28th August 1970

28th August 1970
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Vatican Inquiry Into Novices From Kerala

FROM ALAN McELWAIN IN ROME MORE than 1,500 Indian girls, brought to Europe to become nuns in various convents, are to be questioned in detail about how they got to their......

Girls In English Convents 'happy'

BY A STAFF REPORTER T WENTYPOUR hours after the "nun running" story broke in London, the Catholic Information Office issued a statement saying it had been able to talk to Indian......

One Saint For Each Country In Future

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT A VATICAN instruction limiting countries, towns, dioceses, churches and religious organisations to one patron saint, except in exceptional cases,......

Fr. Blake Leaving Loyola Mall

FR. PETER BLAKE, S.J., whose missions and leadership courses for Servicemen have taken him round the world, retires this month as Superior of Loyola Hall, the Jesuit Retreat......

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Vatican Keeps Watch On Drugs Problem

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT T HE POPE is being kept closely informed of the drugs problem at his own request, and some Vatican observers believe he may soon issue a major......

`trust Africans To Develop Their Church'—archbishop

A N African archbishop said in an interview that Europeans seemed to put more confidence in computers than in Africans when it came to the development of Africa. He urged......

7,000 Families Rehoused By Christmas

By a Staff Reporter S HELTER. the national campaign for the homeless, said this week that by Christmas 7.000 previously homeless families, mostly from slums or hopelessly......

Conspiracy Trial Reopened In South Africa

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE trial recommenced in Pretoria on Monday of 15 men and five women who are accused of a joint conspiracy as members of the African National......

Sisters Of St. Joseph Chapter

FOR the first time in 61 years, the General Chapter of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace was held this year in Britain—at Mary Ward College, Keyworth, Notts, from July 31 to......

Pope's Tribute To Bishop Walsh

BISHOP JAMES WALSH, freed last month after 12 years in a Chinese Cornmunist jail, was thanked by the Pope at a private audience on Tuesday for "all that you have done and......

Two Church Groups To Merge

P RESBYTERIAN a n d Congregational Church leaders from 75 nations voted on Thursday last week to merge the existing World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the Inter national......

Concession By Smith On Land Act

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT C HURCH leaders in Rhodesia were told on. Monday by Mr. Ian Smith that they would not after all have to register as "voluntary associations" in......

New Bible Translation In America

AMERICAN Catholics will get a new translation of the Bible next month to replace the archaic Douai version which they have used for 220 years. , it was announced in Washington......

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T He Question Suddenly Arose Again A Week Ago When Dr.

Henn the former president of Catherine's College, Cambridge, was interrupted in the course of his lecture to the Yeats International Summer School at Sligo. Dr. Henn. who was......

Small Orgy In Vatican City

THEATRE by W. J. Igo e THOSE who are aficionados of the music hall may recall an enchanting tapdancer named Pegleg Bates. Mr. Bates was (I pray is but haven't seen him around......

Lucrative Tasks For Children

by PAULA DAVIES T HE parable of the talents is likely to take on a new lease of life if schoolchildren follow the advice of Shelter, the National Campaign for the Homeless, on......

Artists 'have No Stable Society As Guide'

PREACHING at the Pon tifical High Mass to celebrate the opening of the Edinburgh Festival on Sunday, Fr. John Archibald said: "We live in a world of breathless, inexorable......

Reflection

by Sister Madeleine, O.S.A. Basic insecurity O NE becomes so used to water being tamed in a tank or a tap that one almost ceases to fear its destructive power. Until Hoods......

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The Nuns' Story

T HE disturbing allegations of "nun-running" from Kerala, made this week in the Sunday Times, have since been put to the test by television and radio with somewhat obscure......

Boquen The Monastic Revolution

by SISTER MADELEINE, OSA day I arrived at Boquen a (to me) symbolic battle was being fought in the heavens--between a warm bright sun and short spells of dismal rain and grey......

Topsyturvydom On Apartheid By Douglas Brown

B ISHOP BUTLER has done what for a cleric is an unfashionable thing. He has written to The Times to urge that reasoned protest about apartheid should be combined with a......

A Plea For Survival

by Prof. J. Scarisbrick, chairman of 'Life' MR. ST. JOHN-STEVAS's comments in last week's CATHOLIC HERALD on the new anti-abortion society, LIFE, seem to make appropriate a......

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Fantastic Statement On Israel's Hope For Arab-free Society

IT is extraordinary that Lady Richmond. with all her know' ledge of the Middle East and sympathy with the Arabs, should be so ill-informed about the situation inside Israel......

Eternal Life Without The Beatific Vision

I REGRET that Fr. Symon wrote of eternal life without mention of the beatific vision (Aug. 21). But I am con cerned here with his statement : "in heaven our bodies will not he......

Propagation Of Gospel For Slaves

M Y attention has been drawn to an article in the CATHOLIC HERALD (August 14) entitled "Poverty, Profit Motive and the Church" by Jonathan Power. In the course of this atticle......

The Path To

Rome from Canterbury A S a convert of over forty years standing I am interested in the letter from Mrs Cowell (Aug. 21) 1 think that I probably forsook Canterbury for Rome for......

Understatement On Remarkable Move By The Vatican

R. PETER FLOOD, 0.S.B., adds further confusion and misrepresentation by his letter of August 14th, for he cannot be unaware that the ancient Church of Holland has always......

Interest In Family Circles

I REFER to your article "Mushroom Growth of Family Circles" (7th August) and having attended the last National Conference of the "Family Cricles held at The Grail in March of......

Guide-lines On Giving

Question — / wonder if you could advise me on bait , much we should contribute to the "support of our pastors" and how much of our income we should give for the alleviation of......

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The Joke's On Us

by PATRICK O'DONOVAN IT IS a conviction firmly held by those in power and in the know that no one watches television during the month of August when everyone is away, or......

Most Widely Researched Drug In Medical History

by MARY VAUGHAN The Pill on Trial by Paul Vaughan (Weidenfeld and Nicolson 36s.) "O PTIMISTS can see in the story of the contraceptive pill one of the greatest boons ever......

Oxford Rehabilitated

by Sir CHARLES PETRIE Robert Harley: Puritan Politician by Angus McInnes (Gollancz 48s.) R EVOLUTIONS gener ally bring the scum to the surface, and the so-called Glorious......

Vocabulary Of Modern Christianity

by Sr. THERESA HOAR A Layman's Guide to Christian Terms by Ellen C. Shannon (Thomas Yoseloff Ltd. 80s) HE Gutenberg Bible," - Rochet," ''Form Criticism," "St. Ma la c h y."......

Novels By Donal Giltinan

The Living On The Dead by Aharon Megged (Cape 35s.) A Hard Day at the Holy Office by Roger Jones (Allen 30s.) Rickshaw Boy by Robert Standish (Davies 35s.) The Gift by Nuri Mass......

Short But Highly Professional

O NE of the more hopeful film developments of recent years is the increasing tendency of actors to enter the creative side of movies, and to produce or direct their own, not......

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How Dutch Train Priests

A GROUP of English Catholics. recently visited Southern Holland to meet Dutch clergy and laity and to see something of the country's newest conception in priest training. This......

St. Stephen Remembered

A T least one Hungarian expatriate was determined that his country's national occasion, the 1000th anniversary of the birth of its founder King, St. Stephen, would not go......

Lecture On The Church

T HE Catholic Renewal Movement is continuing its good service to the Church by providing first-class theologians. to give lectures in various cities. The latest capture is by......

Photographer Missionary

P HOTOGRAPHER Eric Gee, 48, next month joins the comparatively unknown but fast-growing Crusade of the Holy Spirit at Blackheath, South-East London. This order was founded by......

Rules Eased For Religious Houses

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT HE Vatican has cancelled several antiquated barriers in the 1918 Canon Law Code against freedom of movement and self-regulation at convents and monas......

Obituary

Mr. John Kelly, London editor of the Irish independent, on Monday, while on holiday in Co. Cork, aged 64. A highly respected Westminster lobby correspondent and member of the......