28th February 1969

28th February 1969
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Bat Tie Begins For Legalised Euthanasia

BY A STAFF REPORTER A DRAFT BILL providing for euthanasia by consent is being prepared by the Euthanasia Society. Executives of the society will meet on March 6 to clarify the......

Ex-mayor Is S.v,.p.

secretary M R. D. K. L'ESTRANGE, of Mornin g ton Road, Woodford Green, Essex, has been appointed honorary secretary of the Superior Council of the Society of St. Vincent de......

National Egotism Must End, Says Pope Paul

By a Special Correspondent P OPE PAUL called on Sunday for an end to "national egotism" blocking the unification of Europe. Vatican sources said he was clearly refering to......

Spanish Liberal Bishops Are Outvoted

A RCHBISHOP CASI MIR° MORCILLO of Madrid has been elected by the Spanish Hierarchy to the presidency of the standing Episcopal Conference. The election, accordin g to Church......

Prelate Answers `rumours'

By a Stuff Reporter I N a letter from Africa to the Redemptorist Fathers at St. Anne de Beaupre, Quebec, Cardinal Leger dispels "strange rumours" which have been circulating......

Ulster Poll Strengthens Paisley And Militants

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT r` HE Ulster General Election this week has done — 1 nothing to solve the problems either of the country or of Capt. Terence O'Neill, the Prime......

Pope May Visit Africa This Year

POPE PAUL is believed to be considerin g a visit to Africa this year. If he does g o, he will be the first Pope to visit the continent. It has been known in the Vatican for some......

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`church Cannot Stand Still' Says Bishop Harris

BY A STAFF REPORTER 1'0 suggest that all the moods of change in the Church would one day settle down—still more, to suggest that it would return to what use to be —would be......

Society's `greatest Shame'

B ISHOP REST1EAUX of ' Plymouth, writing in his Lenten Pastoral letter about the "modern permissive society," says: "We see only too well the devastating result of this new......

Catholic Firms In Westminster May Lose Premises

A NUMBER of old-established Catholic firms near Westminster Cathedral are facing the problem of finding new accommodation following the sale of land last year by the Westminster......

David Sheppard Appointed Bishop Of Woolwich

T HE former Test cricketer, the Rev. David Sheppard, is to succeed Dr. John Robinson as Anglican Bishop of Woolwich in September. Mr. Sheppard. aged 39, is at present warden of......

A Bortion Cases `jumping Queue'

for N.H.S. beds BY A STAFF REPORTER Dr. Joseph Dignan, 52, a general practitioner in East London, said: "A specialist cannot charge fees when treating patients in a Health......

Fewer Catholics In Scotland

D ETAILED figures about many aspects of the Church and the Catholic population in Scotland are contained in a report issued on Wednesday. It has been compiled by Mr. Anthony......

Irish Laity Council Opens

IRELAND'S National Council for the Apostolate of the Laity was formally inaugurated on Sunday at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, with a Concelebrated Mass at which the......

The Clergy's Celebrated Chi] Dren

By a Staff Reporter T HE Church's celibacy rule has denied it many eminent men and women in different walks of life comparable to those who have emerged from Protestant......

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Paula Davies Meets A Group Of Volunteers Who Are Helping...

the contented who live in reasonable homes the problem of the homeless is like a distant war where sympathy for the suffering is possible but visualising the conditions is......

Mandy Seriously Disturbed

all six years of her married life in one room. "There were times", admitted this pretty, red-haired girl, "when I could willingly have left the children on somebody's doorstep.......

A Guide To New Teaching Aids

By Maureen Vincent 'HINKING Catholic parents have probably never been more aware than they are today of their graw responsibility in the religious education of their children.......

Inspiring Pastoral On Marriage

IT seems that the previous plethora of pastorals from individual bishops at the beginning of Lent has now been definitely replaced by a joint pastoral. This was the case last......

Vatican Settles 224 Disputes

T HE Sacred Rota, the Church's final court of appeal on disputed marriage cases. last year decided 224 cases, all but one being pleas for annulments or dispensations. It gave......

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A Kick In The Teeth For O'neill

O NE phrase that was constantly used by pundits of the Ulster election was that "nothing can ever be the same again." The depressing irony of the results is that, in all......

Case For A Touch Of Parent Power In Education

By K. P. BROOKES, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, and B. A. HARRINGTON, Senior Lecturer in Education AS the 1960's draw to a close, a look at the trends which will shape the......

Good Reasons For Detail At Confession

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question. When going to Confession, I find I can recite a list of all types of sin and the only category which seems io arrest the priest's attention......

Lady Asquith As I Knew Her

by Norman St. John-Stevas WI T the passing of La i d l y Asquith one of England's brightest lights has been extinguished. I give thanks for the shining witness of her life—I......

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A Few Questions For St. John-stevas To Answer

M AY I request Mr. St. John-Stevas to lower his gaze for a moment in order to enlighten a humble enquirer. He states in his reply to Mr. Mercer: "Contraception is not and cannot......

Protest On 'test Tube Baby' Cartoon

I HAVE been, for a long Itime, becoming more and more disturbed about the cartoons and headings to the columns in the Certroisc HERALD. Cheap sensationalism and bad taste, to......

Venial Or Mortal Sin?

R EGRETTABLY, I have been unable to reply to Dom David Bird and his boys earlier. To take the boys' letter (February 14) first. They say my letter was "full" of misquotations.......

Why Teachers Go On Strike

MR. FENNELL (February having gone on strike costs today to live in Ireland. in the last four or five years except the teachers. He does not take account of the fact that the......

Why Hold The Synod In Rome?

AS the English hierarchy are hoping for general, views on the forthcoming Synod of Bishops, may I, through your columns, ask a fundamental question? Why hold the Synod in Rome?......

John Braine On The Choice Between Bad And Worse

M R. JEMPSON (February 14) is arguing about what I never said. I don't think that capitalism — and parliamentary democracy, which goes with it — is perfect. It's grossly......

, Spiritual Revolution Needed

I WRITE as a pupil of a Catholic grammar school (the Salvatorian College, Wealdstone), partly because mine seems to be the one section of the community whose voice is never......

Revolt May Bring 'second Sprin • G' M R. M. D. Jempson,

of Sussex University (February 14), points to exploitation of men for money and the indoctrination of society by its Establishment as the evils against which students revolt. He......

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Pioneer Columns O Pre-rhodesian Era

by KEVIN McCAUSLAND Gubulawayo and Beyond, by Michael Gelfand (Geoffrey Chapman 63s.) THE BOOK is a selection of'the letters and diaries of the men who made the first attempt......

Canvassing In The Cause Of Claudelian Converts

by MALACHY G. CARROLL Claude!: A Reappraisal Edited by Richard Griffiths (Rapp and Whiting 55s.) C LAUDEL? — "a congealed tornado" (Gido); a writer whose Partage de Midi made......

Little Improvement In New Version Of Psalms

by Dom EDMUND JONES, O.S.B. Fifty Psalms An Attempt at a New Translation by Huub Oosterhuis and others (Burns Oates hardback 25s. paper 15s.) TT helps to read a new Bible - 1......

The Dead Sea Scrolls

by HENRY ST. JOHN, O.P. Paul and Qumram—Studiei in New Te stament Exegesis. Ed. Jerome Murphy'O'Connor (Geoffrey Chapman 30s.). N EARLY everybody has heard of the Dead Sea......

Aspects Of Christian Involvement

by Dr. G. F. THOMASON The Christian Citizen by H. F. R. Catherwood (Hodder and Stoughton 25s.) M R. CATHERWOOD is the Director General ' of the National Economic Development......

Authoritative School Survey

by Fr. ANTHONY BULLEN All Our Future by J. M. B. Douglas, J. M. Ross, and H. R. Simpson (Peter Davies 42s.) S OME of the complexities of the contemporary educational scene (at......

The Day The Witnesses Stayed To Do The Bed

by FRED BASON Meeting Jehovah's Witnesses by Elizabeth G. K. Hewat (Saint Andrew 6s.) PrIDE reviewer of this slim A paperback happens through no fault of his own to be alone......

= • L Ent Is A Season Of Penance

and lenten reading should be seasonal fare. Before you take your pick, though, or criticise 1 . the choice offered, be sure you 77 know what penance means, and what it......

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The Best, The Good And The Worst

by H. R. F. KEATING rriELEVISION covers a A "' multitude of virtues. Even in the field of serials adapted from the novels of the past we get all the range between The Forsyte......

'seven Brides' Still A Fine Musical

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART WHEN I first saw Seven WHEN for Seven Brothers ("U," Odeon, Marble Arch), I welcomed it as one of the best musicals ever made. I have continued to think......

Icelandic Summer Saga

C ELTIC hermits discovered Iceland in the ninth century, which then saw the Norsemen arrive in their galleys with sea-serpent prows. Ingolfur Amason founded Reykjavik (steamy......

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W.c.c. To Hold Race Talks In London

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Mr. M. M. Thomas of Bangalore. chairman of the central and executive committees of the W.C.C., said in announcing the conference at a meeting of......

Pope Urged To Retain Celibacy

T HE . Catholic Priests' Association, which has more than 300 members in this country and has many members in most parts of the world, has sent a message to Pope Paul which......

India 'too Dependent On Foreign Missionaries'

THE Church in India should be ready in the next three years to replace 700 priests, 200 brothers and 1,000 Sisters, says Fr. E. Zeitler, S.VID., president of the Conference of......

1,000 Priests 'working As Labourers'

O VER 1,000 Catholic priests are still working as labourers in Czechoslovak industries, according to a report in Schweizerische Kirchchenzeitung, official weekly newspaper of......

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Door-to-door Mission

C ATHOLIC, Anglican, Methodist and Congregational Churches at West Wickham, Kent, are cooperating next month in an ambitious ecumenical exercise which will illustrate their......

`community Role' Reminder By Bishop Worlock In His Lenten...

Bishop Worlock of Portsmouth says that at Vatican II the call went out to Christians to pattern themselves after the Gospel and thus work as brothers in rendering service to the......

Fr. John Reynolds, National Scout Chaplain. Completed An...

to Scouting centres in Nottingham Diocese by celebrating Mass in Nottingham Cathedral at a service attended by representatives of all ranks of the Scout movement and civic......

Obituary

Mr. Edward Macdonald M R. EDWARD JACKSON MACDONALD, a journalist who was in charge of the Catholic Press Bureau at Archbishop's House, Westminster. during the time of Cardinal......