27th June 1969

27th June 1969
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Nun To Found New Community

BY A STAFF REPORTER A A CARMELITE nun who last November criticised male domination. in the Church in an article in New Christian has left Britain for Canada. She is to found a......

Pope On Dangers Of Challenging Authority

FROM ALAN MeE LWAIN IN ROME D ECLARING that there was a "diffused lack of confidence" in his administration of the Church, Pope Paul has warned of the "grave dangers" facing......

Archbishop Murphy For Prince's Investiture

BY A STAFF REPORTER A RCHBISHOP MURPHY of Cardiff and Bishop Langton Fox, Auxiliary of Menevia, have accepted invitations to join in an ecumenical service at Caernarvon on July......

Cardinal Suenens Rejects Criticism By Curia

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT C ARDINAL Suenens of Brussels, in a statement this week, rejected outright the criticisms by "a few Curial cardinals" of views on the election of......

`keep Sense Of Proportion'

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT PrHE life of the Church has in many ways "never been so healthy," Cardinal Heenan said last week in Rochester, New York, where he conducted two......

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British Catholics' Backing Sought For Ulster Rights

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT THE Northern Irish Civil Rights movement is stepping up its organisation in this country in a bid to bring pressure on the Ulster government to grant......

Boost For Mr. Lynch

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE result of the Irish Republic's General Election has been to strengthen the position of Mr. Jack Lynch and Fianna Fail, though their share of the......

Churches' Protest Gives Africans New Hope

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A LTHOUGH last week's ALTHOUGH referendum in Rhodesia was an overwhelming victory for the Smith regime, the fact that the Catholic bishops had......

Pope Rejects Reform Of Envoys' Role

AL demands from liberals for a reform in the role of papal envoys throughout the world. In a lengthy decree published this week he reaffirmed their traditional role. This is to......

French Nun Canonised

A FRENCH nun was declared a _saint on Sunday by Pope Paul. She is Mother Julie Billiart, who founded the Order of the Sisters of Notre Dame of Namur in 1803, and died there......

Ucm Reception At Arundel Castle

THE national president of the Union of Catholic Mothers, Mrs. O'Driscoll, of the Birmingham Archdiocese, was the principal guest at a UCM rally on Wednesday at Arundel. It be......

Nuns Taking More Interest In Youth

O NE of the most si g nificant developments in the work of the Catholic Youth Service Council last year was the increasin g number of nuns showin g interest in its work, says......

Catholic Teachers Suspended In 'big Classes' Dispute

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT THIRTY-SEVEN teachers in four Durham Catholic schools were suspended last week by the school governors for refusing to teach classes of more than 30......

Ex-priests As Probation Officers

M ORE than one in ten of priests seekin g a secular life who have been helped by "Compass," the small group of people who attempt to resettle them, are now probation officers.......

Biafra Runs

OUT OF FOOD RELIEF STOCKS FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT S TOCKS of relief food and medicines in Biafra have now run out, the International Red Cross announced in Geneva on......

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Tont Shut Your Eyes'

PAULA DAVIES meets LADY HOARE, who runs the Thalidomide Appeal THE telephone rang at least 20 times while I was there and the doorbell at least 10. Trying to interview Lady......

Vatican Sells Shares In Property Giant

WHAT with having labour troubles on its own doorstep and admitting that it had sold part of its holding in Italian stocks, the Vatican had quite a newsy week. The story about......

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Opinion

An Exhibition to forget T HE Vocations Exhibition in Leeds has ended and it would take a casuist of staggering ingenuity to pretend that it was a roaring success. It was not.......

That Interview: I Can See No Reason For Retraction

By Cardinal Suenens T HE Press has carried reports of a letter to me from Cardinal Tisserant, as from a few other Curial Cardinals, disapproving my recent interview with Les......

Seminaries—melting Pots Not Moulds

By Fr. MICHAEL RICHARDS S OME friends were bring ing me back to my seminary in Paris after a day in the country. As we arrived at the imposing gateway in the rue d'Assas, their......

Europe's New Phase: Britain's Role In Advance To Unity

by Norman St.John-Stevas :THERE is no doubt that I Europe as a whole is now entering into a new and vital phase in her history and that the prospects for a renewal of the......

Reflection

by Canon F. H. DRINKWATER The blood of our price S OME prophet of doom told me the other day that the feast of the Precious Blood is to be abolished. We celebrated it this......

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The Other Ireland Of Scandal And Of Bad Christians

W HAT Irish Utopia is my friend Owen O'Keeffe writing about in your letter columns of June 20? Or is there an Ireland within an Ireland, one in which an Archbishop's social......

Scant Regard For Authority

I N your issue of April 11 you stated in large headlines: "Pope warns of 'schismatic ferment'." In fact, on Holy Thursday the Pope said in an address : "How can it be a Church,......

We Want To

I N my letter of May 30 I was most certainly not suggesting that all women are in favour of lay readers or even that all women are anxious to be "horning in on the few things......

Be Considered Equal

not do without a server at Mass in a convent, he must bring a boy with him. In such circumstances, at least, could not the women and girls assist him? In the present shortage......

Questions & Answers

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question—When did the form of canonisation that we know today first take place? Miss A.M.F., York, Answer—The first Papal canonisation for which we......

Canonisation

of the Sacred Congregation of Rites and, only a couple of months ago, the present Pope divided this Congregation into two bodies, one of which, the Sacred Congregation for the......

Vocations: Don't Forget How A S An Undergraduate, I Would...

to endorse the reasons Fr. Crispian Hollis (June 13) puts forward for the "mere trickle" of universitytrained candidates for the priesthood. He is entirely correct in stating......

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Taking The Wraps Off The Royals

THE blockbusting televi sion event of the week, the film Royal Family, has equally received blockbusting critical comment, sometimes apparently needing two commentators from the......

Novels And How To Write Them

by MARY VAUGHAN All Things Nice by Rachel Bil lington (Heinemann 30s.) When Rain Clouds Gather by Bessie Head (Gollancz 25s.) The Non-Combatants by David Creed (Collins 25s.)......

The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Catholic Empire

by SIR CHARLES PETRIE Italy in the Making, 1815-1R46 by G. F-H. & J. Berkeley (Cambridge University Press 5 vols 60s., 70s.. and 90s.) THE period of which the joint authors......

Holy Housework

by W. FOSTER Conversations with Mgr. Escriva de Balaguer (Scepter 15s.) A T a time when the more progressive minds are vexed with such problems as whether or not it would be......

Theology Today By R. C. Gorman, Si

The Work of Our Redemption by C. Howell, S.J. (Chapman, 16s.) LIR. C. HOWELL'S classic has A a new look, partly in vivid drawings by Benedictine nuns of Cockfosters, but also......

Elusive And Obscure

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART THREE films reviewed be low contribute to our view of the cinema today. Whether as a more general reflection of contemporary life, or as a direct......

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A Vocations Exhibition Run By Laymen

by MAUREEN VINCENT A VOCATIONS exhibi tion organised by laymen might sound, at first, rather like a contradiction in terms, but that is in fact what Harvest '69 is. The idea......

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Preaching In Brazil 'caa Mean Subversion Charge'

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT CATHOLIC priests in Brazil had only to preach that God gave the world to all men, not to a few people, to be branded as "subversives" or......

Malta Church To Count Its Wealth

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A N inventory of all Church property and assets in Malta is to be prepared, in answer to critics who say that it has large gold and money reserves......

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Bolivian Bishops

support miners and peasants From MICHAEL ELMER La Paz, Bolivia B OLIVIA'S bishops, in a recent conference, have declared their solidarity with the country's miners and......