2nd January 1970

2nd January 1970
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Church-state Rift Growing In Brazil

Torture dossier BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT P RIESTS in Latin countries are increasingly involving themselves in the struggle for social justice. A sizeable sector of the......

Pope Paul Says Mass

in Rome slum FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT W ITHIN the course of a few hours on Christmas Day, the Pope celebrated Mass amid the splendours of the Sistine Chapel, and in a......

`avoid Bitterness Over Martyrs' Says Group

BY A STAFF REPORTER OPES that the proposed canonisation of 40 Eng. ligh Catholic martyrs will contribute to a greater ecumenical commitment by all Christians were expressed at a......

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Catholic Teachers'

president says `be optimistic' BY A STAFF REPORTER R ELIGION no longer has to be taught in a closed subject compartment by definitions and theological formulae, said Mr.......

Peace 'a Constant Quest Of Minds And Hearts'

T HE word "Peace" should not be interpreted as the maintenance of an estab lished order. but as a constant quest of minds and hearts to promote g reater justice • in world......

New Calendar Started

T HE Church's new univer sal calendar took effect yesterday, minus St. Christopher. St. Nicholas, St. Valentine. St. George and St. Barbara among others. The Vatican said that......

Abortion 'horrible Crime' Says Priest

L EGALISED abortion "constitutes a step back and not pro g ress towards a hi g her de g ree of civilisation," the Vatican ma g azine L'Osserva. tore. della Domenica said last......

Christmas Day & Wars Went On

C HRISTMAS saw little let up in the fighting in two world trouble areas—Vietnam and the Middle East. In Vietnam, where a truce was bein g observed by both the American and......

Cardinal Cooke Tours Vietnam

C ARDINAL COOKE of New York, Vicar of the United States Armed Forces, made his customary tour of bases, camps and churches in South Vietnam durin g the Christmas period. On his......

Anglicans Drop Prayer For Queen

T HE An g lican Church in Rhodesia has decided to omit all public reference to the Queen in its State prayers, substituting the words "those who g overn this land." The Rt. Rev.......

Child's Coffin In

` Save Biafra' protest fast BY A STAFF REPORTER M ORE than 30 students and members of the Save Biafra Campaign spent Christmas fasting—much of the time in the rain —at the......

Interval Club May Join Stage Guild

T HE Interval Club, formed in 1926 to provide accommodation with a real "home" atmosphere for actors and actresses "restin g " between eng a g ements, may amal g amate soon with......

W.c.c. Supplying 60 New Refugee Camps

S IXTY refugee camps in the Port Harcourt province newly recaptured by the Biafran forces are now supplied by the World Council of Churches relief agency store at Ihie,......

`middle East Peace Talks Essential'

— Cardinal CARDINAL CUSHING, Archbishop of Boston, says that the U.S. Administration's recent "efforts to impose peace terms" in the Middle East may be calamitous for Israel.......

Unity Service In Salford Cathedral A Bout 900 People Are...

to attend when, for the first time in its history, the special Unity Week service or g anised by Manchester and District Council of Churches is held in Salford Cathedral on......

Journal's Misgivings Over Mode Of Bishop's Appointment

'NGS •• eaethod of appointment of Bishop Hugh Lindsay as auxiliary to the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle are expressed in the January issue of the monthly review Herder......

The Ideal Of The Religious

BEFORE going on to examine the life of a nun today, it is well worth while reading what the Second Vatican Council had to say on the whole subject of religious life for men and......

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A Staff 'reporter Looks Back On A —

Momentous but bitter decade D URING the first week of aL s r 1960 a Catholic senator, John Kennedy announced he was seeking the Democratic party nomination for the US......

Television By H. R. F. Keating

Youthful judgment of the '60s I SUPPOSE the end of a decade is really too good an opportunity to miss. But the trouble is that everybody has to have a go at decade-determining......

Films By Freda Bruce Lockhart

'Midnight Cowboy' out in front TURNING to the tradi tional sideshow of picking my best films of the year, I began by trying, both to find a new angle and, to help me be......

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Hope For The Seventies

M ANY people in Britain today are facing the start of a new decade with a certain sense of world-weariness. The opulence around us seems to mock a massive social undertow: the......

Mould Of God

The work of reconciliation will be hard, but it is far from impossible. It is typified by the Borstal boy who offers to spend his summer caring in the minutest detail for......

Is The Battered Image Of The Newman Fair?

By John O'Keeffe IN recent years the Newman Association, which exists for educated Catholics to harness 'their talents to the service of the Church, has not made the giant......

Flipping Through Those Fading Diaries

By Peter Hebblethwaite, S.J. THIS is the time of year when new diaries are slipped into handbag or pocket. Last year's diary, with its battered rexine cover, faded gold......

By Canon F. H. Drinkwater

Virgin Mother, Mary blest G OD is female, to be sure, just as much as male. Let us hope such a proposition will not disconcert anybody. It follows straight from the fact that......

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Partisan Message On Nigeria War

IN his Christmas message (December 19) Cardinal Heenan A said "it must not be thought that the Church has taken sides against the Federal side in the Nigerian conflict."...

Unwitting Tools Of Communists

O F course not all those who take part in demonstrations against the American action in Vietnam are committed Communists. They are merely the unwitting tools of the tiny......

Unfortunately The Cardinal's Message Was As Partisan As...

many of his previous statements about the Nigerian civil war. Ile mentioned two Catholics who "have done their best . . to bring about a ceasefire." Auberon Waugh is wellknown......

A Vicious Attack On Dominican

j WAS horrified to discover I under the ironic heading of "That Kiss of Peace" (December 19) one of the most vicious personal attacks by Desmond Albrow that it has ever been my......

Our Lord's 'brothers'

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question — My workmate is a member of the Elim Church and the other day he dashed in and said, "Who were Jesus' brothers?" He then proceded to quote......

Going Into Action On New Liturgy

FATHER Petroc Howell (Dec. 26) asks me what more he can do to express doubts about the new liturgy. The declaration of his efforts to date is wholly welcome news. Like Fr.......

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A Contemporary Historian Speaks Up For Old England

by Sir DESMOND MORTON The Lion and The Unicorn by Sir Arthur Bryant (Collins 45s.) A S a historian of England and its people. Sir Arthur Bryant should need little......

Counter Spy

in the S.S. by CHARLES ROBERTS Counterfeit Nazi by Paul Erie ndlander (Weidenfeld and Nicolson 42s.) HIS is the story of a deeply religious young German Protestant, Kurt......

Togetherness In The Spiritual Life

by Sr. THERESA HOAR, S.H.C.J. Nuns, Community Prayer and Change by Sister Rosemary Hudon SOS. Preface by Bernard Haring CSSR (Feclesia Press 35s.) T O far too many. reli gious......

Catching Them Young

by PAULA DAVIES THE prospect of meeting a guitar-playing nun—the idea 'has become a tired clioW —isn't exactly thrilling. except perhaps to a teenager. So it was with a......

A Prodigal Father And Superman Of Science

Doctor Cardano by Alan Wykes (Muller 45s.) A LAN WYKES is to be congratulated for introducing to the crowded stage of the sixteenth century a vivid eccentric virtually unknown......

Religious Books By R. C. Gorman, S.j.

Word and Mystery by L. O'Donovan (Paul'ist-Newman 30s.) Fourteen 'biblical essays on the person and mission of Jesus Christ. The ehapiters by Fr. Boismard. Fr. Benoit, O.P.. and......

Race Against Time And A Sophisticated Modern Evil

by GERARD NOEL The Colour of their Skin by Vernon Bartlett (Chatto & Windus 30s.) Justice First ed. by Lewis Donnelly (Sheed & Ward 30s.) A Mouthful of Aloes by Marlena Frick......

Theology Today By Peter Flood, 0.51.

The Pelican Guide to Modern Theology ed. R. P. C. Hanson, 2 vols (10s. each) T HESE Paean paperbacks are edited by Prof. 'R. P. C. Hanson and form a very useful survey of......

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The Bible Is God'sword.

Shouldn't you and your children read it? Bible Today relates the Word of God to your life and to events today. Each weekly part gives you the text of the Bible to read, plus......

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Spain 'open To Church's Offers' On Concordat

N EGOTIATIONS between the Holy See and , Spain over the future of ChurchState relations may not bc moving along the predicted paths, Spain's Minister of Foreign Relations has......

10 Ordained At Valladolid

A RC1 - IB1SHOP Garcia Goldaraz of Valladolid ordained ten priests from Britain last Friday. The new priests are Frs. Francis Carvill of Nottingham, Patrick Naughton of......

Killed In Crash

F R. PAUL CHRISTOPHER Bowlby, U.S.A., an Augustinian missionary in Yola. Nigeria, only since October, was killed in a car crash in Adamawa Province on December 12. He was 28.......

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Pope Urges Defence Of Catholic Schools

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT T I IE Pope on Monday called for the defence of Catholic schools against those who wished to abolish them, because the Church's fundamental ministry......

Pope May See Tito In Rome

THE Vatican and Yugo slavia are expected to announce shortly that they are to raise their relations to full diplomatic status, the Italian news agency Ansa said last week.......

Dutch Reformed Church Wants Closer Ties

T HE Dutch Reformed Church wants snore collaboration with the Catholic Church in Holland, A letter says the Reformed Church hopes to reach-together with the Catholic Church"that......

Portrait Of Mao In Vatican

A ROME artist said last week that a painting of a young man which frang4 in the Vatican Press Office, near a portrait of Pope Paul, is his painting of a youthful Mao Tse-Tung.......

Help Aged Has Ulm.

target H ELP the Aged has set itself a record target of £1,500,000 this year more than double its 1968 total to provide individual flatlet schemes and day centres in Britain......

Unlimited Abortions Proposed In Indian Government Bill

D ETAILS of India's Abortion Bill. given to Parliament in New Delhi recently by Dr. Chandrasekhar, Minister for Health and Family Planning, make it clear that the measure, if......

Don't Shut Out Others' Suffering Cardinal

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT C HRISTIAN people had a duty to see that the protective skin between themselves and the sufferings of others did not grow too thick, said Cardinal......

Finland To End Ban On Monasteries

T HE Finnish Government has introduced a Bill in Parliament which would end the present ban on convents and monasteries. Until now only the Orthodox Church, which has equal......

Nunraw Gets Scots-born Abbot

F R. JAMES DONALD McGlynn, 35-year-old Prior of the Cistercian Sancta Maria Abbey at Nunraw, East Lothian, has been elected its abbot. He is the first Scottish-born Cistercian......

Picasso Stops Painting Going To Madrid

FOLLOWING representations by Basque Nationalists to Picasso in Paris, the painter withdrew his permission fog the removal of his famous "Guernica" from the Museum of Modern Art,......

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Nuns 'convent' On A Housing Estate

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT "W E prefer living here rather than in the more traditional type of religious community because we feel less cut-off and much closer to the people,"......

Government Needs Fresh Look At Spending

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE alternative to higher taxation to pay for an increase in aid to poor countries would be a re-examination of the priorities within Government spending,......

Dan Breen, Fighter For Ireland, Dies At 75

MR. DAN BREEN, one of the most courageous and colourful of the leaders of Ireland's struggle for independence, died last Saturday in a Catholic nursing home at Kilicroney. Co.......