27th November 1992

27th November 1992
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Breakaway Anglicans

fly to Rome for talks by Viviane Hewitt in Rome and Cristina Odone BISHOP Graham Leonard is to visit the Vatican with a small group of fellow traditionalists, to discuss the......

Bishops In Turmoil Over Poll

by Timothy Flphick IRELAND's Catholic bishops have denied that their credibility has been shattered by their failure to stand together over Wednesday's abortion referenchnn.......

Catholic Schools Make The Grade In New Lists

by Murray White CATHOLIC schools found themselves ranked among the very best in the country after the first-ever publication of national examination results last week although......

Vatican Tells Handicapped To Leave Sex And Marriage Alone

by our Rome correspondent THE CHURCH is the target of criticism in Rome this week following its renewal of a ban on sex and marriage for the severely handicapped. In his......

Mexicans Beatified

THE POPE this week beatified 26 Mexican martyrs, including the first ever Mexican woman to be granted such an honour. Sr Maria Natividad Venegas, founder the Daughters of the......

Pax Christi In Battle Against Gulf Arms Trade

WHILE the so-called "Iraq-gate" scandal continues to spread with daily revelations about Britain's involvement in the sale of arms to Iraq, the international Catholic movement......

Churches To Lobby Mps Over Homelessness Crisis

THE first ever national lobby of parliament by the Churches over homelessness will take place next week when more than 2,000 churchgoers from all over the country descend on......

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Women Priests Get Mixed Reception

by Timothy Elphick THERE has been mixed reaction in Catholic countries far and wide to last week's Church of England decision to ordain women priests. The most enthusiastic......

Us Bishops In Turmoil Over Vote

THE American Catholic bishops' pastoral letter on women which has been nine years and four drafts in the making was defeated in Washington last week amid acrimony over the......

Pope Backs Celibacy

POPE John Paul 11 this week launched a strong defence of priestly celibacy within the Catholic Church, saying that Church rules cannot be changed to suit a "different set of......

News In Brief

Abortion crisis POLAND's parliamentary women's group has introduced a bill that would make any change in the country's laws on abortion subject to a referendum. The......

Catholic History Dug Up In Us

A SLICE of Church history has been unearthed in New England's first Catholic colony. Archaeologists last week excavated and opened three 17thcentury lead coffins from St Mary's......

Holy See Pleads For Refugees

THE Holy See's permanent advisor to the United Nations this week called on member countries to accept more refugees fleeing their homes for economic reasons. "People who flee......

Israel-vatican Talks On Ties Get Off To Slow Start

ISRAELI and Vatican officials have expressed "satisfaction" at the end of the first round of talks aimed at establishing diplomatic relations between their two states. Both......

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Retreat Over Opting Out

by Murray White THE bishops of England and Wales have retreated from their outright opposition to opting out, recognising that some Catholic schools are "compelled" to seek......

Euthanasia Concern Follows Bland Case

by Angus Macdonald IN the week in which the High Court has ruled that Hillsborough disaster victim Tony Bland may legally have his food withdrawn to allow him to die, the......

Allow More Refugees

THE bishops called on the British Government to accept a greater number of refugees from the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. Britain has been conspicuous among the countries......

High Praise For Cafod

THE bishops have warmly congratulated the Catholic overseas aid agency, CAFOD, for its role in protecting Britain's overseas aid budget. CAFOD successfully mobilised British......

Ampleforth To Set Up New Preparatory

AMPLEFORTH College, the leading Catholic independent school in North Yorkshire, is to set up a new "feeder" preparatory school by effectively merging its own Junior House with......

Bishops' Diaries

is opric o t e orces holds its Pastoral Council at Bagshot, Surrey, on Sunday, with its Bishop, Francis Walmsley, attending. In the Middlesbrough diocese, Bishop Augustine......

Award For Euro-lady Of Customs

LEADING Catholic lawyer, Helena Kennedy QC, presented the UK Woman of Europe Award yesterday to the deputy chairman of the HM Customs and Excise, Valerie Strachan, commending......

Jewish First For Lecture

CHRISTIAN-Jewish relations in the new Europe are to be the subject of this year's Cardinal Heenan Memorial Lecture, given by Rabbi Dr Norman Solomon, director of the Centre for......

News In Brief

Wish from Worlock ARCHBISHOP Derek Worlock has issued a special pastoral letteron the importance of evangelisation to be read throughout the churches of the Archdiocese of......

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I Share Angela Lowry's Horror At The Vatican's Refusal To

condemn the death penalty. (Catholic Herald, November 13). Already in the Philippines. (the only predominantly Catholic country in Asia), Senator Herrera is citing the new......

The Letter Of Fr Thornton And The Article By Miss

Roe (Catholic Herald, November 6) show precisely what many of us parents fear about the current RE programmes in our so-called Catholic schools. As Fr Thornton states about our......

I Must Take Issue With Mr Dennis Barlow In His

letter on Dr Elizabeth Stuart and the launch of Daring to Speak Love's Name (Catholic Herald, November 13). Firstly, Dr Stuart is a Catholic and lectures in theology; to my......

Money, Sex And Freedom Are Not For The Church

OH DEAR, Ronald Rolheiser has let the cat out of the bag, hasn't he (Catholic Herald, November 13)? The Church in the West, apparently, has not been obeying Christ's command to......

Guitar Strumming Notes

I WAS saddened to read the letter of SE Thornton, (Catholic Herald, November 6) the more so because he is a new, young priest and, as he claims, a representative of many like......

On Thinking

THE FATE of Tony Bland has been decided: he is to die. This week's ruling enshrines in legislation the moral arrogance of modern man, who empowers himself, taking on God's role......

Welcoming Our Brethem

WHAT does Bishop Leonard seek? In his supplication to Rome, the former Bishop of London is asking permission to shepherd his flock those Anglicans opposed to women's ordination......

Mr Nice Guy Doesn't Work Well

Desmond Albrow IT IS hard to believe that it is two years since Margaret Thatcher (as she then was) was pushed tearfully by her party into the street from Number 10 and a......

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No Way Would Jose Want To Miss The Encore

World famous tenor Jose Carreras tells Emanuela Wilm how he coped with a serious illness away from the public glare EETING Jos6 Carreras is not easy. He doesn't like talking......

The Harm In Shopping On Sunday

Susie Sainsbury, a member of the retail family, explains her fears of the trend towards seven-day shopping I T WOULD be much easier for me to go along with the rest of the......

Taking Care Of Your Relatives In Their Sunset Years

AT 80 Nora Mathews made her first foray to the United States. At 85 she concreted her front path. One year later she died peacefully in an Essex hospital, her last six months......

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A Nun's Artful Odyssey

Art and the Sacred by Sr Wendy Beckett (Rider Books, £25) Leigh Hafts - READING about sex doesn't bother me, nor blasphemy," says Sr Wendy Beckett. The first picture in her book......

The Mystery Fate Of God's Banker

The Money Changers by Charles Raw (Harvill, £20) Peter Hebblethwaite A VATICAN correspondent has to write about a good deal more than the papacy. The pope is shot: he becomes a......

Secrets Of The Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered by Robert Eisenman and Michael Wise, (Element £14.95) Ian Wilson IT WAS as a schoolboy in the mid 1950s that I first heard of the Dead Sea......

Mystery Of Our Lady Of Medjugorje

THE Visions of the Children: Apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Medjugorje by Janice T Connell (St Martin's Press, £10) Laura Hardy TRAGEDY has brought the former Yugoslavia......

All The Fun Of The Family

The Family Year by Rachel Billington (Macmillan, £14.99) Joanna Moorhead AFFICIONADOS of Rachel Billingon's light-hearted column on family life in the Sunday Telegraph will be......

Cookbook For The Glutton At Christmas

Leith's Complete Christmas by Prue Leith, Caroline Waldegrave, Fiona Burrell (Bloomsbury, £14.99) Virginia Barton HAD I been given this cookery book as a bride, I would never......

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Some Good News On The Doorstep

Catholic novelist Alice Thomas Ellis begins a new column on home life. Here she describes what it is like to be stuck at home while one's intrepid offspring explore exotic......

The Advent Of New Life And Hope

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Doris Hayes Isaiah 2: 1-5 Romans 13: 11-4 Matthew 24: 37-44 THANK God for new beginnings and fur the hope of a new dawn. Anticipation of salvation from God......

The Delight Of Uncertainty

MEDITATION ON ART by Sr Wendy Beckett LINDA Karshan presents us with an enigma: what are we looking at? The simple answer is that "Untitled" is an abstract image, yet there is......

A Touch Of The Creator's Grace Hereafter

Dom Bernard Orchard OSB contines his reflections on the Lord's Prayer. This week he looks at 'Thy Kingdom come' Speaking of Prayer THE purpose of human existence is to learn......

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Sister Wendy On The Art Trail

BROADCAST NEWS by Joanna Moorhead IT'S unusual enough, these days, to encounter a nun in a veil, but to come across one in a full habit on TV talking freely about bodily parts......

First Major Show Of Gill's Sculpture Opens

GALLERIES by Leigh Hatts M ANY fathers think of the Holy Family when their partner gives birth. It is especially so in the Advent season. Eric Gill's first Mother and Child......

Why Modern Working Men Could Do With Some Time On Their Own

ONCE A CATHOLIC by Clare Boylan w HY DO men pick their noses in cars?" someone recently and profoundly asked. "Do they think no-one can see them?" Well yes, men do see the car......

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A Singer's Scars Ronald Rolheiser F Unny How Religion...

way into everything. A few weeks ago, liish singer, Sinead O'Connor, appearing on the USA television series, Saturday Night Live, tore up a picture of the Pope while singing......

Awaiting The Second Coming

Charterhouse Chronicle by Paul Goodman F IRST things first: please ignore the accompanying photograph, which makes your chronicler of the week look like a dyspeptic opium......

A Gruesome Soap Opera In A Dusty Town

Letter from El Salvador D EAR Friends, Autumn in El Salvador means strong winds, a few fallen leaves from almond trees and, above all, the end of the rainy season. The......