31st July 1970

31st July 1970
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Minister's Talks With Abortion Critics

BY A STAFF REPORTER S IR KEITH JOSEPH, Secretary of State for Social Services, was due to meet an all-party deputation from both Houses of Parliament yesterday to discuss the......

When A Priest Must Tell

By a Stall Reporter .1 2t . HIGH COURT judge ruled this week that a priest acting as a marriage guidance counsellor does not have the privilege to refuse to give evidence in......

Multi-faith Studies Urged For British Classrooms

BY A STAFF REPORTER R ELIGIOUS education should have a continuing place in our schools, but although in this country it would be basically Christian, it should not be confined......

Peru Earthquake Damage `almost Unbelievable'

T HE earthquake in Peru on May 31 caused "almost unbelievable damage," said two American geologists on their return from the area. It killed more than 50,000 people and injured......

Full-time Secretary For Unity Commission

BY A STAFF REPORTER F R. RICHARD STEWART, who is on the staff at St. John's Seminary, Wonersh, has been appointed the first full-time secretary of the Ecumenical Commission of......

Ld. Longford Heads Youth

• • inquiry T HE Inner London Education Authority has commissioned a working party under the chairmanship of the Earl of Longford to inquire into youth services and the......

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Hunger Ends Spanish Cathedral Sit-in

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A THREE-DAY sit-in by 500 Spanish workers and their families in Granada Cathedral ended last Friday. They were forced by hunger to give up the......

Barcelona Police Seize Magazine

POLICE have seized 1,000 copies of the magazine Seniit, the organ of the Barcelona diocesan Catholic Action movement, on the grounds that an article on workers' conditions......

Fear Of The Axe On Development Ministry

HE Catholic Institute for International Relations fears that the new Conservative Government may scrap the Ministry for Overseas Development. It says in a statement: "Mr.......

Dublin Call For Marriage Freedom

By a Staff Reporter L OOK ING forward to a united Ireland, the Rev. Dr. S. G. Poyntz, Church of Ireland Vicar of St. Ann's, Dublin, said in a sermon last Sunday that he saw the......

Ulster Catholics `not In Majority Until Year 2011'

W IDESPREAD Protestant fears of being outnumbered in the near future by Catholics in Northern Ireland are discounted in a study by two Queen's University geographers. published......

Guidance On Parish Councils

By a Staff Reporter REPORTS of the practical experience of running or attempting to set up parish pastoral councils will be circulated widely among parish clergy in the next few......

Vatican Denies `hidden Wealth'

REPORTS that the Holy See owns vast hidden wealth in bank deposits and securities were described last week in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano as a "fantastic......

South Africa Arms Sales 'unacceptable To Christians'

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE sale of arms to South Africa would have the "symbolic effect of aligning Britain with racist and repressive regimes of Southern Africa," said......

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= Permanent Partition?

NE of the most thought provoking articles yet written on the "Partition issue" appeared in the Irish TimeA on July 20. It came from the pen of Dr. R. C. Geary for many years......

Focus On Facts & People

Mrs. Williams' real ambition MRS. SHIRLEY. WIL LIAMS, who came seventh in the voting of the Parliamentary Labour Party for membership of the Shadow Cabinet. was appointed......

Avoiding Boredom On Long Holidays

W ITH the long summer holidays upon us and the prospect of bored children looming on the horizon. not to mention fractious mothers, I have found three do-it-yourself ideas —......

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Arms For South = Africa

I N all the talk over arms for South Africa, the • issues are being muddled. There is no doubt ▪ that it would be immoral to supply small arms or helicopters for......

Supping With Devil

2 In his otherwise unsatisfactory speech in the = House of Commons last week, Sir Alec = Douglas-Home constructed a useful polarisation: on the one hand. there are those who......

The Paradox From A Seminary Who Ruled Portugal For So Long

by HUGH KAY HISTORY has rarely known a more complex personality than that of Antonio de Oliveira Salazar of Portugal. To some he was a saviour. to others an oppressor. He......

Politician In The Promised Land

by Norman St. John Stevas "A ND from love's shining circle the gems drop away." So Thomas Moore, the poet, whose words I recalled when news reached me in Rome last week of the......

Reflection

by Canon F. H. Drinkwater "Pluralism" T HE above word is put between quotes, because the present writer is allergic to all these imprecise -ism words. We hear much about the......

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Not Impressed By New Party's Aims For N. Ireland

M ANY English readers of your paper may well be im pressed by Mrs. Joan Tomlin's sturdy promotion last week of her new Alliance party as the one that is going to cure the ills......

Advice In A Naughty World

W OULD you allow me to suggest to any of your readers who receive begging letters from private individuals that they contact immediately the clergy of the district from which......

Christendom And The Cape Route

T HERE is an immediate connection between Mr. Christopher Hollis's article last week on Hilaire Belloc and the admirable letter of Mr. John Braine on South Africa. While the......

Defending The New

RITE OF MASS I FEEL pressed to reply to Jerome Burrough on his "objections to the New Mass Rite" (July 24). I will deal with his opinions one by one. 1 -1 do not think that......

Religious Orders' Vow Of Obedience

R. ST. JOHN-STEVAS is at it again! In May he was telling us that children of mixed marriages should go to church with dad one Sunday and with mum the next. I thought then that......

Muddled Thinking On Holy Land

I WAS profoundly depressed - 1 by Douglas Brown's article of July 17, "An Israel where God and history meet," which ,epitomised so much of the loose thinking about the Holy Land......

Understatement Of Year On Strength Of Old Catholics

IN his article last week on infallibility Dom Peter Flood states regarding the Old Catholics: "Today this group hardly exists". This must surely be the understatement of the......

'second Class' -citizens

F OR how long is the fantastic term "second-class citizen" (July 17) to be bandied about in the cause of female mil itaney? Perhaps Fr. Symon, or a reader will define who are......

Question And

ANSWER Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Criticism and Charity Question--Can you suggest any guidelines for de• tiding what conversation b charitable and what is not My problem is......

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The Maligned But Mighty 'representative' To Whom All Of...

by Fr. JEAN CHARLES-ROUX, I.C. The SileUce of Pius XII by Carlo Falconi (Faber & Faber 70s.) T HAT Gullivers should appear to Lilliputians as a land and not as a man, is a......

Clutch Of Catholicism Good And Bad

THERE was a clutch of Catholicism on the Independent channel last weekend, and I wondered how it would affect your average stick to the commercial viewer bearing in mind that T......

When A White Man Suddenly Turns Black

by Freda Bruce Lockhart FRANCO-AMERICAN production on an Italian theme. an American Negro fable about a white man who turns black, a Western about white men's conquest of Inca......

Theology Today By Dom Peter Flood, O.s.b.

A Theology of History by Hans Urs von Balthasar (Sheed & . Ward Facet Books 8s.) ' This booklet vvould read more freely without the Introduction told notes; there are four......

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`hard Work Is Needed Now' In Unity Movement

BY A STAFF REPORTER CHIEVEMENTS and difficulties of the ecu menical commissions in all land and Wales formed the main day of a conference last week at dioceses in Engtopic on......

Kidnap Of Dipl Omats `barbaric'

T HE kidnapping of diplomats is a "crime of barbaric dimensions" even when carried out to draw attention to unjust and oppressive g overnments, said the Osservatore Romano last......

Multi-faith

Althou g h believin g that worship within the context of a particular faith should still have its place within our schools, the si g natories believe that there are g ood......

Vatican Restoring Relations With Yugoslavia

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE Vatican and Yugoslavia are to restore full diplomatic relations. The Apostolic Delegation in Belgrade will be raised to Ambassadorial......

Greater Awareness Is Aim Of Link Society

by F. C. Price O VER the past few months members of the Link Society have been hard at work redecorating and refurbishing their headquarters in Eltoft Street, just off......

Church Tensions `inevitable ' A Rch Bishop Roberts. Si.....

that the way in which the birth control controversy had been handled by the Church has caused some Catholics to question the institution of the Church itself. On the whole.......