28th August 1992

28th August 1992
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Pope Acts On Famine Crisis

by Timothy Elphick POPE John Paul 11 has despatched a Vatican envoy to famine-hit Somalia to investigate how the Church can deliver emergency food aid and medicines to the......

Tug Of War Over Family Values

by Murray White CHRISTIAN members of the Liberal Democrats arc to speak up for traditional family values while stressing concern for the underprivileged at a watershed party......

John Paul Chooses Controversial Site To Launch Columbus...

POPE JOHN Paul 11 is set to commemorate the 500th anniversary of evangelisation in the Americas with an outdoor Mass at a controversial, multimillion pound landmark in the......

Us Jesuit Debunks New Age Movement

THE NEW AGE movement continues to come under attack from the Church this week as a Jesuit professor condemns followers of the new spirituality as "dangerous" and lacking......

Muslim Rights Get Legal Defence

by Cristina ()done THE COMMITTEE for Racial Equality is set to call for a law which will protect the Islamic faith from blasphemy and discrimination. The Commission, which will......

Chaucer's Pilgrims Ride Again

by Angus Macdonald GEOFFREY Chaucer would have been proud: a twelve-strong troupe of monks, led by a bishop, retracing the steps of an ancient Welsh pilgrimage route on......

Curled Toes Found In Tombs

THE tombs of six medieval priests have been uncovered in Lincoln's Anglican cathedral. The find has spurred archaeologists on to excavate a series of tombs. Their total number......

Romanies Roll Into Rome

MORE THAN 500 gypsies converged on the Vatican last week as part of a pilgrimage which included a prayer service in the catacombs outside Rome. The pilgrimage, aimed at......

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Glemp Sparks Aids Furore

THE Church in Poland found itself at the centre of a storm over sexual ethics this week following remarks made by the Polish primate on AIDS. Cardinal Jozef Glemp told a......

Vatican Despairs Of Peace In Bosnia

by Timothy Elphick PROSPECTS for an end to the bloodshed in the former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina are slipping further and further away, according to the Vatican......

News In Brief

THE Anglican synod of Southern Africa last week passed a resolution approving the ordination of women priests. The move, backed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu of Cape Town. A......

Catholic Relations Top Agenda

CATHOLIC relations with other Churches are expected to top the agenda at a conference of European Church leaders which begins in Prague next month. Anglican, evangelical and......

China Embarks On New Purge Of Priests

MASS arrests of Catholic priests in China have been taking place since the beginning of this year, researchers in Hong Kong said this week. The Hong Kong research team, which......

Resigned Bishop Breaks Silence From Florida

BISHOP Eamonn Casey, the former bishop of Galway who resigned over revelations that he had a 17-year-old American son, is believed to be in the southern United States. Letters......

Sacred Land Under Threat

THE Church is leading a struggle to prevent the sacred lands of the Lumad people of the Philippines being destroyed to make way for a controversial new power plant on Mount Apo,......

Daly Warns Of Jobs Crisis

CARDINAL Cahal Daly, the primate of Ireland, this week condemned the Dublin government's failure to put people in the republic back to work. The Cardinal, echoing attacks made......

Pope John Paul Ii, Who Is Convalescing In The Italian

Alps, has dashed his doctors' hopes that he will spend his two-week vacation quietly in an armchair, following his cancer operation last month. Within hours of seeing the......

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News In Brief

Reverend for the Ritz REVD Norman McCurry, the spiritual director of the popular Anglican church, St James' Piccadilly, has been appointed chaplain to staff of the exclusive......

Churches Unite For Landmark Festival

by Angus Macdonald ONE of the most important united Church events ever held in Britain will begin in the Lancaster town of Preston this weekend, when the leaders of the main......

Tv Personality Anneka Rice With Jenny Borden, Deputy...

Anneka" an appeal for a planeload of supplies for refugees fleeing war and famine in Mozambique. Christian Aid set the TV star the challenge of finding and flying out enough......

Appeal For Vital Ethics Research

THE FOREMOST Catholic institute specialising in health care ethics, the Linacre Centre, is launching an appeal to raise £137,500, its new annual income target. The centre, set......

Royal Castle To Buzz With Sound Of Ecumenical Reconciliation

by Cristina Odone WINDSOR Castle will buzz with talk of morals as leaders of the Catholic and Anglican Communions meet there today for the second plenary session of the......

Have You A Spare Church Hall?

IN the week that world leaders meet in London to thrash out a solution to the crisis in the former Yugoslavia, Catholic refugee workers have issued a strong appeal for parish or......

`red Mass' Dropped

IN a break with tradition, Catholic members of the judiciary have decided to forego the pomp and ceremony of this year's "Red Mass" the special Westminster Cathedral service......

Clamp Down On Travellers Denounced

PLANS by the Government to clamp down on travellers could end up making even more of them homeless, a Catholic children's society has warned. The proposals, which could appear......

Bishops' Diaries

MANY of the Bishops attend the Preston Guild celebrations over the next few days. They include Bishops John Brewer of Lancaster. Ambrose Griffiths of Hexham and Newcastle,......

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Take A Lead From Isabel

WHAT role, we should ask in the light of the recent FergieDaily Mirror brouhaha, should our press play? Newspapers, traditionally, paraded before us facts to inform our......

Letters To The Editor

THE articles on contemporary women and the Assumption of Our Lady (Catholic Herald, August 21) left me bemused. The ideals presented are about as lifegiving to real women as......

I Am Greatly Saddened By Your Article On The New Liturgy...

The headline and first paragraph presumably reflect the writer's own opinions as they are not backed up by anything else in the article, and one Is left with the uncomfortable......

The Sevenfold Process Used To Deliver The Re Programme Here

I Am (Catholic Herald, July 31) helps children to respect and appreciate their own understanding, but also helps them respect and appreciate that of others in the class and in......

Kung On An Infallible Pope

A RECENT reading of On Being a Christian by Hans Kung, prompts me to ask: is a belief in the doctrines of the Assumption of Mary and papal infallibility essential for full......

Not So Outrageous

IT IS truly sad that 30 members of Outrage felt it necessary to attempt to disrupt a Mass in Westminster Cathedral, and that four members of the same organisation forced their......

Feminist Infiltration: More Than

meets the Herald's eye? AS THE publisher, and on behalf of the author I must take issue with your report "Feminist infiltration ludicrous" (Catholic Herald, July 31) which......

I Feel That It Needs Pointing Out To Mrs Marianne

Rowanne that though one might "infiltrate" an organisation, one has to be appointed to an "influential position." Pat Jones's stance on contraception and the ordination of......

Sydney Students Need Protection From Dead Sea Scroll...

DR Barbara Thuring's very sensational claims about Jesus (Catholic Herald, July 31) might help to sell her new book but for most of us one word can describe them. That is......

Stars And Signs And Tarot Cards

THE article on horoscopes (Catholic Herald, July 31) worried me because it seemed to promote astrology without giving any warning of the dangers inherent in getting involved......

What It Is To Be Homosexual

IN finding fault with your editorial, "Be Fair and Just To All", Mr KP Platt in his letter (Catholic Herald, August 14) displays little or no scientific knowledge of what it is......

Gypsies Are Not Welcome Anymore

John Battle MP THE depths of the parliamentary recess is just the time to try and get away with political murder. Perhaps that's why, in the wake of media coverage of "New Age"......

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Put Your Money Where Your Conscience Is

Being a good steward of God's earth is something we can all do, according to Rob Lacey of the Business Christian Alliance THE TV adverts compliment us on how environmentally......

Double Trouble For Cardinal Danneels

European Viewpoint IN Belgium, despite everdecreasing numbers, everything is done in duplicate at least! There are two main language groups. French and Flemish, plus a......

Churches Together?

Well, sort of... In the month in which the Anglican-Catholic dialogue ARCIC II meets in plenary session, Canon Michael Richards assesses the state of ecumenism THE ecumenical......

Pitfalls Of Making Cash Out Of The Immoral

Nicolas Bellord, a partner of Catholic solicitors Witham Weld, considers the drawbacks of making investments purely with profit in mind IS IT right to make money out of......

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Redrawing The Map Of Europe

Europe in Our Time: a history 1945-1992 by Walter Laqueur (Viking, £17.99) Arian Ferme SJ OVER the centuries the map of Europe and its various component countries and states has......

Message Of A Long Conquest

Poverty and Power: Latin America After 500 years, edited by George Gelber (CAFOD, £6.99) Michael Campbell-Johnston SJ THIS year marks the fifth centenary of Columbus's arrival......

All Hallowed Be Thy Name

New Beginning in Ministry edited by James Murphy (Columba Press, 93 The Rise, Mt Merrion, Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland) David Browne IT IS significant that when one of......

Slightly Foxed By A Thomist Of Sorts

Sheer Joy: Conversations With Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality by Matthew Fox (Harper US UK distributors . Thorsons Aquarian Mandala, London, £1 L99) Fr John Mills OP......

Paperback Round-up

The Mass by Lucien Deiss CSSp (Liturgical Press, Columba Book Distribution, 93 The Rise, Mt Merrion, Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland, £8.50). A step by step analysis of the Mass,......

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Tentacles Of A Sinister Cult

John Maclean, editor of the Scottish Catholic Observer, exposes a right-wing cult that is being exported from America to Britain IN NORTH and South America they can be seen at......

National Organisation Of Catholic Laymen

A Fresh Start With the close of the holiday season, and the settling back into the ordinary considerations of life, this Laity College turns from varied Catholic topics to the......

Providing Food And A Roof For The Men In The Streets

UNSUNG SAINTS MARTIN Murphy has dedicated himself for 14 years to the running of a centre for the homeless called St Anne's Hostel in Birmingham. A welder by profession,......

The Scandal Over Fergie's Misconduct Points To A Mistake...

The Royal Family: no Catholic model OUT of all the media and public comment I've read and listened to during the latest Royal scandal, two recurring statements have stuck in my......

Catholics On The Couch: Lay Confession

Psychiatry and religion have never sat happily together: Alison Mackay asks therapists and psychiatrists whether Catholicism poses more problems for the psyche EVERYONE talks......

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Triumph In A Tragedy

BROADCAST NEWS by Joanna Moorhead MILESTONES matter, almost more than anything else, when you're bringing up a small baby. The first smile, the first proper food, the first......

Window On The Arts

TWO years after the curtain fell for the last time on the 70-year-old Catholic crafts guild founded by the sculptor Eric Gill and his fellow artists on the South Downs, the......

Humility Of Those Who Take Their Lowest Seat Will Find...

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Ecdesiasticus 3, 17 20; 28 29 Hebrews 12, 18 19; 22 24a Luke 14, 7 14 THE readings from Ecclesiasticus and the Gospel of St Luke focus......

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Promise Of The Eastern Church

In the last of his series on the Church in the Ukraine John Badham, headmaster of Moor Park School, Shropshire, explores Kiev OUR visit to Kiev included two other memorable......

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Yearning For A Community

WE ALL ache for community. Few longings within us are as incessant. Everywhere, it seems, people are looking for community and complaining about how their families, churches,......

`look Mom, There Goes A Shepherd'

Peter Hebblethwaite MY picture shows a pastor, Kenneth Untener, Bishop of Saginaw in Michigan. Observe his crozier. It is a genuine $12 shepherd's crook bought in the state of......

Money Changes In The Shadow Of Islam

Letter from Malaysia Sacred Heart Cathedral, Sarawak, Malaysia, COMPARED to so many other parts of the globe, the Church here is very fortunate. It is not faced with desperate......