31st July 1992

31st July 1992
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Catholics Urged To Opt Out In Key White Paper

by Murray White CATHOLIC schools in England and Wales are being urged in a major new Government Paper to opt out of local authority control and end the increasingly crippling......

Vatican Set For Battle Over Gay Rights In Church

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome VATICAN observers predict that the controversial letter on homosexuality which the Congregation of the Faith sent to America's 300 bishops and which......

Worlock Recovers

by Timothy Elphick ARCHBISHOP Derek Worlock of Liverpool was recovering this week after a three-hour operation to remove his left lung in the city's Broadgreen Hospital.......

New Style Pilgrim

SANTIAGO de Compostela, the Spanish pilgrimage town, received a visit from the leader of one of the world's last Communist states this week. Fidel Castro of Cuba visited the......

Birmingham School Awarded £100,000

A CATHOLIC primary school in Birmingham, has been awarded £100,000 for its achievements in education and literacy. St Clare's school, in Handsworth, was honoured for its......

Feminist Takeover Ludicrous

by Cristina Odone CLAIMS that radical feminists are infiltrating the Catholic hierarchy have been hotly denied by members of the Catholic hierarchy and women's groups. A hook......

Mock Weddings Banned In France

SNAP-HAPPY Japanese tourists on honeymoon in the French countryside have been told their penchant for mock wedding ceremonies in medieval village churches must stop. Yielding to......

All In The Family: Jack Dominian On The Ideal Catholic

marriage, page 5, and Lord Longford on the great Catholic families of England, page 6 GREAT BALLS OF FIRE: Angus Macdonald interviews controversial theologian SCOTS' GENEROUS......

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Arab Patriarch Warns Of Holy Land Ghost Towns

. by Timothy Elphick THE exodus of Arab Christians from the Holy Land, fuelled by the rumbling threat of war in the Middle East and the regions political instability, is......

Man Arrested For Murder Of Missionary

A MAN has been arrested in the Philippines after returning home from a pilgrimage to the Muslim city of Mecca for the murder of an Italian missionary earlier this year.......

Irish 'abortion Crisis' Trial Begins In Dublin Courtroom

AN IRISH man charged with the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl whose pregnancy was at the centre of the republic's abortion crisis earlier this year appeared before Dublin......

Protection Sought For Refugees

REFUGEES from fighting in Bosnia-Herzogovina who have been unable to find sanctuary away from Serbian artillery fire need "urgent action" from the international community to......

Pope Says Olympic Ideals On Track For A Just World

POPE John Paul II this week asked athletes taking part in the Barcelona Olympics to promote the ancient sporting ideals of personal excellence, teamwork and friendship among......

Cardinal Defends Multi Million Pound Cathedral

NICARAGUA's Cardinal Miguel Obando this week defended the construction of a new multimillion pound cathedral in the capital city after appealing for overseas aid to keep his......

Cartoon Mischief

CARTOON sailor-strongman Popeye and his wily wife Olive Oyl have bitten off more than they CH 11 chew and become enmeshed in a political row over abortion in America. The......

Church Stands Firm

WESTERN Church leaders must demonstrate their support for the Church in Malawi as it struggles for the right to "freedom of speech. justice and integrity in public life",......

News In Brief

Dismissal over girl THE Church in Germany this week suspended a priest who publicly condemned celibacy after admitting to living with his girlfriend. The Mainz Archdiocese said......

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Church Aids Victims Of Child Abuse

by Cristina Odone IN THE wake of the three Catholic priests who sought counselling at a Birmingham clinic for child abuse sex offenders, a Catholic group announced this week it......

Bishop Sees Positive Signals In Refugee Plight

by Murray White THERE are positive signs that the Government will compromise plans to clamp down on refugees entering Britain, Church leaders said this week. An ecumenical......

Sunday Races Get A Blessing

by Lucy Lethbridge THE Catholic Church in Doncaster gave its blessing to the race-course first racing Sunday. Fr Donal Bambury, a local parish priest, conducted a short service......

Financial Woes Continue At Liverpool's Irish Centre

THE FUTURE of Liverpool's Irish Centre looks doubtful as the club was placed in receivership by the Allied Irish Bank last week. The move would save 35 jobs at present under......

Inter-faith Boost For Inner Cities

INTER-faith organisations are to get Government funding of almost £2.5 million to bring relief to inner city areas, it has been announced. A new combined churches body, the......

St Paul's Virgers To Shed Habits

V1RGERS at St Paul's Cathedral have been asked to shed their cassocks and take on the uniform of the tourist guide. As part of a streamlining of cathedral management, the 15......

Bishops' Diaries

MANY of the bishops take their annual holidays during August, including Bishops Joseph Gray of Shrewsbury and Leo McCartie of Northampton. Bishop Crispian Hollis travels to the......

C'oming Soon

AN exhibition of 1920s arts and crafts including work by Eric Gill, Edward Johnston, Ethel Mairet and Hilary Pepler opens on August 1 in the Sussex village of Ditchling. The......

News In Brief

CAFOD fun day MORE THAN a thousand people attended the fourth annual CAFOD Funday Sunday held last week in the Mill Hill Missionaries grounds at Burn Hall, near Durham. Opening......

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Be Fair And • Just To All

THE LETTER from the Congregation of the Faith last week curtailing the right of homosexuals to practice certain professions has already stirred controversy within the Catholic......

'here I Am': A Case Aids: We Must Protect Of Mistaken...

AS ONE of the critics who has studied Here I Am, I feel I must respond to your leading article (Catholic Herald. July 17). First of all it does not consist of "1500-plus......

Learning The Abcs Of Economics

JOHN BATTLE MP THE Parliament and Industry Trust is what my children describe as a "YTS scheme" for MPs. During the recess MPs can take a placement in industry, agriculture or......

Grant

maintained can be best IN THE Catholic Church authority rests with the diocesan bishop and with Rome. Bishop David Konstant of Leeds, in his interview (Catholic Herald......

Herald History

I ENJOYED Dr McDonnell's article on the Catholic press (Catholic Herald. July 17) but I cannot resist answering one or two of his points. He said: "It is unlikely that the......

Whither, C Of E?

DOES your cartoonist, Mr John Ryan (Catholic Herald, July 17) really think that there will be a Church of England in 2092? Fra Anthony Furness (Viscount Furness) Martigny,......

Project Not Made In The Usa

THANK you for your substantial and generally accurate coverage of the Parish Project (Catholic Herald, July 17). May I, however, take issue with the third paragraph, which may......

Help Me Make Him Believe

CAN any of you help me with the age old problem of evil? I want to help a lapsed Catholic who can no longer follow a God who will not grant rain to the drought-ridden areas of......

Will `1('

please come forth WE were surprised to read the letter of K Wingrave (Catholic Herald, July 17) whose address is given as "Ludlow, Salop". This person does not appear in the......

No More Gambling?

THE Methodist Conference in Newcastle (Catholic Herald, July 17) made a decision to relax the rules forbidding all forms of gambling on Methodist premises. I would like to point......

Defend Religious Slots Before It's Too Late!

I WOULD be grateful for the opportunity to draw to the attention of your readers the dangers which now face the much appreciated ITV and BBC Sunday evening religious slots. From......

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Marriage Means Never Giving Up On Each Other, Writes Jack...

The domestic Church that should flourish within a marriage IN THIS article I have been asked to consider what would constitute an ideal Christian marriage set against a......

Great Fireball

in the sky Angus Macdonald assesses Creation Spirituality, the movement founded by US theologian Matthew Fox A HUSH fell across the audience as the guest speaker was......

Scottish Catholics Have Plenty To Cheer, Writes John...

only a century old, but so vibrant... European Viewpoint IN four weeks'time 500 delegates will gather at Stirling University for a weekend conference titled - The Challenge of......

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Summoned By The Peal Of Bells

Islington Chapels by Philip Temple (Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, £9.95) Hugh Mercer WHY, I asked myself, is there no mention of St Andrew's, that......

To The Catholic Manor Born

The Catholic Families by Mark Bence-Jones (Constable, £19.95) THE author of this meticulously researched book uses the phrase "Catholic families" in a special way. He is not......

Stories Of Hope And Healing

PAPERBACK ROUND-UP Mure Stories That Heal by Fr Michael Buckley (Daybreak £5.95). Fr Buckley's second collection of stories of healing and hope, taken from his popular BBC......

Unorthodox Beliefs

Daily Readings with C S Lewis edited by Walter Hooper (Fount, £4.99) Sian Bronock THIS is a collection of short extracts taken from several of the theological works of C S......

Tapestry Of Jesus' World

The Great Angel by Margaret Barker (SPCK, £15) James Campbell SJ A FASCINATING and relatively recent area of interest for Christianity has been the unveiling of the......

An Insight Into A Gospel Writer's Mind

John: Evangelist of the Covenant People by John Pryor (Darton, Longman and Todd £14.95) Maurice Nassan THE book is clearly the result of a deep study of John's Gospel. It opens......

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Crucibles And Horoscopes

There is a fine line between religion and superstition for those looking to the stars, Alison Mackay reports WE MAKE the sign of the cross, our fingers dipped in holy water, as......

Murray White Visits The Hospital In North Yorkshire Where...

Brothers of St John of God bring a human touch to caring for the sick Brothers' hospitality in the Dales "MIND that step, won't you? We'll take the lift...you don't mind......

Heavenly Voices At The Scrubs

Unsung Saints FOR THE last 20 years prisoners at Wormwood Scrubs have been able w lighten up their bleak existence by listening, on a Sunday, to the celestial strains of the......

Competition

Reminding all young wouldbe-reporters, aged 20 or younger, that your chance to enter the Catholic Herald's 'Competition for Young Journalists' is NOW! Send us an 800-word piece......

In 1542, St. John Of God Cared For The Old, The Sick And...

In 1992, very little has changed. John of God was above all a man of prayer. whose life was centred on Christ, and his faith made him sensitive to the sufferings of others,......

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Foot Soldiers Of The Faith

WINDOW ON THE ARTS by Timothy Elphick IN A small piazza behind the lichen-covered cathedral of Spain's "pilgrimage city" a sundarkened man with a Hercule Poirot moustache gave......

A Dilemma For Our Times

BROADCAST NEWS by Joanna Moorhead IF only we had known, we say of the Holocaust. If only we had known, back in the 1930s, what Hitler was doing, and what he planned to do, to......

Laying Down Good Wine For The Life To Come

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Ecclesiates 1, 2; 2, 21-23 Colossians 3, 1-5 9-11 Luke 12, 13-21 TODAY's readings centre around the Gospel text. Jesus tells us the......

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These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things!

John Badham, headmaster of Moor Park School, Shropshire, on a mission of mercy to a Ukrainian orphanage THE lorry from Fransens arrived two days before the end of term. It was......

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Re-directed On The Road To Damascus

Ronald Rolheiser A COUPLE of years ago, a group of Christians who are very involved with justice issues in the Third World wrote a short booklet inviting Christians in the......

Peter Hebblethwaite

AN English Jesuit was giving a retreat in Peru for the clergy of the diocese. It took place in the seminary. formidably defended by a high wall. After lunch every day, hordes of......

Little Hope Of A Dispensation

round to his seminarians. Perhaps this is the best possible defence against breaches of celibacy: to have bad breath from smoking. The same Rector, despite making some very......

Perot: The Non-party Politico

Letter from America TWO WEEKS after Ross Perot resigned from running for the US Presidency the pundits are still pondering his impact, if any. One thing not mentionned so far......