27th February 1970

27th February 1970
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Change In Law Would Not Help Vocations

BY A STAFF REPORTER CARDINAL HEENAN told priests of the Westminster Archdiocese this week that abolition of the celibacy rule would not produce the priests needed by the......

Guarded Reaction To

lest-tube baby' BY A STAFF REPORTER C HRISTIAN spokesmen this week reacted guardedly to the latest technique of attempting to overcome infertility in women. In a B.B.C.-2......

Rhodesian Land Act Threat To Churches

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT H E Roman Catholic bishops of Rhodesia, after a five-day meeting, have expressed "grave concern at a new attitude" of the Rhodesian Government......

Pope May Write Decree For Priests

From ALAN McELWAIN in Rome REPORT that Pope A Paul is writing a document dealing with the life and role of the 20th century priest which will reiterate, naturally, his rigid......

American Jesuits To Honour Dr. Ramsey

BY A STAFF REPORTER THE Archbishop of Can terbury, Dr. Michael Ramsey, and Cardinal Suenens, Archbishop of MalinesBrussels, will fly to New York next Friday for an eight-day......

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Bbc Sex Tuition

film in Catholic TV festival BY A STAFF REPORTER 'THE B.B.C. entered one of its programmes from the controversial series 'THE Education in Primary Schools" for the 12th......

Bishop Whelan And Team Given Warm Welcome Home

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT B ISHOP Whelan of Owerri, in the former secessionist Biafra, and 13 other Irish missionaries, four of them nuns, were greeted by a crowd of several......

Scottish Bishops' Support

A STATEMENT in support of the Pope's pronouncements in defence of priestly celibacy, issued this week by the Scottish bishops, says: "The Scottish bishops have no reservations......

Rededication By Priests `good Idea'

—Cardinal Wright FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT T HE Vatican proposal that priests should renew their promises of obedience and celibacy on Holy Thursday each year did not come......

Cardinal Heenan's Talk To Priests

Him in the priesthood of the Latin Church. "The most specious of all arguments used to attack the rule of celibacy is to call it an obstacle to vocations. The Greek Orthodox......

`freedom And Responsibility'

BY A STAFF REPORTER FREEDOM and responsi bility are the best guardians of broadcasting standards, said Mr. Charles Curran, Director-General of the B.B.C., addressing the......

No Other Gods

T HE more dramatic forms of addiction — to dangerous drugs or to alcohol shock and disturb most of us. Moreover, we feel that the young person who turns to pot and/or pills as a......

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Golden Jubilee Of An Unconventional Priest

by ARTHUR GODFREY BORN in Liverpool 75 years ago, Canon William Gordon. Rector of St. James's, Twickenham (Midr dlesex), celebrates the golden jubilee of his priesthood......

First Asked College Under Lay Control

[ by JOHN O'KEEFFE LIKE any lusty new enter. prise, Newman College, the Catholic teacher training college which stands in 14 acres of Birminghi'm's green belt, at Bartley Green,......

Tribute To A Merry Christian Gentleman

GABRIEL FALLON'S DUBLIN DIARY IRELAND has suffered the loss of a great Christian 2 gentleman in the person of Eoin O'Mahony, K.M. and barrister-at-law, whose sudden death......

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Opinion

BLUNT WORDS ON CELIBACY W E have been left in no doubt as to where the Hierarchy of England and Wales stands on the celibacy issue. Cardinal Heenan, in dealing with the matter......

Was Elizabeth Deposed As Queen Of Ireland By Fr. J. H....

FOUR hundred years ago, on February 25. 1570, Pope Pius V excommunicated the Queen of England. There had been a formal trial before the Rota and she had been adjudged a heretic......

Don't Censor Catholic Press, Says Priest

P RIESTS should not act as censors of the Catholic Press, said Fr. James Collins, parish priest of St. Joseph the Worker, Kirkby, Lancs.. last week. Writing in his parish......

When Sex Education Can Be A Disaster

T HE current controversy about the B.B.C. filmstrip for use in primary schools reveals how widespread is the misunderstanding of the real nature of sex education. For many......

Papal Teaching Powers

IN my previous series of articles on the crisis through which the Church is passing I stated the need for the widest possible freedom of discussion within the Church, but added......

Cambridge Circus

B Y appearing on the boards during the Trinity Revue at Cambridge, Prince Charles has proved that he will certainly make a better Naval officer than he will an actor. But he has......

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What The Public Should Know About Our Students

Y OUR issue of February 13 contained two letters on the subject of students. One, by Fr. Nigel Collingwood, deals, inter alia, with the causes of divisiveness in our......

Applause For John Ryan

-11 AM not going all the way up to Manchester to prove it, but if N. Borland (February 13) of that city likes to come down to South Wales he can meet at least one Catholic who......

Can Mass Still Be Said In Latin?

QUESTION and ANSWER Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question—Please give an up-to-date account of the rules governing the language in which Mass is celebrated. Is it true that......

Criticism Of Policy Is Not Sabotage

Y OUR correspondent J. Laws (February 13) asks me if I wish to see the Church cease to exist. In one word, "No". But your correspondent really ought to distinguish criticism of......

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The Puzzling Philosopher Finds A Modern Boswell

by Dom PETER FLOOD, O.S.B. The Thou g ht of Rudolf Bukmann by Andre Maser ( Irish University Press 85s.) T HIS summary of the thought of Rudolf Bultmann by the professor of......

Character Change In Vietnam

by LEWIS STEDMAN JONES Incident on Hill 192 by Daniel Lang (Seeker & Warburg 25s.; Pan Books 4s.) T HE protest movement against the war in Vietnam finds ammunition for its......

The Canine Aristocrats

The Toy Breeds by Mar g aret Sheldon and Barbara Lockwood ( Pelham Books 30s.) "R EGULAR grooming with a fibre glove, followed by polishin g with velvet . .." is far from our......

Luther And Scholasticism

by MICHAEL HARDING Luther An Introduction to his Thou g ht by Gerhard Ebelin g ( Collins 45s. ) W HAT was wrong with Luther? Why did he not try to reform the Church from within......

The Mothers Of Spastic Children Tell Their Story

by KENNETH BROWN. A CALL for the payment of a special children's allowance to mothers of handicapped children, and particularly to those who have no day care facilities and who......

Paula Davies Interview

Mother and son life of St. Matthew AT 20 she hit the headlines as a witness for the defence in the Lady Chatterley case. At 30 Bernardino Bishop is now not sure that she should......

Lenten Reading

by THOMAS CORBISHLEY, S.J Intelligent Theology Vol III by Piet Fransen, S.J. (Darton Longman & Todd 21s.) Father Fransen has long been known, both in this country and eslewhere......

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The Nation Indicted For Nurses' Plight

N URSES and nursing figured prominent ly on my screen last week in the news and else where, and a casement or two was opened on some pretty forlorn aspects of our land. Most......

Could B E Good

Monday, I.T.V.: "Rumour." Play written, directed, produced by Mike Hodges and all shot on location for maximum viewability. It makes a black prophecy about the future of free......

Refreshing Comedies

W ARNER-PATHS have brought off a very welcome double in the form of two refreshingly human and well-acted comedies. Both are also distinguished by the excellent professional......

Canonisation Plan Criticised By Jesuit

A A STRONG attack on the proposal to canonise the Forty English Martyrs was made last week by a Jesuit priest. He says the issue has been raised because the Catholic hierarchy......

Behind Bench And Bar

THEATRE by Gerard Noel I T was amusing to see a star theatre critic, writing in one of the London "evenings," taking playwright Henry Cecil to task for not observing legal......