27th March 1992

27th March 1992
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Economy A Proife Issue, Say Bishops

John Ryan by Peter Stanford THE management of the economy, at the centre of the election battle, is "a pivotal pro-life issue", Scotland's bishops said this week. Only by......

Pope Lambasts 'homicidal' Euthanasia In After-life Speech

by our Rome correspondent THE Pope forcefully reiterated church teaching on euthanasia this week, calling the practice a "homicidal gesture" which "no authority" could impose or......

Catholic Hostility To Ruc Disclaimed

by Angus Macdonald CATHOLIC attitudes towards the police in Northern Ireland are more positive than at any time in recent years, according to a new report published this week.......

Charity Official Suspended

THE secretary of the Converts Aid Society, which is being wound up after an inquiry ordered by Cardinal Hume found evidence of financial mismanagement, this week said he had......

Mystery Deal Could Reprive Challoner

A MYSTERY buyer is on the verge of clinching a deal over the future of the trouble-hit Challoner, the London club for well-heeled Catholics. The Challoner, which has occupied......

Priests Told To Keep Views Secret

by our Rome correspondent POPE John Paul II has forbidden priests to express personal opinions when hearing confessions. Speaking at his special annual Lenten audience for......

Italian Prelates On Mafia Hit-list

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome ITALY's interior ministry has warned at least one leading Italian bishop that his name is on a list of potential political assassination victims. The......

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By Timothy Elphick Church Volunteers Distributing Food To...

starvation in Moscow need urgent help to tackle the crisis facing the city, the Orthodox chairman of a commission on religion and human rights said on a tour of Britain this......

Bishops Pin Blame

KENYA's bishops have launched a fierce attack on the national government, pinning on it the blame for worsening unrest in the country. In a pastoral letter read out to Kenya's......

Put Your Faith On The Screen, Vatican Urges

THE church should recognise the potential of television and the media for bringing the Christian message to peoples, according to a Vatican statement issued this week.......

Brazil Mourns Nun Who Cared For The Destitute

THOUSANDS gathered in Brazil this week for the funeral of a nun whose work with the poor of the north-easterly Bahia state earned her a nationwide reputation as the country's......

Malawi Hopes Rise

MALAWI's bishops this week held talks with the government of President Hastings Banda in an attempt to normalise churchstate relations, after they were questioned for eight......

For Lighthouse

THE largest ever mass eviction of people in one of the world's poorest countries is being carried out to make way for a multimillion pound lighthouse commemorating the 500th......

Prophet Conies Home

FR BEDE Griffiths, the 86-year old Benedictine monk widely regarded as a modem-day prophet who has lived for almost 40 years in an Indian ashram, is to visit England next......

Life Plan Submitted

THE leader of the Irish Senate's anti-abortion group this week submitted to the Dublin government outline proposals for a referendum on the issue after the Supreme Court's......

Sail Away To Ireland For £15 A Head.

That's affordable B&Ireland With Bad you can sail from Holyhead to the heart of Dublin or Pembroke to Rosslare for just 1.75 one way, car and up to Five adults, that's just £15......

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Liverpool Cathedral To Get Repair Boost

by Angus Macdonald LIVERPOOL'S Metropolitan Cathedral has been awarded £500,000 for conservation work to its crypt the largest individual grant made this year under a £5.4......

Jesuit Offers Vision Of Third World Grace

by Joanna Moorhead CONVERSION to a more Christian way of life is the possibility offered to the West by the third world, Jesuit Jon Sobrino told an audience at Salford Cathedral......

Aids Ward To Re-open

AN empty ward at the Mildmay Mission Hospital, the London AIDS hospice and care centre, is to re-open after being forced to close last year due to revenue cuts. The Helen Unit......

Ban On

Palestinian academic A LEADING Palestinian academic who was to have lectured at a Catholic college was banned from speaking by the Israeli government. Khalil Mahshi, head......

Bishops' Diaries

MATTERS ecumenical occupy many of the bishops this week. On Tuesday Archbishop Derek Worlock of Liverpool sets off for the Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland......

Church Unity Call

VISIBLE unity does not mean "monochrome uniformity" but is a rich kaleidescope of the wisdom of God, delegates to an ecumenical conference on local church unity were told this......

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Herald House, Lambs Passage, Bunhill Row, London Ec1y 8tq...

Editor Peter Stanford; Deputy Editor Joanna Moorhead; Advertisement Director James Hughes; Circulation Manager Tony Ashdown; Books Editor Sarah Sackville-West; Home Editor Angus......

I Shall Oppose The Hierarchy's "advice" (march 20) To Use

my vote in this forthcoming general election if I am offered a choice of only Conservative, Labour or Liberal Democrat and abstain on grounds of conscience. None of these......

Promotes Dialogue

WE were very pleased to see your report (March 20) of the Pope's address to some of the English bishops during their ad limina visit to Rome, when he said: "The National Board......

Bishops In Malawi Not Arrested

SEVERAL newspaper reports about the situation of Catholic bishops in Malawi compel me to write some definite facts. I lived in Malawi for 10 years and every day I am in contact......

Look For A White Knight?

COULD the Knights of St Columba enlighten me as to why they don't admit women? I was dismayed to hear an appeal made from the altar after mass today for men over 18 to join the......

Discipline That Improves A Priest's Mission And Work

1 HAVE served as a diocesan priest in the dioceses of Leeds and Hallam for 46 years, and am fully aware of the pressures in my vocation. Since Vatican II, despite our declining......

I Always Give The Leeds Permanent Building Society Hq In

the centre of my constituency a second glance when I pass it to check that it is still there. Perhaps the recent shortening of its name to "The Leeds" reflected the increasing......

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The Shameful Truth

MORE than 300,000 people have been killed in Central America over the last 25 years, the overwhelming majority of these murdered in the name of freedom and democracy. Why?......

Dreams Rest On The Dreaming Spires

THE dreaming spires were being buffeted by a blustery March gale as two of Britain's best known Catholics hit the campaign trail in the marginal seat of Oxford West and Abingdon......

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Road To Heaven Via Fires And The Dark Of Night

"MY God, niy God. why have you forsaken me?" I was going through a black patch some years ago, pursued by what Churchill call that "old black dog". I received a great deal of......

Ioneer Of The Mission Field

"I WANT to he a country parish priest." Such was the ambition of Charles Lavigerie. who was to become Archbishop of Algiers, apostolic delegate of the Sahara and the Sudan.......

Poison In The Chalice Of History

Judas Iscariot and The Myth of Jewish Evil by Hyam Maccoby (Peter Halban, £17.95) Graham Jenkins THREE portraits emerge from the New Testament and each has been used by......

Love Affair Of An Arresting Advocate

The Selected Letters of Bertrand Russell Volume 1 The Private Years (18841914) edited by Nicholas Griffin (Allen & Lane, £25) Lord Longford BERTRAND Russell was not a great man......

Encyclopedia Competition No. 4

EACH week during Lent we are printing one question in our special prize competition on the early church, run together with publishers James Clarke. Four prizewinners will......

National Organisation Of Catholic Laymen

March Letter 1992 Christianity and the General Election During this period of Election we cannot do better for our Country than by re-wording and bringing up to date our plain......

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Abbeys Where The Fish Are Jumping

Timothy Elphick visits the Leiria region of Portugal, a countryside dotted with historic abbeys and venerable shrines DEEP underground, in a labyrinth of tunnels cut into the......

Continuing Appeal Of The Shrine Of Fatima

IN May this year hundreds of thousands of pilgrims are expected to make their way to Fatima, the Portuguese Marian shrine, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Our Lady's......

Paris In The Springtime Romantics And Romance On A Wing...

Joanna Moorhead spent an inexpensive weekend strolling the rues and boulevards of Paris and discovered some fine church architecture and art PARIS in the springtime... warm,......

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Moving Image Of A Biblical World

FIRST there was video art, using moving images to challenge the the idea that only canvases should hang on gallery walls. Now, the video age has reached even the biblical world......

Animal Magic Behind The Bamboo Curtain

PANDAS, for some reason, were out in force on television this week. Quirky as ever, Arena (Friday, BBC2) studied the panda as cultural icon. The focus of attention was Chi-Chi,......

Forever Welcomed Back

Joshua 5: 9-12 2 Corinthians 5: 17-21 Luke 18: 1-3 11-32 THE theme of this Sunday's rcadings is reconciliation to God. Paul says: "I appeal to you in Christ's name: be......

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Teaching Truth To The Politicians

THERE are times where I can't bring myself to say "Lord. graciously hear us." It happens quite a lot at Blackfriars. Oxford. where refugees from outlying parishes gather.......

Keeping The Peace In The Family Of God

RECENT article in Time magazine, entitled "The Praying of America" suggests that over-sensitivity, political correctness, and a culture of complaint is leading to the breakdown......

Here By The Providence Of God, And Planning To Stay!

St Robert's Presbytery Coronation Street Aberkenfig Mid Glamorgan THE image of Wales as a garden, a vineyard, a landscape shaped and humanised by the care of generations, is one......