31st January 1992

31st January 1992
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Aids Threat To The World's Children

by Timothy EIphick AIDS will be second only to diarrhoea next year as the world's number one child killer, overtaking such potentially fatal diseases as measles and malaria,......

Rome Priest Slams Benetton's Poster

by our Rome correspondent BENETTON, the Italian clothing company at the centre of a storm in Britain because of its advertising methods, is now facing opposition from church......

Follow Fisher, New Bishop Urged

CARDINAL Basil Hume urged Bishop Vincent Nichols to take St John Fisher as his model at his episcopal ordination in Westminster Cathedral this week, praising the saint as a......

Second Fine For Monks

A FARM owned by the Benedictine monks of Ampleforth Abbey in north Yorkshire has been fined for the second time in 18 months for causing pollution. The farm, which supplies......

Mixed Fortunes For Ecumenism As Rome Celebrates Unity...

'visions grow as Protestants miss papal unity mass by Viviane Hewitt in Rome UNITY WEEK in Rome brought a major snub to Pope John Paul H from Lutherans and Baptists, but......

Boost To Sunday Lobby

by Joanna Moorhead KEEP Sunday Special campaigners were this week celebrating a double victory an overwhelming vote in favour of a parliamentary bill on Sunday trading, and a......

Rescue Centres For Drug Users Urged By Glasgow Priest

RESCUE centres for drug addicts in Glasgow are urgently needed to stop the death toll of users rising each week, a Catholic priest in the city said this week. Fr William......

Imam

BISHOP ON MARGINS: Bishop Patrick Kalilombe on why the English church has overlooked him, page 5 FR TOM'S TURMOIL: Greg Watts talks to a gay priest about his ministry, page 5......

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Church Lead For Peace

CATHOLICS and Orthodox in the newly independent state of Croatia share a ""common responsibility" for the fate of Christianity, representatives of the two churches declared this......

Ring My Bell, Pope Says

THE United States is to ring to the sound of the Pope quite literally. Callers to a new dial-the-Pope telephone service will be able soon to hear Jolui Paul deliver a daily......

New Head In Rome

POPE John Paul II this week named Spanish Cardinal Antonio Maria Javierre Ortas, a Vatican official and academic of long standing, to head the Congregation for Divine Worship......

Euro Christian Deal Set-back

by Timothy Elphick BRITISH Conservatives now seem unlikely to join forces with the second largest group in the Euro-Parliament before the forthcoming UK election. Hopes that a......

News In Brief

Fox sent to ground CONTROVERSIAL "creation" theologian Fr Matthew Fox, whose belief in the earth as a basis of spirituality has prompted Vatican investigations into his......

Cuba Lashes Out At Papal 'insults'

CUBA lashed out against the Vatican this week, accusing the Pope of joining in a "chorus of infamy" following the communist country's execution of a political exile. Cuba's......

Courts Come Down Hard On Priest Slayers

TWO Salvadoran army officers convicted of the killings of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter, have been given prison sentences of 30 years for their part in......

German Priest Faces Sack

GERMANY's Catholic bishops this week confirmed a ban on a liberal theologian and best-selling writer, Fr Eugen Drewermann, questioning whether he should be allowed to function......

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Parents In School Battle Scent Success

By Joanna Moorhead PARENTS battling to defend their right to send their children to a Catholic school believe they are on the. verge of success. A delegation representing the......

These Boots Were Made For Walking...colin Jones, Above,...

vicar, with a map of the 500-mile route he plans to follow on a hike which rvill take him through Spain to Santiago de Compostela in April. Mr Jones, who kiss year abseiled......

News In Brief

Order in crisis talks REDEMPTORISTS from around the world have held a crisis meeting in London to discuss the decline in their numbers. The meeting, which included priests from......

Irish Priests Plan Mass Get-together

A MASS reunion of Irish priests working in Britain is being planned for this spring. Priests who trained at six Irish seminaries All Hallows in Dublin, St Patrick's in Thurles,......

Catholics Urged To Flood Pm With Protest Letters

by Angus Macdonald SCOTTISH Catholics are being urged to flood the Prime Minister with letters protesting at the recent "death sentence" pronounced on the Ravenscraig steel......

Gays Clash On School Leaflets

TWO Catholic groups have clashed in their response to the leafleting of a church school by the gay rights organisation OutRage! last week. Members of OutRage! the gay rights......

Cardinal To Preside At Inaugural Unity Meeting

CHRISTIANS of many denominations and from all parts of the British Isles will meet at the end of February for the first full assembly of the Council of Churches for Britain and......

Jesuit To Teach At Top Anglican College

A LEADING Anglican theological college has appointed a Jesuit scholar to its teaching staff. Westcott House in Cambridge known as "the bishops' college" because of its......

Social Justice On Agenda

CHRISTIANS from all parts of Yorkshire are to gather in Leeds to explore the role of social action in today's world. The event, which is being organised as part of the current......

Bishops' Diaries

CELEBRATING masses for particular groups is always part of a bishop's remit. This week sees Bishop John Crowley, auxiliary in Westminster, saying mass at Wormwood Scrubs prison......

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Recovering The Unity Initiative

ANOTHER Christian Unity Week is over and it is surely time to face the fact that we're getting nowhere very fast. The dreams of a reunited Christendom seem, if anything, further......

At The Whim Of The Market

JOHN BATTLE MP LAST week in Bramley Ward in my constituency of Leeds West we had a public meeting to explore support for setting up a credit union. It's much needed.......

What's So Specia About Our Sundays?

WHILST I am not sure as to whether Fr John Owen (January 24) believes that Sunday should be the same as any other day or not, I am positive that he is selective in his quotes......

Ladies Who Lunch In Search Of Winners

IN the past your readers have been very helpful to us in the selection of the Catholic Women of the Year. The committee chooses four women from all walks of life not only the......

Mrs Manning Makes For A Powerful Cardinal

MAY I say how much I enjoyed and appreciated your leader (January 3) on Cardinal Manning, and Fr Rafferty's article. Such coverage goes a good way to remedy the obscurity which......

Direct Dial

GERARD Noel (January 17) mentions the book by Fr Robert O'Neil about Cameroon and gives the telephone number on which the book can be ordered. Unfortunately the number given is......

The Darker Sides Of Opus Dei's Work

YOUR correspondent (January 24) inquires what is Opus Dci? Having lost my son to the recruitment methods of Opus Dci, I have liscovered what Opus Dci does, and what it does not......

Worse Than Adultery

NICHOLAS Coote (January 24) is of course quite correct in drawing attention to the distinction between the position that the church takes that homosexual attraction is......

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The Exile Of Britain's Marginalised Bishop

A new book from the Catholic Association for Racial Justice says that black Catholics in Britain live on the margins of the church. Angus Macdonald talks to one of the......

Why I Dare Not Speak My Name

In the third of his reports on issues in the priesthood, Greg Watts talks to a gay Catholic cleric about the strains his sexual identity places on his ministry in a busy city......

Sarah Stewart Reports On An Island Living In Fear As The...

Haiti mourns its priest-president FOUR months after the military coup which toppled Haiti's first democratically elected government, there seems to be no solution to the......

B&i Announces The Lowest

Be:I are giving away free tickets to Ireland for you, your family and the car. Just buy one of our lantastic value 'Daylight Savers' return fares from just L120 fi)r a car and......

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Of Saints And Second Thoughts

Me and M. God Fr Vladimir Feltzmarm AN essential point to grasp about Fr Vladimir Felzmann who, just in case you haven't heard yet, recently plunged feet-first into a......

New Poetry For Today

Grandchildren of Albion: An Illustrated Anthology of Voices and Visions of Younger Poets in Britain edited by Michael Horovitz (New Departures £9.99) Bryony Edmunds "IT'S now......

Footstool On Waugh's Climb To Fame

Rossetti by Evelyn Waugh (Methuen, £15.99) John Moynihan EVELYN Waugh's first book, a critical biography of the PreRaphaelite artist and poet. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, earned......

The Ebb And Flow Of Passion In Venice

A Venetian Theory of Heaven by William Riviere (Hodder & Stoughton £14.99) Sarah Saekville-West FRANCESCA Ziani lodges with her cousin Amadea Lezze, a rich sophisticated......

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An Ancient Saint For A Modern Problem

People with AIDS don't have a patron saint of their own, but there are moves afoot to appoint a 16th century Jesuit who cared for plague victims and died for his trouble.......

Is Romania Set To Become Another Yugoslavia?

Two years after the fall of the Ceausescus, Christians are still facing obstacles to freedom of worship and are fighting amongst themselves. Janice Broun reports from......

What Gift For A Granny-to-be?

Anthea Dove rediscovers a sense of wonder in pondering a new arrival... THE grandmother I knew best and loved the most we called Granny. She always wore black with a tiny frill......

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Walking Back To Happiness?

BROADCAST NEWS In Deborah Thomas ONE is not accustomed to expecting great things of Australian television, so to read that a series was acclaimed by the critics Down Under as......

Leafing Through Time's Pages

WINDOWS ON THE SOUL by Timothy Elphick NOT even the Antiques Roadshow can claim such a success a medieval Book of Hours, one of only a handful like it, its whereabouts unknown......

It Takes The Eyes Of Faith To Recognise Christ's Presence

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Malachi 3: 1-4 Hebrews 2: 14-18 Luke 2: 22-40 ON this feast of the Presentation of the Lord the focus is on Jesus Christ. He has conic......

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Pharisees That Lurk In Us All

Ronald Rolheiser TODAY a new kind of pharisaism stalks the land. It takes different forms, but, in the end, manifests itself in essentially the same way, namely in the......

The Fabulous Benson Boys

Brendan Walsh HOW about this for a good story? A ferociously energetic schoolteacher from Birmingham, of strong and simple faith, rises through the Church of England to become......

An Ancient Welsh Shrine With A Right Royal Tradition

THOUGHTS FROM A WELSH PARISH St Robert's Presbytery Coronation Street Aberkenfig Mid Glamorgan IT was of great interest to read in the Catholic Herald of January 17 of the......