27th November 1970

27th November 1970
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Revising Structure Of' Church

Papal voting bar on aged Cardinals FROM ALAN McELWAIN IN VATICAN CITY N O cardinals aged 80 or more will in future be permitted to take part in the election of a new Pope, nor......

Anglican Welcome For New Marriage Rules

BY A STAFF REPORTER FH E Catholic bishops' recently published Directory on mixed marriages was welcomed last week by an Anglican observer to the National Ecumenical Cornmission......

Breakthrough Needed To Reach Youth

A COMPLETELY new way had to be found to absorb the energies, enthusiasms and desire-to-know found in young people today, Bishop Worlock of Portsmouth, president of the National......

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Brazilian Friars Accuse From Prison

BY A STAFF REPORTER 'THE present Brazilian government acts in defiance of every single tenet of -a Christian social teaching and for Christians the time has come to speak out......

Seminarians May Study Atheism

CANDIDATES for the priesthood may have to read Karl Marx and Mao Tse-tung as a result of a document published on Tuesday by the Vatican which calls for seminarians to increase......

Italian Bishop's Vote For Lay Deacons

'HE Italian hierarchy last week decided to restore the Permanent Order of Deacons in the Italian Church. And according to Bishop Bettazzi of Ivrea who promoted the plan in last......

Bishops Demand Civil Trial For Basques Accused Of Terrorism

WO Spanish bishops have demanded that General Franco's T Government should call off the trial by military tribunal of 16 alleged Basque terrorists — including two priests......

`new Tone' On Birth Control

BIRTH control should be an individual matter, and no longer the authoritarian imposition of an outside agency, be it church or state, Fr. Peter Hobblethwaite, S.J., said last......

Bishop's Plea On Theology

ARCHBISHOP JOHN MURPHY of Cardiff speaks of the growing division between the two schools of Catholic thought in a pastoral letter to be read in the archdiocese on Sunday. It is......

Reflection

I AM reflecting on death -a again. It seems easy to understand, only hard to do. Christ's demand that we die to self-centredness. Yet I am confused. If it were only the case......

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France Leads With Deacons

A S in so many other things Catholic, it would appear that France is a long way ahead of most other countries in pioneering the restoration of the permanent diaconate. As early......

Soviet Anxiety Over "fashion"

A SPECTRE is stalking the corridors of those strongholds of dialectical materialism, the Russian universities,' in the form of the increasing interest in religion among young......

Psalter Scene Stamps

T HIS year's Christmas stamps — the last to appear under shillings and pence denominations before decimalisation comes in next year — have been on sale since Wednesday. Their......

Farewell To Fr. Joe

F ROM this week onwards the friendly Midland accents of Fr. Joe Davis, M.S.F.S., will be missing from the telephone at the Catholic Information Office. Fr. Joe, aged 41, has......

Belmont Picks Abbot Of 41

D 0M Jerome Hodkinson, the recently-elected Abbot of Belmont, who comes from Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, is not the youngest abbot Belmont has seen. Abbot Williams was elected in......

More Martyrs In Farm St.

SHQULD anyone think that with forty English and Welsh Catholics raised to the altars, the affair of the English Martyrs is all over bar the shouting. they are in for a......

Delay In Divorce Law Is Likely

I HE controversial Bill by which divorce would be legalised in Italy for the first time, could be shuttling between the lower and upper houses of parliament for some time if......

Saints Are Still Among Us

by Paula Davies W E are in a quandary about saints these days. While one lot are being lopped off the official lists another bunch are getting themselves canonised. Poor St.......

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The Market Morality

T WO recent events remind us that joining the Common Market will have major spiritual implications. The first was the appointment of Archbishop Cardinale as Papal Nuncio to the......

Some Aspects Of Permissiveness

by Norman St. John Stevas T HE phrase "The Permissive Society" is an emotive one which evokes strong reactions from virtually everyone, either of praise or condemnation; but......

Some Aspects Of Christian Morals

by Fr. Michael Richards M ORAL theologians have made it their business over the last 300 years or so to prove that Christianity is possible. Today they are beginning to......

Down-pressed Down Under

by Kerry Stephenson SOME 10,000 United States citizens have migrated to Australia since 1965— many of them hoping to escape the racial strife that has engulfed their own......

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Bull's Doubtful Authority

M AY I interject a word about Father A. W. Beer's letter in your issue of November 20th? Pius XII's Mystici C'orporis indicated art approach to the doctrine of the Church which......

Ten Reasons For Not Canonising This Archbishop

NORMAN ST. JOHN-STEVAS (Nov. 20) states that the reason that Cranmer, Ridley and Latimer were not canonised along with the 40 Martyrs was that "ecumenism has not advanced......

Advice On Letter Writing

A S one who has had a fair number of letters on this page this year, I would like to give the following advice to others: Devote your letter to one subject only. Never write as......

Awful Rubbish

I Have been a reader of the CATHOLIC Ileeeen for more than half a century, and durin g the past few years I have defended your editorial policy a g ainst many criticisms, some......

Exasperation

I AGREE with Miss Pamela Humphery ( November 13) on the speaking and reading of the majority of priests and now by many of the laity." But rather than "had" I would prefer the......

Untidy Habits

I THOROUGHLY a g ree with -IAileen McClement (November 13 ) and others who have written re g rettin g the chan g e nuns ' in nu' habits. Here and there these offer an......

Priests' Salaries

Question. Will you please tell me how a. priest's salary (if any) is allotted? Some cradle Catholics say one thing and some give a di f ferent answer. Also, what happens about......

Religion Is Made Too Easy

I READ with g reat interest two letters in your issue of November 13. One stated that joy and beauty had g one out of the Catholic religion, and the other stated that people had......

Priest's Function

Y OUR editorial (Nov. 20) on the priesthood fails to mention that a priest's main function, as the name implies, is to offer sacrifice. Doubtless, the world can use priests who......

Polish Patients

T HERE arc 1,400 Polish refu g ee patients in psychiatric wards in hospitals here. Many of them fought on our side in the war at a time when they faced overwhelming force. Now......

But Fr. Borrelli Did Not Dedicate Life To Local Curia

F ATHER BORRELLI'S decision to abandon the priesthood (Nov. 20) seems to be yet another example of the confusion of thou g ht of which even good men are capable at the present......

The Pope, Race And S. Africa

HILE the discussion of the proposed sale of arms to South Africa is takin g place, perhaps the words of Our Holy Father, Pope Paul --pace the Pro Fide Movement — are of......

Not The First

M AY I correct one point in your report ( Nov. 20) on the recent ecumenical vi g il held in the Metropolitan Cathedral? You state: "It was the first ecumenical g atherin g to be......

Bernadette's Shop Floor Tactics

views may well be wron g , but the chap he's talkin g to is g oin g him right if he hasn't just had a petrol bomb in his face. to be more capable of puttin g this month" to the......

D Oes Mrs. "au G Usta Blypp" Have To Unload Her Class...

in the CATHOLIC HERALD? Let her thank God for men such as Sir Peter haps or haps prefer the Kenneth Tynans of this world? Joan Sutherland (Mrs.) Neath, Glam. R EFERRING to......

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Biafra's Tragedy As Seen From The Polo Club

by AUBERON WAUGH Nigeria in Conflict by Robert Collis (Seeker and Warburg 55s) P ROFESSOR Robert Collis is an Irish Protestant who has practised pediatric medicine in Nigeria......

Bryant Touch

by Cmdr. T. J. TURNER, R.N. Nelson by Arthur Bryant (Collins 30s.) A LL that could, or should, have been said about the famous Admiral Nelson has long ago been said; and a......

Strange Abdication Of A Jesuit

The Encounter: 'Religions in crisis by Malachi Martin (Michael Joseph 60s.) rr HIS is a strange book corn ing from the pen of one who was once a Jesuit and a professor at the......

Importance Of Being 'max'

by ROBERT LUTYENS Max Beerbohm, Ed. Lord David Cecil (The Bodley Head 50s.) THIS is an admirable and, in many respects, indispensable miscellany. One may ask nevertheless to......

Israel's Role In God's Purpose

by ELISABETHE CORATHIEL The Restoration of Israel by R. S. Foster (Darton Longman and Todd 60s.) F OR a better understand ing of Israel's continuing influence on World Affairs,......

Novelists And Letter Writers

The Butterflies of the Province by Honor Tracy (Methuen 28s.) The March Hare by Terence de Vere White (Gollancz 36s.) Love Letters edited by James Turner (Cassell 75s.) Letters......

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Too Many Answer On America

W HY America? asked Malcolm Muggeridge last Sunday, impish yet concerned land that's no bad stance to have got to). And he did stay for an answer. He got more than one answer,......

Films By Freda Bruce Lockhart

HELICOPTER AS HUNTER IN - an art gallery. "Landscape with Figures" or "Still Life" are conventional labels attached to pictures without themes, with more form than content.......

Going Away By John J. Dunne

A TICKET TO TOLEDO With a ticket to Toledo in my pocket, I left the rather shabby bus office, crossed a sun-drenched Madrid plaza and boarded an old red bus which was rapidly......

Oppression Down Under

(continued from page 4) Having discovered they do exist, they have become puzzled, hurt and bitter that the aborigines have not responded to education, housing and job......

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Massive Aid Sent For Pakistan Relief

BY A STAFF REPORTER A S the death toll of the Pakistan disaster rose over the 200,000 mark, making it the worst catastrophe of the century, relief agencies began to co-ordinate......

'abortion Is Murder' Say U.s. Bishops

ABORTION was described as "morally murder" in a statement last week by the American bishops. They said Catholic hospitals, doctors and nurses must take no part in abortion......

Papal Award For Mrs. Patton

B ISHOP BUTLER, auxiliary of Westminster, is presenting the Papal award Pro Ecelesiae Cl Pro Pontifice today to Mrs. Anthony Patton, widow of Mr. Anthony Patton, headmaster of......

Mass Again At Saxon Church

W ITH the full co-operation of the local Angli can authorities, requiem Mass. accompanied by Gregorian plain chant, was celebrated recently at the pre-Norman Conquest church of......

Youth 'tired Of Courses On Drug Addiction'

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Y OUNG people are becoming ta.sre and more tired with courses which deal with problems such as drug addiction and sexual promiscuity, says Mgr.......

Cardinal Villot Is Chamberlain

PE PAUL has conferred on his Secretary of State, Cardinal Jean Villot, the offi cial title of Chamberlain. At the ceremony on Friday he gave him a red sceptre as symbol of the......

New Sacred Heart Superior Aged 43

T HE Society of the Sacred Heart has elected a Mother General aged 43the youngest since Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat. who founded the Society in 1800 at the age of 18 and became......

Dutch Bishop Cuts Ties With Students

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT B Y its disobedience to recent episcopal orders, the Dutch Students Parish in Amsterdam has manoeuvred itself into a position isolated from the......

New Head For China Mission

pATHER Richard Steinhil ber, D.C.L., has been elected Superior General of the . Missionary Society of St. Columban (Maynooth Mission to China). The new Superior General was......

Industrial Chaplains For Merseyside?

T HE appointment of Cath olic priests as full-time industrial chaplains on Merseyside is seriously to be considered following the recommendation of a subgroup of the Social......

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Vatican Test Ease On Ls. 'rebel' Priests

FROM OUR ROME CORRESPONDENT T HE disciplining of 19 Washington priests for publishing their opinions on birth control is becoming a test case for the principle of "due process......

W.c.c. Plans For Fixed Easter

T HE January meeting of the World Council of Churches in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is expected to bring a fixed date for Easter nearer. The W.C.C., of which the Catholic Church is......

Joint Service Opens Shared Church

A NEW shared church for Catholics and Anglicans will be opened on Monday at Cippenham. Bucks, with a special joint service to mark the occasion. The service, which will begin......

Asian Bishops Call For Social Change And Ecumenism.

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT CARDINAL PAUL YU-PIN, of Nationalist China, last Monday called for a drastic overhaul of Asia's social system, in which, he said, money and power are......

Mixed Marriages As Aid To Unity

T HE positive role of marriages in which each partner is a committed member of a different Church was the theme of Fr. John Coventry, S.J., at a conference on mixed marriage at......

Catholic Teaching A Vocation

WHILE many students attended colleges of education as a "stop-gap" or because they wanted a job to fall back on when their families were grown up, Catholic teaching was a......