30th January 1970

30th January 1970
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Nigeria Rounds Up Missionaries In Biafra

BY SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS IN LAGOS, ROME, DUBLIN AND LONDON W IDESPREAD speculation was aroused in Rome and Dublin this week by reports from Lagos that the British High......

M.p. Accuses Catholics Of Biafra Bias

By a Staff Reporter SHIN iv' EMANUEL SHIN WELL, Labour M.P. for Eastington, said on Tuesday that he was tabling a motion in the House of Commons deploring "insinuations" by Mr.......

Changing Role Of Jesuits

BY A STAFF REPORTER A THOROUGH re-think4-7 k ing of every Jesuit activity in the light of the Vatican Council was the main task facing the Society of Jesus today, said Fr.......

Pope May Call Synod

ON CELIB .C . Y THIS YEAR FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HERE are fears in Van can circles that some Dutch priests might marry without permission and that some of their......

Rival Groups At Martyrs Pilgrimage

BY A STAFF REPORTER C ATHOLICS who walked silently to Smithfield on Sunday in reparation to the memory of the Protestant martyrs were heartened to find more than 250 Anglican......

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Quarrels Among Catholics A Bar To Unity, Says Pope

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT CATHOLICS , must end their own quarrels and divisions 'before they can hope to restore unity with Protestant and Orthodox Churches. said Pope Paul......

Canonisation Brings Pope Consolation

PoPE PAUL, naming a new saint on Sunday, said that to do so gave him conSolation in his "distress." He canonised St. Maria Soledad Torres Aonsta of Spain, who founded, the......

Method Of Birillop Casey's -appointment Criticised

BY A STAFF REPORTER THE method of Bishop Casey's appointment to the see of Brentwood is the latest 'to come under fire from the Catholic monthly review Herder Correspondence.......

A 'great Church'

of the future BY A STAFF REPORTER THE idea of a "great church" of the future in which Anglicans would be in communion with Rome and acknowledge the primacy of the Pope was put......

Welfare Group's Tramps' Hostel Plan Opposed

A PLAN 'by the Simon Shelter Committee to turn an old shop in Tunbrid g e Wells into a hostel for tramps, with sleepin g accommodation for ten, is bein g opposed by a g roup of......

'unite To Preach The Moral Law'

Cardinal Heenan BY A STAFF REPORTER A WARNING about unbelievers who are "mobilising to remove religious instruction from education and to promote liberalising, progressive......

Uproar As Cardinal Willebrands Speaks

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT THE u g liest and unhappiest mark on Christian history was that men had been prepared to kill even in the name of Christ, said Cardinal Willebrands......

Ulster Sees Return Of Violence

BY A STAFF REPORTER VIOLENCE returned to Ulster last weekend with a stone-throwing battle between crowds of Catholic and Protestant youths in Londondeny, and an attempt by a......

Bonn Cancels Vatican Appointment

W EST GERMANY has withdrawn its appointment of a woman diplomat to its Embassy at the Vatican after the latter pointed out it was customary to appoint only, men diplomats. The......

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The Many Faces Of The Church

TELEVISION by iFl. R. F KEATING IT proved to be a weekend when the 'aFizzing Church really hit the box. Desperate doings among the Dutch, involvement in the aftermath of......

Two-hour Court-room Drama

TRUISM of popular melodrama is: "You can't go wrong with a good court scene." Nor could anybody who has ever glanced at the more lurid sections of the popular Press question the......

It Could Happen To You

PAULA DAVIES O UR eldest daughter has been amusing herself with a quiz and colouring book, a pastime that is hardly out of the ordinary. The title of the book and its contents,......

Vocations

Nuns today — 3 P is only possible to des cribe in a very superficial way the immensely varied works undertaken by nuns today. There are, in this • country, several enclosed......

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Opinion

THE DUTCH AND CELIBACY TBE Dutch bishops' adoption of the Pastoral Council's recommendation for a change in the law of celibacy is not an act of revolt. They are perfectly......

A Close Look At Those Shocking Students

By Fr. Paul Edwards, S.J. "WOULDN'T you like to be a chaplain, father?" I never quite knew why people used to ask me this question. Perhaps they thought that someone who was......

Our Duty In Time

of crisis by Norman Nil • St. John Stevas feeme T HAT the PCatholiec Church is passing 'through its greatest period of crisis since the Reformation should not surprise us:......

Rich Man's Paisley

THAT middle-aged middle class Labour M.P. for Bosworth—Mr. Woodrow Wyatt—is in grave danger of becoming not only a bit of a political joke but also of degenerating into a rich......

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Horrified By This Implication

A S a native of Chelmsford -e -1 and a devotee since childhood of Blessed John Payne, I was horrified at the implication in Fr. Whatmore's letter of January 16 that the heroic......

Anti-feminism By The Vatican

THERE is no excuse for the Vatican's refusal to agree to the posting of Frau Elisabeth Miller to the staff of the West German Embassy in Rome, for the Church in the past has......

Amazed By Claim Of Jesuit

I AM frankly astonished and dismayed by Fr. Corbishleys' article in your issue of Jan. 16. I think that, like many cradle Catholics, he does not understand the Church of......

This Spoils Your Fad Journalism

H AVING heard from the BBC that you had an interesting leader on Biafra, I bought the Catholic Herald of January 16 after an interval of many months (having switched to another......

Generous

From Viscountess Blakenham M AY I take this opportunity, through your columns, of saying "thank you" to those .readers who so generously sent donations to the Colostomy Welfare......

What Is The Soul ?

QUESTION and ANSWER Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question—I am thinking vaguely of becoming a Roman Catholic, but one of the points which puzzles me is the way you Catholics......

Nigerian People's Need Of Help And Sympathy

HE Nigerian civil war is mercifully at an end. But the nation's problems have scarcely begun. A developing country is now faced with the added problem of healing the wounds......

Defence Of Book Reviewer

A REVIEWER is in an unfortunate 'position when faced with what appears to be a personal attack on his oarnpetence because of what he has written about a publication which comes......

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The Net That Trapped Our Lord

by Sr. THERESA HOAR Jesus Now Studies in the Sacraments Vols. 1 & 2 by Hamish Swanston (Darton, Longman and Todd 25s. and 20s.) H ERE are two outstanding volumes on the......

The Martyr King Of The New Civil War In America

by GERARD NOEL My Life with Martin Luther King Jr. by Coretta Scott King (Hodder & Stoughton 35s.) Am I a Racist? ed. Robert Heyer (Paulist Press & Associated Press 17s, 6d.)......

A New Identity

by DONAL MOONEY T o write about Ireland presents a challenge to any Irishman and I am one. I'll frankly admit that I've been plagued with doubts before putting pen to paper. I......

Theology By T. Corbishley, The Passion And Resurrection...

Christ by Pierre Benoit. 0.P. (Darton, Longman and Todd 50s.) The name and reputation of Fr. Benoit, director of the Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem are sufficient guarantee of the......

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The Impact Of Television

by LOUIS McREDMOND FXHILARATING, exas perating, exhausting: it was all that, and more, to be art Irish journalist in the Sixties. The changes of public attitude wrought in so......

Steps Toward Unity

by LEON O'BROIN EVERYBODY knows, I think, that the relationship of Irish Catholics and Protestants for centuries was a thoroughly unhappy one. To the political subjugation of......

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Renewal Groups To Unite Against Poverty & Racism

BY A STAFF REPORTER A S Church Unity Week drew to a close the setting up of a Christian renewal group called ONE was announced. Membership is drawn from the main Christian......

Parish's £51,000 Community Centre

T HE parish of Christ the King, Blackpool, will have its 01,000 community centre opened by Lord Rhodes, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire on February 23. Originally, the parish......

Celibacy On The Agenda?

THE Bishops of England and Wales have called a meeting of Catholic clergy at Wood Hall ecumenical centre, Yorkshire, from June 1-4. Each of the 19 dioceses will send four......

United Action For Sick

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A DECISION to set up an inter denominational support group for St. Ann's Hospice, Heald Green, Cheadle, Cheshire, home for terminal cancer patients......

People's Week To Meet In Holland

T HE Catholic People's Week are co-operating with the Newman Liturgy Committee and the Dutch College of Theology at Haarlem in arranging a meeting in Holland from August 8 to 15......