31st January 1969

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Suicides Cannot Be Condoned, Says Pope

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT P OPE PAUL expressed understanding and sympathy for youths in Eastern Europe who burn themselves in the cause for freedom, but said he could not......

Number Of V1 Conversions

By a Staff Reporter CONVERSIONS to Catho licism reached their lowest figure for some 20 years, dropping by 828 from 9,121 in 1966 to 8,293 in 1967. These figures are contained......

Ycw Raise £25,000 To Fight Poverty

T HE Young Christian Workers raised more than £25,000 last year for world poverty projects, it was reported at a national meeting of the YCW in Sheffield at the weekend. It was......

Cardinal Explains Head's Resignation To Parents

BY A STAFF REPORTER t 'R. BENEDICT SKETCH LEY, former headmaster of St. Michael's comprehensive school, Stevenage, Herts, was asked to resign by the school governors because he......

Pope Appealed To Iraq To Spare Israelis

T HE Vatican expressed "profound emotion and consternation" in a Note to the Iraq Government after Monday's public execution of six Israelis. The Pope appealed to Iraq "in the......

`red Hats

not rejected ' says Vatican REPORTS that a number of non-Italian bishops have declined to be made cardinals by the Pope because they disagree with Vatican policies was......

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Speed The March Towards Church

Unity, says Pope FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT P OPE PAUL called last week for new Catholic moves to speed the march toward Christian Unity, but gave a warning that some Catholics......

1,800 Attend Liverpool Youth Service

O NE of the biggest ecumenical events in Liverpool's history was the youth service, part of the Unity Week programme. at the Cathedral last week. About 1,800 young people were......

Prospective Candidates Need Religion

RELIGION is of crucial importance to anyone hoping to be selected to stand as a Conservative candidate. Accordin g to a poll taken by the Sunday Telegraph amon g dele g ates to......

Dutch Bishops' Warning

Church to be creatively active or to revise its laws in the tempo and with the coura g e which are necessary today." DIALOGUE PLEDGE Answerin g the chaplains' statement that......

`church Should Lead In Fight Against Racialism'

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT F OR 15 years the churches in England had corn- 1 pletely turned their backs on the problem of racialism and now it was imperative that they should......

Methodist And Anglican Youth Merger Urged

T HE Anglican and Methodist Churches' youth departments, in a joint statement this week, call for ever closer co-operation leading to a joint strategy in their work among young......

Bill's Proposal To Give Immigration Officers Police...

BY A STAFF REPORTER • T HE proposal to extend police powers to Immigration Officers should be deleted from the Immigration Appeals Bill, said the Catholic Institute for......

Life Or Death Choice

A LEADING Catholic. theologian said last week that parents are free to allow a seriously handicapped premature baby to be put in an incubator. or to let it die. Mgr. Ferdinando......

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Paula Davies, Continuing Her Series On Mothers Who Work...

THE ideal job for a mother is teaching: that is something all the professional women 1 have spoken to during this series agree on. Whether she wants to work full-time or......

Mothers In Teaching

Mia reckons that her council work, which includes visits to remand homes as well as committee meetings and an inordinate amount of paper work, takes up the equivalent of two......

Rich Revolutionary Legacy Remembered

THE celebration of the 50th anniversary of the First Dail has continued the national teach-in on revolutionary history which began with the commemoration, in 1966, of the 1916......

Svp Envoy Seeks Help For Grenada And Barbados

T HE urgent need for help for the elderly, children and unemployed in the West Indies islands of Grenada and Barbados is stressed by Mr. A. B. Spice, of the Society of St.......

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Heath's Nod To Enoch

M R. POWELL, like the Duke of Plaza Toro, has of late been leading the Conservative Party from behind to some effect. Mr. Heath now finds it necessary to deny in strenuous terms......

Britain Holds The Key To Ireland's Future

T HE most critical decisions affecting the shape of Irish politics tomorrow, are decisions which will be taken in Britain. These are the decisions shaping what the real policy......

Clobbered By A Cardinal

THERE is a strong streak of masochism in every national newspaper. To be read and attacked is basically better than to be unread and revered (e.g.: the old Times): to be......

Under Both Kinds

QUESTIONS ANSWERS Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON. Question. I recently moved to Scotland from the South of England and, whereas in my previous perish I was able to receive Holy......

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Breaking Out Of The Fortress Church

by Norman St. John-Stevas A S the institutional structure of the g Church as we have known it continues to dissolve S and change, we shall, all 0 of us, whether we weir 0* #......

Lowest Common Denominator

U NTIL recently the Church had the following human characteristics derived from its spiritual beliefs: It was confident—in the knowledge it was the Church founded by Christ. It......

Why Not Best Of Both Worlds For The Clergy?

TN reply to Mr. Young's letter (January 24) I, for one, would like to have both a celibate and a married clergy. Both have much to contribute, they would represent both the......

Freedom, Authority, Pride

INTELLECTUAL discipline -Rand verbal clarity are to be commended at all times and places, especially when it affects Catholic Apologetics, and I agree with the appeal for this......

Helping The Starving

Pi E Holy Father has called on all! Catholics to start an all-out drive to help our starving brothers. But what can ordinary people do? Well, there are several things we can......

'not A Mortal Sin': Please Explain

TN his article of January 17 Dom David Bird O.S.B., informs us that it is his opinion masturbation is no Ranger a mortal sin. He naively avoids the issue for his opinion by......

Radical Nuns Reply

H OW heart-warming to read that Sister Mary-Odile, in her letter of January 17 headed "Nun replies to other Nuns," is one of those fortunate nuns whose congregation has done......

Bred To Hatred In N. Ireland

QIR DENIS BROGAN (Letters, ter's, January 17) is surely mistaken in supposing that there were no Presbyterian Orangemen until well into the 20th century. Although notable......

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Magnificent Picture Gallery For Medical History Display

by Dr. MERLIN MARSHALL An Illustrated History of Medicine by Roberto Margotta (Paul Hamlyn 63s.) ILLUSTRATED histories of this or that are tumbling from the presses now like......

A Nixon Special

by COLIN HARMSWORTH President Nixon by Earl Mazo and Stephen Hess (Macdonald 30s.) RESIDENT NIXON has P just been inaugurated, and a biography is already available referring......

Foolhardy Femininity

by ELISABETH GILMOUR Ladies Bountiful by W. G. Rogers (Gollancz 36s.) T HE title of this book— rather heavily stressed throughout — refers to "the woman who bets on an......

Praying The Mass

by Canon J. B. O'CONNELL People's Daily Mass Book (Geoffrey Chapman, 21s.). O NE of the chief results of the Vatican Council II Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy has been the......

Battleships In A Box

by Cmdr. TOM WOODRUFFE Warships An Illustrated London News Boxed Book (M. Joseph 30s.) THIS country emerged from the first great war at the end of 1918 with the largest and......

Paradox And Punch Lines

by GERARD MEATH, O.P. Who is a Christian? by Hans Urs von Balthasar (Burns & Oates 12s. 6c1.). Man in History by Hans Urs von Balthasar (Sheed & Ward 50s.). "T HE attempt to......

Bawdy Piety

by Fr. S. G. A. LUFF The Fall and Redemption of Man by John Bowen (Faber 8s.) T HIS is a composite play covering the biblical account of the Fall. the Nativity, and the......

The Eternal Question

by Fr. P. J. McGRATH Does Man Have a Soul? by F. Somerville Roberts (Zeus Press 16s.) T HE dust-jacket of this book contains an advertisement for another Zeus Press......

Rough And Tumble Birthplace Of English Professional Writing

by FRANK MORLEY Grub Street Shipped Bare by Philip Pinkus (Constable 50s.) O F JOURNALISTS it has x.-•• been remarked that some are Debrett, but some are debris. This volume......

For Early Starters In Culture Quest

by NOEL BLAKISTON Visiting Museums by Anne White (Faber & Faber 30s.) T HIS excellent book, designed for readers between eight and twelve, is a child's guide to museums. It......

Hope Of Tolerance In A Horrible, Hideous War

by FRED BASON Vietnam by Mary McCarthy (Penguin 3s, 6d.) S OME 30 years ago I went to Spain during the Civil War on a genuine journalist endeavour. I did not take sides. I did......

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A Wind Of Change Is On The Way

by GABRIEL FALLON THE history of any national literature could. I suppose, be described as an endless plain supporting occasional mountain peaks, sizeable hills, depressing......

The Irish And The Not-irish

by H. R. F. KEATING W HY wasn't G. K. Chesterton Irish? The question occurred to me last Saturday as I watched James Cameron taking a long look at the Ireland of today as part......

Russian 'war And Peace' Worth 7 Hours

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART U NDOUBTEDLY the main event of the opening of the 1969 cinema is the arrival of the mammoth Russian movie version of War and Peace ("A" Curzon). Running......

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Church's Role In Ireland's Education System

by JOHN HORGAN T HE normally placid surface of Irish education has never been quite the same since the late Donogh O'Malley stirred it up so vigorously during his short term of......

In The Land Of The Stranger

by NOEL O'CONNELL O VERSHADOWED by more exciting and controversial issues, Irish emigration has been fading away from its customary public scrutiny. At its lowest level in......

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We're Still Very Irish

by JOHN D. SHERIDAN WHEN I say that I am reasonably optimistic about the future of Irish tourism I know that 1 sound stodgy and cagey and like a ministerial answer at question......

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New Bishops

APPOINTED IN HUNGARY FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT N1 EW ARCHBISHOPS for two of Hungary's three dioceses, and four new bishops, have been appointed by the Vatican, with the......

Fr. Andrew's Far-flung 'parish Of The Air'

FR. AGNELLUS AN DREW. 0.E.M., Britain's "radio priest" who is president of the international Catholic Radio and Television Federation (UNDA), gave an account last week in an......

Liturgy Talks In

4 CANADA , nTTAWA is to be the scene of an international conference on liturgy from June 23 to 26, at which experts from universities and churches across the continent will......

Jailed Priests' Superior Criticises Brazil Bishops

BEFORE leaving Brazil to return to France, Fr. Henri Guillemin, A.A., Provincial Superior of the four Assumptionists imprisoned in Belo Horizonte on charges of subversive......

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Ian Paisley Arrested In Belfast

T HE Northern Irish Prot'estant extremist leaders, the Rev. Ian Paisley and Major Ronald Bunting, were both arrested in Belfast on Wednesday. On Monday at Armagh both had been......

Normality Is Not News, Says Chief Rabbi

QPEAKING at the Religious PO Weekly Press Group's annual lunch in London, the Chief Rabbi, Dr. Immanuel Jakobovits, said the dilemma of the Press was that the exceptional became......

Bishop Declines To Back Parents' Association

C ATHOLIC parents in Newcastle who have been corresponding with Bislhop Cunningham of Hexham and Newcastle seeking his support for an association of parents that would have a......

Priest Building 'bridge' Between Races

FR. WILLIAM DALY, parish priest of St. Mary's, Batley, Yorks, which has a church and school in an. area occupied by increasing numbers of coloured newcomers, has taken the......