29th May 1970

29th May 1970
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Overseas Aid Reminder As Election Nears

BY A STAFF REPORTER W ITH the approach of the General Election, Catholics have been given a briefing on how to lobby their Parliamentary candidates on Britain's responsibility......

Head Of Cafod Retires

T HE Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD) announces the retirement of Sir Hugh EllisRees, who has been administrator since its foundation in 1962. His successor is the......

Cardinal Consecrates Two Auxiliary Bishops

BY A STAFF REPORTER E IGHTEEN bishops and 26 priests took part in a concelebrated Mass to mark the episcopal ordination of Mgr. Victor Guazzelli and Fr. Gerald Mahon as......

Queen's Doctor Heads Inquiry

S IR John Peel, 65, gynaecologist to the Queen, is to be chairman of the Department of Health's advisory group to consider the use of human foetuses and foetal material for......

Future Of Burns And Oates Books

A LL books formerly published by Burns & Oates which will remain in print will be taken on by Search Press from July 1. Darton, Longman & Todd will be publishers for Search......

Six Schoolgirls A Day Have Abortions

S1X schoolgirls a day are , having abortions in Britain, according to the Registrar-General's return for the last quarter of 1969. The total annual rate is 60,000. During the......

Doubts On Clergy Talks

BY A STAFF REPORTER THERE is widespread cyni cism, particularly among the younger clergy, about the possible effectiveness of next week's Clergy Conference at the Wood hall......

Death Of Christopher Dawson

CHRISTOPHER D A W SON, historian, writer and philosopher and distinguished convert to Catholicism in the early part of this century, died at his home in Budleigh Salterton,......

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Fresh Curbs On Church In Hungary

THE Hungarian Commun, ist Government has taken steps in recent weeks to tighten its control over the Catholic Church which had been substantially relaxed following the signing......

Convent Team Wins Debating Tournament

A TEAM from the Convent of the Holy Child Jesus, Blackpool (Frances Jordan and Dorothy Byrne) won the Schools' Debating Association's annual tournament for the Observer Mace,......

Youth Club's Drama Festival Award

THE Sacred Heart Youth Club of Kilburn, N.W. London, won the John Fernley Cup, first prize at the Brent Drama Festival. It was the first time it had been won by a Catholic......

Fewer Catholics In United States

voR the first time this cen tury, the number of Catholics in the United States declined last year. The official Catholic Directory for 1970 gives the total at 47,872,089a fall......

Little Sisters' `open Day'

rfiliE Little Sisters of the Poor are holding an "open day" at St. Joseph's Home, Harborne, Birmingham, on Sunday, starting at 2.30 p.m. Bishop Cleary, Auxiliary for......

A Vocation'

B EING the parents of a handicapped child was a vocation—the vocation of being a sign to the world of the goodness, wisdom and love of God and of having a particular role in the......

Time Of Crisis For

Parents of Christian truth, h andicapped , says Pope Paul a vocation' FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT M ODERN man was tending to concoct his own religious beliefs instead of......

Work Starts On New Cathedral

W ORK has begun on the Pro-Cathedral for Clifton Diocese, to be built at a cost of about £600,000, and which will replace the existing ProCathedral of the Apostles in Park......

Clifton Pilgrimage To Shrine Of Glastonbury

THE official spring holiday cut down the numbers taking part in the annual Clifton Diocesan Pilgrimage to Glastonbury, Somerset, on Sunday. but nearly 2,000 people joined in the......

Youth Camps In World's Trouble Spots

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT P LANS are well advanced -•• for the 1970 programme of international work camps organised by the World Council of Churches under the title......

Pub And Bingo Parents Criticised

A CATHOLIC headmaster last week attacked the "pub and bingo" parents who put their own enjoyment before their responsibility to their Children. Mr. Desmond Robson, headmaster......

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Alan Mcelwain's Mcelwain's

ROME Premier warns strikers PREMIER MARIANO RUMOR'S new Centre-Left Coalition Government of Christian Democrats, two Socialist Parties and Republicans, faces voters on June 7 in......

Lords Put Their Minds To Helping The Disabled

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART D URING the past few weeks I have enjoyed the stimulating experience of attending proceedings in the House of Lords. Yes, stimulating. The ticket I was......

For The Family

by PAULA DAVIES rr HE maximum sickness benefit for a single man is El I a week. The maximum paid to a man with a wife and four children is £16 16s. a week. Who is better off?......

The Call — 2 L Ook Up The Word Vocation In A

dictionar),, and you will find it is derived from the Latin "vocare"—to call. The word and all that it means is bound up with the idea of being called and of answering a call,......

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The Final Test

T I HE decision of the Cricket Council, following Government pressure, to withdraw the invitation to the South African team is bound to be a cause of bitterness and debate for a......

Christopher Dawson Fight Against Half-truth

By Bernard Wall I HAVE to be personal about Christopher Dawson for he was a landmark, better, a great monument, in my formative years; and my life, for what it is worth, would......

Catholics Must Give Evidence

by Norman St. John Stevas N OW that most of the dust has settled after the explosion of the foetus controversy it is possible to draw some further conclusions. I doubt myself......

Conservatism Of Mr. Wilson Waller

by IAN W HENEVER I read an election manifesto I am always filled with sadness at the thought of so much talent and energy being devoted to treatises which tell us little we did......

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Why The Latin Mass Society Has Reason To Be Shocked

T HE Latin Mass Society, in or bodies which figure in common with other persons the Press, does not choose its head lines. The resolution passed by the annual general meeting......

Why Can't This Rite Endure?

I READ with great sadness the letter last week from Fr. Tutto, in which members of the Latin Mass Society are likened to the Scribes and Pharisees who rejected Christ. These are......

Disgusting Cartoon By John Ryan

I AM writing to say that I have just glanced at last week's paper and saw the cartoon by John Ryan on the front. Personally I think it is disgusting and in very had taste. It......

Three Sad Items In One Edition

T HREE items in your issue of May 15 are sad reading. First, .in the name of collegiality and co-responsibility Cardinal Suenens questions the Holy Father's ruling on the......

Not A Case

of Vatican niggling rr HE refusal of Holy Corn-1 munion to the nonCatholic , party in a mixed marriage may possibly cause distress to some but it is not, as Mr. St.......

Promotion Of Humanist Legislation

G K. PRICE (May 15) is • right when he says that the Labour and Liberal parties are "dominated by the secular humanists." Thank heaven there are some good Christians left in......

The Sacraments Are Designed To Unite Us More Closely

IT is not true, as staled by Mary Vaughan (May 15) that we enter and leave this world alone. Usually we experience birth and death separately, that is, as distinct individuals,......

Simple Question On Apartheid

I HAVE never attacked Mr. Furtado, as he claims (May 15). I have asked, and do ask him, as well as Archbishop Roberts, to answer one simple question: The end of apartheid means......

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Let's Not Be Squeamish In Exegesis!

by Dom PETER FLOOD, O.S.B. Genesis as Myth by Edmund Leach (Jonathan Cape 8s.) T HLS attractively made-up little paperback is also produced in a hardback edition at 21s. It......

A Transmigrated Soul And Its

evocation of the Stuart age by Sir CHARLES PETRIE Falcon The Autobiography of James IV, King of Scots. presented by A. J. Stewart (Peter Davies 42s.) T HIS book is a study in......

Analytical Digest Of Sacred Scripture

by DUNCAN MACPHERSON The Zondervan Topical Bible (Marshall. Morgan & Scott 70s.) T 4E Topical Bible is "a 'digest of the Holy Scriptures' prepared, topically, analysing every......

Where There Are Hearers There Is Hope For Life

by OLIVER BARNES The Listeners by Monica Dickens (Heinemann 30s.) THE sick, the poor, the mentally and physically handicapped, in short the victims of circumstances over which......

Mind And Body In Poetic Creation

by ELIZABETH JENNINGS The Seamless Web by Stanley Burnshaw (Allen Lane, Penguin Press. 65s.) I SUPPOSE that any study of the poetic process is slightly suspect; only poets......

Faith Based

on fact, or a fungoid fable? by Dom SYLVESTER HOUEDARD, O.S.B. The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross by John M. Allegro (Hodder & Stoughton 63s.) I F was great when Mgr. Knox broke......

Religious Books By Fr. S. G. A. Imf

Proclaiming Joy by Bernard Haring (Burns Oates 20s.) Fr. Hering is a Redemptorist theologian whose writings have always explained love as the spring of Christian morality,......

Bookshelf Browse

"As charming and as moving a piece of the literature of childhood as any that I have read". is how Terence Rattigan describes Harold French's I Swore Never Would (Martin Seeker......

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Condemned By All

O NE of the real contributions television has made to the arts Of the world is the invention of the documentary-play, the fictional presentation which is yet tied securely to......

Maddening Monotony Of Beatles

W ITHIN reason, I have long admired and liked the Beatles as performers. Their new film, however, Let It Be ("U," London Pavilion) would demand admiration well the other side of......

Monasteries Of Romania

I COULDN'T believe my eyes. Yes, there was no mistake. Those were plug-in points for electric razors . . . in an Orthodox monastery in the wilds of Romania's Carpathian......

Historic Concert In St. Peter's

T HE POPE was a guest of honour on Saturday at the first full-scale orchestral concert to be held in St. Peter's, Beethoven's Solemn Mass in D was televised and seen in colour......

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Civic Service For The Mayor

MEM BERS of Tun bridge Wells Borough Council, Kent, and local dignitaries attended Mass in the chapel of the Sacred Heart Convent on Sunday - the annual civic service following......

Wcc Study Of Science And Society

ISSUES of theological and - 2 ethical significance in the debate on environment, population and biological experimentation will be studied in the World Council of Churches......

Disc System To Aid The Lonely

A NEW emergency service to 'help anyone living alone who is in distress will be launched during the summer by the Didsbury Inter-Church Service and Care Organisation,......

Shared Church Prototype

By a Staff Reporter "irs the prototype of church-building in the future," says Fr, David Woodard, adding cryptically, "if there's going to be any." In fact, he leaves you......

Sisters Of St. Louis Seminar On Education

A WEEKEND seminar on "The Apostolate of Education" at the Convent School of St. Louis, Great Yarmouth, opened by Bishop Clark, Auxiliary for Northampton, was attended by Sisters......

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Empty Prams Lead March Against Abortion Act

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T WO empty prams, one bearing a baby's coffin, flanked by two young pop group drummers beating out a funeral march, headed a protest procession......

School Raises £27,000 With American's Help

I N a move to preserve Catholic education in Newmarket, Suffolk, and eventually to make it free. the Sisters who run the Convent of St. Louis initiated a drive on April 6 to......

Belmont. Abbey's Golden Jubilee

T HE Benedictine monks of Belmont will celebrate on June 23 the golden jubilee of their status as an Abbey. and Cardinal Heenan has accepted an invitation to preside. His......