3rd April 1992

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Pope Softens Line On Divorced Catholics' Plight

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome FOR the second time in a month, Pope John Paul has suggested that the church should soften its pastoral approach to divorcees, saying they need......

Bishops Deny Sidelining Abortion Issue

by Timothy Elphick THE bishops of England and Wales this week sought to clarify their election concerns in the wake of criticism from pro-life groups that they had sidelined......

New Editor Appointed

CRISTINA ODONE (right), a 31-year-old Washington-based Catholic journalist, has been appointed the new editor of the Catholic Herald. She takes over from Peter Stanford, whose......

Prague Problems Confront Ratzinger

AHEAD of a Palm Sunday deadline for clandestinely ordained priests in Czechoslovakia to register with the authorities, Rome this week sent its most senior troubleshooter to help......

Papal Chapel Restored By Ham Company

by our Rome correspondent THE Vatican has finally succumbed to the appeal of modern sponsorship, signing a contract for the restoration of the Sancta Sanctorum Chapel in......

Papal Praise For Schools

by Murray White THE principal goal of the Catholic school is to hand on the faith. the Pope has told bishops from the north of England on a visit to Rome last week. He......

Priesthood Document Expected

by Joanna Moorhead A NEW encyclical stressing the importance of on-going formation for the church's 401,930 priests a ri >Lind the world is expected from Rome within the next......

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Archbishop Warns Of 'double Tragedy' In Iraq

by Dee Sullivan ORDINARY Iraqis arc suffering a "double tragedy" caused by international sanctions against their country. an Iraqi church leader told Christian Aid's programme......

Uncrowned Saint Pulls The Crowds

Letter from El Salvador THROUGHOUT the whole of El Salvador cities and countryside came alive last week with cries of "Monsenor Romero presente", as upwards of 30,000......

Woman Sues Vatican Bank For Sex Bias

A WOMAN employee is suing the Vatican Bank for the return of her job, alleging she was forced to resign from her post when she married. Stefania Graziosi, a 28-yearold clerk,......

Row Over 'heretical' Cross Splits Indian Church

MOVES to replace the crucifix with a cross some consider heretical in churches across the southern Indian state of Kerala has split the church in the region. "There is nothing......

Ecumenism Boost As Pope Meets Methodists

ECUMENICAL progress was renewed in the Vatican this week, as leaders of the world-wide Methodist communion met the Pope for talks on future relations between the two churches.......

Priests Tackle Aids In Clergy Ranks

PRIESTS and senior religious gathered this week in the United States to thrash out ways of dealing compassionately and pragmatically with the presence of HIV and AIDS in their......

News In Brief

Sharing creation CARDINAL Basil Hume, speaking at Maynooth in Ireland at the annual lecture of the Irish overseas aid charity Trocaire, called this week for greater commitment......

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`persuade' Unionists Daly Urges Massgoers

by Angus Macdonald THE real "unfinished business" in Northern Ireland is to persuade nearly a million Unionists and Protestants that their best longterm future lies in a united......

Women In Gospels Drama

A TV producer whose dramatisation of the gospels has been attacked because it gives women the chance to speak the words of Christ has defended his programme, saying it gives a......

Cardinal Backs Moslem Schools

by Murray White SERIOUS thought should be given to calls by Moslems for their own schools, Cardinal Hume told headteachers conference at the weekend. Coinciding with a call by......

Church Opens Its Doors As Day Centre For Homeless

by Murray White A FORMER church which has been disused for the past eight years is to get a new lease of life as a day centre for Sheffield's homeless people. The St Wilfred's......

News In Brief

Green Festival CATHOLICS in Leicester are to take part in a multi-faith environment festival in an attempt to put spirituality into green campaigning. Fr Frank McLaughlin of......

Bishops' Diaries

NEXT week sees several of the bishops attending days of recollection for specific groups of people. Bishop Crispian Hollis of Portsmouth will be at one for members of the......

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A High Street Major

DESMOND ALBROW EVEN the more poetic Irish look as though they are succumbing to a prosaic English tradition of government. They have a President called Mary Robinson and a......

Catholics Vote?

IN the guidance given by the bishops to voters in the forthcoming General Election there is no meaningful support for the right to life or in fact for the disabled and the......

When Your Article "singing In The Rain At An Open

Air Monastery" appeared in the Catholic Herald at Christmas, the work on our roof was just beginning. The months since then have been hard (we had cloister roof stripped during......

1 Am Glad That Fr Michael Kileen (march 27) Accepts

the logic of my letter of March 13 that if a priest is going to fulfill his life of prayer he has got to get up there is time for prayer between 5am and Sam. I only questions......

Non-issues And Using Our Votes For The Future

THE bishops have stood back from party political positions during this election campaign and it is therefore only appropriate that a Catholic newspaper should follow their lead.......

A Pastoral Pope

MARRIAGE is for life. No-one who walks up the aisle to make their vows takes them lightly. They want to believe they are true and that it will be a case of happy ever after. The......

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Thirsting For An End To Suffering

In his Lenten series on the seven last words of Christ, Rayner Torkington reflects on "I am thirsty" WHEN I was a student I read a horrendous story that kept me awake for......

Mervyn Stockwood, Retired Anglican Bishop Of Southwark,...

the Anglican primate of Ireland on the origins of his country's troubles `Sir, I would that my son should learn history' "SIR, I would that my son should learn a little......

In The Footsteps Of A Philanthropist

THE year was 184 7 ; an epidemic of typhus raged through the squalid, crowded slums which housed Liverpool's poorest citizens. One Catholic priest made 43 sick calls in one day......

Mr Major's Minor Misapprehensions

Anthea Dove looks at the reality of homelessness, and the quiet generosity of those who relieve it. IT would be wonderful, I often think, if my very first thoughts on waking in......

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Globe-trotting Dancer With A Papal Rosary

Blood Money by Martha Graham (Macmillan, £20) John Moynihan THE title of this autobiography by one of the most powerful and influential legends in the world of dance might have......

Bible That Includes All

Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version (Oxford University Press/Catholic Truth Society, £13.95) Henry Wansbrough OSB THE New Revised Standard Version of the Bible was......

Bookery Nook The Best Of Religious Titles

BOOKERY NOOK continues to thrive thanks to your interest. We are fast heading for 4,000 new books ordered and distributed in 18 months, and countless timeless classics matched......

Glimpsing Jesus' Face

The Historical Jesus by John Dominic Crossan (T&T Clark. £16.95) Sr Miriam ODC FEW today would deny that Jesus of Nazareth is an historical person, who lived in Palestine......

Encyclopedia Competition Question Five

Question five in our Lenten competition (run in association with James Clarke and Co) to win four sets of the recently published two-volume Encyclopedia of the Early Church,......

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A Meeting Of Cultures In A World That Was Never 'new'

As countries of Europe and the Americas gear up to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus, Clare Dixon explores his real legacy for the nations of the Caribbean. THIS year......

Premature Celebrations

HAITI IN FEBRUARY last year Port-auPrince, the decrepit capital of the most impoverished country of the western hemisphere, put out the bunting and painted its streets blue and......

Cuba Survives Communism's Collapse

CUBA "MISTER IMPERIALIST we are not in the least afraid of you!" is the message which leaps out from a huge colourful billboard on the Havana sea-front. The......

St Dominic's Legacy?

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MONKS of the Order of St Dominic who accompanied the Spanish conquistadors to the island of La Espanola bequeathed the name of their founder to the capital......

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Galleries By Leigh Hatts 11 . S A Pit) You 11,1%k: To

he dead for at least 20 years before being honoured with a blue plaque. Cartoonist Sir David Low would have loved the ceremony surrounding the unveiling of the blue marker on......

Is To Meet Him Face To Face

SCR I PT1 NOTEBOOK b■ Fr John NN . ijogaards Isaiah 43: 16-21 Philippians 3: 8-14 John 8: 1-11 OFTEN, when we read scripture, we miss its deeper meaning because we gloss over......

All In A Good Cause But Without A Knock-out Blow

BROADCAST NEWS by Deborah Thomas I WAS in a service station on the M6 on Friday night where a sign said that the catering staff and management were taking part in Trading......

A Shavian Break From Hot Musicals

THEATRE Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London AT last, those of us who are sick to death of the spectacular musicals which have flooded......

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The Hangover Of The Century

Brendan Walsh THE hand is un‘ready; several passages are hear d∎ overlaid with corrections; even the title page betrays second thoughts, Memoirs of Ivo Linden-Kelly being......

Reshaping Dreams With Gentleness

WE are, among other things, a church which is grieving. That insight, that we are suffering in this particular way is, I believe, very important and needs to be understood. We......

God Help You And God Love You, For You'll Need Both:...

Sr Peter's Catholic Community Shoreham-by-Sea West Sussex Dear Rachel, I've changed your name and I shan't reveal your northern city (one of my favourites) but 1 am grateful......