27th March 1970

27th March 1970
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Crisis Point For The Church In Rhodesia

by ANTHONY SCHMITZ (Anthony Schmitz, deputy editor of "Mow", the Catholic newspaper for Africans in Rhodesia, has arrived in Britain after being deported from Rhodesia early......

Bishop Ellis Preaches To Anglicans

By a Staff Reporter BISHOP ELLIS of Notting ham preached in the Anglican Church in Southwell, Notts., on Palm Sunday in return for a similar visit to his cathedral by the Rt.......

Searching Look At Priestly Life

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE secular clergy of England and Wales will take one of the most searching looks ever at how well the priestly ministry works and what can be done to......

World Laity Council Members Meet Pope

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE Pope made an unprecedented invitation last week to members of the International Laity Council to meet him in the Synod • Chambers to discuss the......

`slant' Magazine To Close

By a Staff Reporter T HE next issue of Slant, "the magazine of the Catholic Left," will be its last. Sheed and Ward, its publishers, have been losing money on it for some time,......

Challenge To Direct Grant Schools

BY A STAFF REPORTER G O comprehensive or go it alone is the message to direct grant and independent day schools from the *second report, published on Tuesday, of the Public......

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Bishop Butler On Differences Which Hamper Unity

BY A STAFF REPORTER N ON-DOCTRINAL factors as well as serious doctrinal differences between Catholics and Anglicans were hampering attempts at unity, said Bishop Butler,......

More Teachers Urged For Handicapped

T HE efforts being made to provide religious education for handicapped children, the problems involved and the need to improve existing facilities were all dealt with by Fr.......

Christians `not Left Or Right'

T HE Christian is neither a Rightist nor a Leftist, and "neither tradition nor progress is an idol for him," Cardinal Danielou, the French theologian, said in a recent article......

Church Needs Lay Groups' Knowledge

says Newman chief BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A LTHOUGH the work of apostolic organisations in Britain was recognised as a key feature of the Church, official structures had......

Missionaries `must Take Back Seat'

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE task of the missioner was to train and inspire the local people to run the affairs of the Church, not to take over the running of them himself.......

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Gabriel Fallon's Dublin Diary 111.

T HERE are approximately 1,400 Roman Catholics attending Trinity College, Dublin. Most if not all of them are there as the result of a decision "in accordance with the norms and......

'spiritual Rights' Call Might Not Come Amiss

one of the largest male confraternities in the world. Unless my memory deceives me it was members of this confraternity which many years ago, following a violent anti-Semitic......

Stumbling Block To Japan's Conversion

by JOHN LUFF A LTHOUGH there is absolute freedom of religion in Japan, and although Japan! has a population exceeding 100 million. there are less than one million Japanese......

Davies Discordant Voice Of Spring

PAULA S PRING is the season that should make us all feel marvellous. 'Frees are coming into blossom, daffodils are massing in the parks, and every other married friend one......

L. G 9 Missionaries 5

,ONE OF THE MOST ex citing events in the recent life of the Church in Britain has been the establishment of the Missionary Institute in London. No fewer than seven missionary......

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The Real Joy Of Easter Is Restored Hope

"T HERE is no need for you to be afraid," the angel says to us across the empty tomb at Jerusalem. "You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth who was crucified. He is not here, for......

Purpose Of The Catholic Press

by Norman St. John Stevas S OMETIMES I wonder whether this column really has any purpose or effect, or indeed whether there is any point in the Catholic Press as such. These......

If It's Laughter You're After

4 DESMOND ALBROW T HE best comedy show on television last week was undoubtedly the Labour party's political broadcast which took the form of a quiz show between "old" and "new"......

Church Versus State

T HE Catholic Hierarchy has been quite ex plicit in denouncing threats to segregate blacks and whites in Rhodesia. It has stated that no government which denies men land,......

Rights To Education

It is no exaggeration to say that the future of Rhodesia and of the Church in Rhodesia is in Smith's hands. His only alternative to reversing his racial policy is to silence the......

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Condemned By The Council Of Trent

QINCE Mr. Hu g h W. Paine " showed last week that Christian charity, be shor (whom, I fear, 1 do not know) he is bored with me, I will, in t as 1 can. I am not, as the An g......

Too Much About The Wilson Cat

I ADMIRE Mr. Norman St. John-Stevas for disa g reein g with you, Sir , last week. over Pere g rine Worsthorne's criticism of a party he was asked to at 10 Downin g Street. I am......

Aiding Disabled

E VEN for those of us in the "Carry On" films, carrying on with real life isn't always a joke. but carryin g on with everyday life and useful work can he a hard task indeed for......

What We Need Is An Anti-injustice Movement

W E are asked 13 ) to remember Sharpeville and the in j ustices that have arisen out of the policy of apartheid. Could we not also be asked to remember the other numerous......

The Fifth

column in the Church W letter ( February 13) would appear to have provoked some considerable reaction. Understandably, various Anglican clergymen have concentrated on the......

More Need Than Ever For Regular Confession

F R, JOHN SYMON serves a most useful function week after week. The q uestions he sets out to answer are so reflective of so many common worries. His piece last week about the......

The Fear Of God

QUESTION and ANSWER Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question — In Ecclesiasticus 1, 14, we read, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," but this puzzles me as 1 cannot......

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It's Either Hell On Earth Or All The Way With Christ

I by Fr. Michael Theodore Roszak The Makings of a Counter Culture. Reflections on the Technocratic Society and its Youthful Opposition. (Faber and Faber 45s ) A YEAR or two......

Church Facts In Haphazard Fashion

THE changes in the 1970 2 ' Catholic Directory (Burns Oates 45s.) include a list of the various commissional and secretariats set up by the conference of the Bishops of England......

This Was The Noblest

showman of them all by Sir FELIX AYLMER Shakespeare and the Actors by Ivor Brown (Bodley Head 35s.) F EW writers have done more than Ivor Brown to distil from the vast mass......

Shattered City Of The Second Bomb

by LEWIS STEDMAN JONES Nagasaki The Forgotten Bomb by Frank W. Chinnock. (George Allen & Unwin 42s.) T HIS promises to be one of those rare books, a superb piece of journalism......

Lent Reading By T. Corbishley,

Living in Hope by Ladislaus Boros (Burns & Oates 22s.) Ever since the appearance of The Moment of Truth, Fr. Boros has been recognised as a profound and impressive interpreter......

From Nicknacks To Neighbours In Children's Books

by ISABEL QUIGLY N OT all of us can be artists but nearly all of us can be craftsmen, especially in the early years before we get set in our ways and think we can't do this or......

B Oo K S

A near miss on the value of suffering by Dom. PETER FLOOD, O.S.B. Goodness Distorted by W. Norman Pittenger (Mowbray & Co. 10s.) T HIS paperback is in two parts, the one......

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Television By H. R. F. Keating

O NCE upon a time there would have seemed no point to the vast majority of us in discussing Evil. Then everyone knew that there was Good. the presence of God, and there was......

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

What, you will ask, in the name of all that's everyday is an ethologist? Well, this one was Stan Windass, author of a book called Man Divided and the science he personifies is......

Easter At Grimisuat

GRIMISUAT is a small but very beautiful village perched high on the slopes above Sion in the Canton of Valais in Switzerland. It has several charming timbered houses, and modern......

Tourists For Fun

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART ELEMENTARY or even banal comedies arc increasingly becoming the most welcome of the new films. If they make people laugh, at least they may provide a......

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Church Tormented, Says Pope

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT T HE Church today was "tormented, menaced, suspected and rejected," said the Pope on Thursday last week, the feast of St. Joseph and a national......

Brazil Bishops Back Torture Inquiry

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT D ESPTTE denials by the Brazilian Government that its agents are torturing political prisoners, the Brazilian Bishops' Conference has decided to......

Translations

GRANT of $25,000 (£10,417) was made last week by the Vatican to match Protestant Bible Societies in financing projects of work on common Bible translation. The funds will pay......

Pope Paul Handing A Palm To Cardinal Felici During The...

Peter's. Vatican grant recommended by for Bible the Vatican FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT A REPORT urging the general adoption of priests' councils has been completed by the......

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State Schools' R.e.

out of date says report BY A STAFF REPORTER R ELIGIOUS education in State schools is out of date, says a statement issued this week by the Social Morality Council. It says......

Rhodesian Bishops' Full Statement

THE full text of the Rhodesian bishops' statement, entitled A Crisis of Conscience, is as follows: "Before the referendum last June, we spoke to you in a brief pastoral message,......

`martin Luther King Sunday' In April

T HE Martin Luther King Foundation is inviting clergy and ministers of all denominations to mark the second anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination (April 4, 1968)......