P OPE Paul has called on Christian, Moslem and Jewish leaders to negotiate a special status for Jerusalem and other Holy Places in Palestine, the Vatican said on Wednesday. The......

Plea For End To Violence

By a Special Correspondent T HE world today was afflicted by a "sympathy for violence" and quests for power and prestige that made the establishment of peace "a I most appear......

Saints 'more Credible Than Theologians'

1 1HE Church may be spending too much time listening to theologians, said the German theologian, Fr. Bernard H a e r i n g. C.SS.R., talking to priests in America, where he has......

Walk-in Thief At Cathedral House

A MAN posing as a Post Office engineer walked in to Cathedral House, Brentwood. and searched rooms. He stole money belonging to Fr. Cornelius Joyce, one of the curates on......

Politics `slippery Ice For Church'

W HENEVER the Church enters the political arena, it walks on "slippery ice," a Dutch bishop said last week. He was referring to the warning the Dutch hierarchy gave 15 years ago......