2nd October 1992

2nd October 1992
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Church Blasts Patten's White Paper

by Murray White THE Government has lost sight of the good of the society in its "market" orientated plans for school reforms, Church education authorities declared this week.......

Rumours Rife Over John Paul Irs Choice Of Successor

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome UNOFFICIAL Vatican sources claimed this week that Pope John Paul II may have privately chosen the cardinal he would like to succeed him. And there was......

Vatican: Give Refugees A Haven

by Cristina Odone IN AN unprecedented criticism of the policy on refugees adopted by many first world governments, a Vatican document is calling on developed nations to drop......

17 Irish Martyrs Beatified

THOUSANDS of Irish pilgrims packed St Peter's Square to witness Pope John Paul II beatifying 17 Irish martyrs this week. The Pope called on Ireland to be a "model" Christian......

Aristide May Leave Church

by Timothy Elphick HAIT1's ousted priest-president, Fr Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is reported to be about to join the Episcopalian Church. Fr Aristide, who was expelled from the......

Pray Or Be Idle, Rome Warns

CHRISTIANS who cannot find the time to pray alone every day are idolaters, Italian bishops said in a special statement this week. The bishops were elaborating on Pope John Paul......

Death Penalty Guidelines Under Fire In Rome

by our Rome correspondent MORE than half of the Italian clergy do not agree with guidelines on the death penalty contained in the Vatican's new Universal Catechism. As many as......

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Tapes Reveal Plot To Kill Bishops

by Timothy Eiphick A PLOT to kill the Catholic bishops of Malawi was discussed at a crisis meeting of the ruling Malawi Congress Party. a group pressing for democratic reform......

Agency's Sos On Aid Cut Scandal

THE Catholic development agency CAFOD has written to every priest in England and Wales to alert them to a threat to the government's overseas aid budget, the charity announced......

Joint Plea To Fighters

CHURCH leaders from the warring communities in BosniaHerzegovina this week issued a joint appeal for an immediate ceasefire in the ex-Yugoslav republic and the unconditional......

Pope Prepares To Blast Liberation Theology Away

POPE John Paul II will attempt to blast liberation theology from the shores of Latin America when the continent's bishops meet in the Dominican Republic next week. "Only in......

Hard Times Hit Big Apple

TOUGH times have hit the Catholic archdiocese of America's "Big Apple" hard, Cardinal John O'Connor of New York admitted this week. The cardinal said the "recessionary times"......

Casey's Future In Balance

THE future of Bishop Eamonn Casey, the former bishop of Galway who resigned after revelations that he had a 17-yearold son in the United States. was at the centre of discussions......

Sudan On Brink Of Famine Unless World Takes Heed

SUDAN is on the brink of a famine as catastrophic as that in Somalia, a missionary recently expelled by the Sudanese authorities warned this week. An Italian Comboni......

National Organisation Of Catholic Laymen

September 1992 Letter Our two Letters during August this year dealt firstly with the Aims and Objectives of our Organisation, and secondly on setting out two of the Laity......

Interim Abuse Policy

hope A GROUP of five "eminent Church persons" from the World Council of Churches said this week that the cycle of violence in South Africa can only be broken by the creation of......

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Confusion Prompts Crm Name Change

THE Catholic Renewal Movement (CRM). the 25-yearold organisation dedicated to progress in the Church "in the spirit of Vatican II", is considering changing its name. CRM......

Arson Suspected After E400,000 School Blaze

AN OXFORDHSIRE Catholic junior school was the victim of suspected arson this week after a fire caused £400,000 worth of damage. The blaze, at the Holy Trinity School, Chipping......

New Support Group For Lay Workers

A NEW group is to be set up for lay people who work for the Church. The "Network for Lay Ministry", launched at a meeting in London this week, aims to offer mutual support,......

Bishops' Diaries

CLERGY retreats are being hosted by several of the bishops this week. Cardinal Basil Hume leads the Hexham and Newcastle diocesan priests' retreat at Ministeracres from Monday......

Coming Soon

THE ANNUAL assembly of Justice and Peace groups in Liverpool Archdiocese takes place at St Joseph's, Upholland, on Oct 4 at 1pm. Catholic Herald columnist and MP John Battle......

Obituaries

Douglas Home, who died this week, that the last communication received from him at the Catholic Herald was a short note speculating what damages he might expect becuase we had......

Homeless Need 'a Level Playing Field'

CHURCH-BASEDhousing campaign groups this Week joined forces to demand a new approach to housing finance as a way of reducing homelessness. Church Action on Poverty (CAP), the......

Queen Of The Channel Crowned

A HARDY swimmer is to be dubbed "Queen of the Channel" after completing her twentieth cross - Channel swim her seventh this year in order to help handicapped pilgrims to make......

Refuge For The Troops

BISHOP Francis Walmsley of the Forces, the Duke of Norfolk, and David Alton MP are among Catholics who are to lend their names to an appeal for a Christian conference and......

Critics Silenced

AN archbishop and a number of theologians have been relieved of their official responsibilities, censured or otherwise silenced because they questioned official Church teaching......

Memorial Services Honour Cheshire

by Angus Macdonald J-"R1ENDS and admirers of the late ;Group Captain Lord Cheshire VC pave paid tribute to his life of :outstanding humanitarian service in a series of special......

Nuclear Test Vigil

CHRISTIAN CND will hold a vigil outside the Ministry of Defence at noon tomorrow to mark the 40th anniversary of the first British Nuclear Test. Campaigners will hand over to......

Going Bananas

CHRISTIAN AID activists carrying giant inflatable bananas lobbied EC Agricultural Ministers when they visited Cambridge last Sunday. They were highlighting the plight of......

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New And Universal

EXCERPTS from the new Universal Catechism have been published and for a few days the whole world studied our Church under the microscopic lense with which secular curiosity......

With Reference To Your Frontpage Article On David Alton's...

on abortion (Catholic Herald, September 18) would you please be so kind as to publicise that the "Liberal Democrat Party" does not proportionally represent the whole of the......

Noteworthy At Ncp: East Anglia's Research

I AM amazed that in your report of the National Conference of Priests recently held in Birmingham, (Catholic Herald, September I I add 18) you make no mention of the invaluable......

Catholic People's Weeks, (catholic Herald, September 4)...

described as a form of "summer camp". The weeks are residential and are organised in conference centres and schools. We are a non-profit registered charity and all involved in......

Even Freud Looked To God

RE your article "Catholics on the Couch Lay Confession", (Catholic Herald, September II) the writer tells us that today more and more "guilty" Catholics choose to sec......

Full Church Members

JV THORNTON will be disappointed, I expect, at having had no response as yet to his request for readers' views on how necessary it is for 'lull membership" of the Church to......

Praying For More Unity

AS A Jewish reader of the Catholic Herald, may I invoke the prayers and actions of other readers on two fronts. Europe is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of national......

Larger Pool To Draw From

THE shortage of priests, which is predicted to get worse, apparently means that in the near future some parishes will lose priests and will not be able to have Mass, despite our......

Living Up To Our Lady's Great Virtues And Values

MRS SHEILA Birtchell queries my remarks on Our Lady's virtues, enclosed in my article marking the Day of the Ascension (Catholic Herald, August 17). "What about courage,......

Cheek, Hubris And Mellor's Fall

Desmond Albrow SO, IN the end, the tabloids got their man. David Mellor had to bow to the forces of justice and righteousness. We can all send up our hosannahs to the Lord.......

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Euthanasia: Merciful Or Murderous?

Dr Colin Brewer, a member of the Euthanasia Society, argues that euthanasia is not killing, but offers a dignified deliverance from what can be intolerable suffering. OST of......

Dr Peggy Norris, Chairwoman Of The Catholic...

warns that doctors who opt for voluntary euthanasia are playing at God and that they should not be able to choose when to kill those they cannot cure. HE central risk of......

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Love And Games In A Vale Of Tears

Rachel Billington EDNA O'Brien writes about motherhood. A young, beautiful, imaginative, Irish girl runs away from her family, simple farmers, into the arms of an older,......

A Cardinal Cocktail Of Farce

Terry O'Sullivan A COCKTAIL of fable, farce and lyricism, shot through with sobering tragedy, this is the third novel from an outstandingly gifted writer. The deeply-flawed......

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A Visible Sign To The Church

It has cost nearly £1 million and it aims to be the biggest Christian resource centre in the country. Angus Macdonald visited the new St Paul's multi-media centre in London I F......

Learning To Let Go Through The Pain

B UT, Sylvie, before the accident you were just not like this." Sylvie was propped up in a hospital bed. Ned, her twinbrother, pulled his chair closer to it. She was fond of......

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Saints On The Railway Tracks

GALLERIES by Leigh Hans S T Pancras Station is said to owe its deeply impressive frontage to its architect's failure to win the contract for government buildings. George Gilbert......

Every Slave Is A Free Man, Says The Son Of God

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards I N today's Gospel Jesus presents us with a beautiful little parable. What a pity that this parable, with other sayings of Jesus, came......

A Voice For The Church To Put Forward

BROADCAST NEWS by Joanna Moorhead HO represents religion? In the past it has always been the exclusively male, usually middle-class and often middle-aged bishops who have been......

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Blessing That

warms a heart W E long for love, to share our hearts, minds, and bodies with others. It is easier with the head and with the body, we are less adept with the heart.......

Best Sort Of Preparation For A Bishop

CHARTERHOUSE CHRONICLE by Peter Hebblethwaite 0 NLY because people keep on asking me. I would like to say that Paul VI, the First Modern Pope is complete and will be published......

Founding Father Of A New Jesuit Region

Letter from Poland W HEN Fr Stanislaw Opiela was summoned to Rome late last year, he could hardly have imagined the historic mission that lay before him. Though only 53, he had......