3rd February 2012

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Crackdown On Pro-life Group Is ‘stalinist’, Says...

BY MADELEINE TEAHAN A LEADING barrister has said that a decision by a student union in London to restrict discussions on abortion is “Stalinist” and “illegal”. The......

Ex-footballer Is Studying For Priesthood

A FORMER Manchester United footballer is training to become a priest. Phil Mulryne, once a teammate of Ryan Giggs and David Beckham, has enrolled at the Pontifical Irish......

Rome Picks Liverpool For Project During Lent

BY STAFF REPORTER THE ARCHDIOCESE of Liverpool has announced that it will launch a major evangelisation drive in Lent along with 11 other metropolitan dioceses in Europe. The......

Irish Bishop Is Investigated For ‘inciting Hatred’...

BY ED WEST THE BISHOP of Raphoe is being investigated by the Irish Director of Public Prosecutions over a homily about secularism. The Gardai forwarded a file to the DPPafter......

Bishops: Write To Mps On Same-sex Marriage

BY STAFF REPORTER ARCHBISHOP Peter Smith of Southwark has said that the bishops’ conference is planning to issue leaflets informing Catholics of forthcoming same-sex marriage......

Dove Seeks Refuge In Papal Apartments

BY STAFF REPORTER POPE BENEDICT XVI exclaimed “Mamma mia!” on Sunday as a dove he and two Italian schoolchildren had tried to release out of a window flew back over his......

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Harry Coen

Charismatic editor who steered The Catholic Herald through one of the liveliest periods of its history HARRY COEN , one of the most charismatic figures in the history of The......

Bishops’ Agency Backs Lords Over Welfare Reform

BY ED WEST CARITAS Social Action Network (CSAN) has welcomed the House of Lords amendment excluding child benefit from the proposed household benefit cap of £26,000. The......

Benedictines To Auction Off â£100,000 Worth Of Treasures

ABOUT £100,000 worth of treasures from St Augustine’s Abbey in Kent are to be sold at auction next week. The objects being put up for sale include church plate, chalices –......

Pro-lifers Reject Counselling Move

PRO - LIFE group SPUC has expressed concern about fresh restrictions being placed on pro-life counsellors under new Department of Health guidelines. Last month it was announced......

Teammate Says He Was Shocked At Life Change

BY ED WEST Continued from Page 1: During his time as a footballer Mr Mulryne dated a model, Nicola Chapman, and was once sent home from the Northern Ireland squad in 2005 after......

Bishop: All Anglicans Can Join Ordinariate

BY STAFF REPORTER A BISHOP has confirmed that former Anglicans who were received into the Catholic Church years ago can join the personal ordinariate created by Benedict XVI......

Irish Abuse Victim To Address World’s Bishops In Rome

BY MADELEINE TEAHAN AN IRISHWOMAN who was abused by a hospital chaplain in the 1960s will tell bishops meeting in Rome next week that the Church’s mishandling of the abuse......

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Irish Party Debates Screening Civil Servants ‘loyal To...

BY ED WEST THE IRISH Labour Party is to debate a motion demanding that civil servants dealing with the Church should be “screened” to ensure they do not show......

Archbishop Hails ‘pilgrim College’ On Anniversary

BY MADELEINE TEAHAN THE ARCHBISHOP of Westminster has described the Venerable English College in Rome as a “pilgrim college”. During a homily at a Mass marking the 650th......

Cafod Celebrates 50 Years With Mass At Westminster Cathedral

THE CATHOLIC Agency for Overseas Development (Cafod) celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday with Mass at Westminster Cathedral. Archbishop Vincent Nichols and Auxiliary......

Worshippers Put Off By Cathedral Parking Charges

BY ED WEST NOTTINGHAM ’ S Catholic Cathedral has lost 100 parishioners a week and is losing almost £2,000 a month in donations after the city council introduced parking......

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Claims Put Pressure On Cardinal Bertone

VATICAN NOTEBOOK Edward Pentin he Vatican, like much of Italy, is sadly no stranger to nepotism and cronyism. So revelations last week that a former senior Vatican official......

Up To 35,000 Nigerians Flee Their Homes After Violence

UP TO 35,000 people have fled from the north of Nigeria following ongoing attacks by Boko Haram. The extremist Islamist group carried out attacks in Kano city, Borno state,......

Official Hails Arrest Of Ex-dictator

THE DECISION of a judge to order the arrest of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt, accused of genocide and crimes against humanity, is a good precedent to remove the......

Canada To Host Synod

CANADA is to host the Synod of Ukrainian Catholic bishops to mark 100 years since the arrival of the country’s first Ukrainian Catholic bishop. Blessed Bishop Nykyta Budka......

Officials Meet Palestinians

VATICAN officials and the Palestine Liberation Organisation representatives met this week to discuss a formal agreement regulating the presence of the Catholic Church in the......

Vatican Signs Global Crime Treaties

THE VATICAN has signed three international treaties supporting the fight against the illegal drug trade, financing terrorism and organised crime. Archbishop Dominique Mamberti,......

Council: Euthanasia Must Be Prohibited

BY SIMON CALDWELL THE COUNCIL of Europe has ruled that euthanasia and assisted suicide should be banned in every country across the continent. In a declaration that will have......

Pope Says Faithful Must Recover Zeal Of Early Church

BY CAROL GLATZ EVANGELISATION must never be a marginal concern for the Church, Pope Benedict XVI has said. The Pope said in his message for World Mission Sunday that from......

Bishop Asks Priests To Be Merciful Confessors

BY CAROL GLATZ PRIESTS hearing Confessions need to replace any negative or aggressive attitudes with meekness and mercy toward the penitent, a Vatican expert on Confession has......

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Vatican Rejects Accusations Of Financial Corruption

BY FRANCIS X ROCCA THE VATICAN ’ S spokesman has downplayed references to “corruption” in a letter apparently sent to Pope Benedict XVI by a Vatican official who is now......

Bishop: Sebelius Says ‘to Hell With You, Catholics’

BY NANCY FRAZIER O ʼ BRIEN BISHOPS across America have urged their flocks to protest against a government move to force religious organisations offering health plans to cover......

Pope: In Many Areas Faith Risks Oblivion

BY CAROL GLATZ CHRISTIANITY and even religious belief are in grave danger across the world, risking oblivion, Pope Benedict XVI has said at a meeting with Vatican officials.......

Bishop Calls On Leaders To Help To Rebuild Somalia

BY BARB FRAZE THE international community must contribute to reconstructing a “functioning authority” in Somalia, the bishop of the country’s only Catholic diocese has......

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Bishop: Row Over Oil Profits Could Tip Sudan Into War

BY BRONWEN DACHS A BISHOP has said that a deadlock between Sudan and South Sudan over the splitting of oil revenues “could lead to a declaration of war”. Auxiliary Bishop......

Sarkozy Hails The Public Role Of Religion

BY STAFF REPORTER FRENCH president Nicolas Sarkozy has rejected calls for secular values to be enshrined into his country’s constitution and urged religious leaders to do......

Mobsters Try To Intimidate Priest With Pig’s Head

BY NICK PISA MOBSTERS have dumped the severed head of a pig on the doorstep of a brave crimefighting priest. Fr Ennio Stamile made the grim discovery as he left his house for......

Congo’s Bishops Call For Elections To Be Held Again

BY STAFF REPORTER MONTHS after the Democratic Republic of Congo’s general election the nation’s bishops are continuing to speak out about the legitimacy of the results. In......

Chaplain Protests At Sacrilege In Prison Raid

BY DAVID AGREN A PRISON chaplain in northern Mexico has accused soldiers and police of committing sacrilege after they tore apart his chapel during an early morning raid meant......

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‘you’re In Charge: It’s Up To You To Stop It’

Abuse victim Marie Collins tells Madeleine Teahan what she will say at an unprecedented gathering of bishops in Rome next week hen Marie Collins first found the strength to tell......

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The Sad Truth About The Dreyfus Affair

A lfred Dreyfus, a high-flying artillery officer in the French army, was convicted of spying for the Germans in 1894 and sentenced to military degradation and life imprisonment......

The Foremothers Of Feminism Were Pro-life

Caroline Farrow says that early feminists were vociferous in their opposition to abortion and should inspire a new pro-life feminism F eminism is once again top of the political......

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The Priest Who Was Anointed By Jung

As a new film eaturing Carl Jung is released, Clodagh Weldon tells the story of his tumultuous riendship with an English priest I f director David Cronenberg’s new film, A......

Mud, Rain And Hope

oanna Bogle mingles with the crowd at this year’s March for Life T he Capitol building in Washington has a great dome which dominates the skyline as you look up from the Mall.......

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Baptists Play Host To Bishop

BISHOP Paul Hendricks, auxillary bishop in the Archdiocese of Southwark and chairman of Churches Together in South London, preached at a service held at the newly built Baptist......

Pioneering American Airmen Bring History To Life

SIXTH - FORMERS from Our Lady’s Convent High School in Hackney, northeast London, met two pioneering US airmen on a visit to the American Embassy recently to mark Martin......

Pupils Get Set For The Olympics

PUPILS at Grace Dieu Manor School in Thringstone, Leicestershire, were delighted recently to welcome pupils from Woodlands, a special school in Coleshill, for a day of sport as......

Leaders Launch New Book

A NEW book was launched on January 23 containing the joint statements issued by the Catholic Church and Oriental Orthodox Churches. Archbishop Emeritus Kevin McDonald of......

Lives Remembered Fr Stephen Bartlett, A Priest Of...

was born on April 7 1939. He died on January 20 2012, aged 72. Stephen Giles Howard Bartlett was born in Leighon-Sea, Essex, one of two sons of Richard and Barbara Bartlett. He......

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Beloved Priest Is Buried

FR PAUL CHAVASSE was the principal celebrant at the Requiem Mass for Fr Gregory Winterton at the Birmingham Oratory in Edgbaston on Tuesday, 24 January 24, writes Peter......

Swimmer Focused On Olympics

SWIMMING champion Issy Centelegne has taken a giant stride towards her long-term ambitions of Olympic glory by winning the ASA North-West under15 Championships. The Loreto......

Centre Aids City’s Homeless

THE MANNA CENTRE nestles in the shades of the Shard, which when completed will be the tallest building in Europe, and the modern Guy’s Hospital, in an obscure cul de sac,......

Stonyhurst Sixth-formers Receive Oxford Offers

FOUR sixth-form students at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire have been offered places at Oxford University. Mary Ann Wootton is the first female to be awarded an organ......

Pupils Make Sizzling Fajitas In Professional Kitchen

A GROUP of pupils from St Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, recently visited the brand new Manchester College to test out its state-of-the-art......

Poem On Argonauts Wins Praise

LUCY CHISNALL , a 17-yearold sixth-form student at Farnborough Hill school in Hampshire, was runner-up in a recent national Classics poetry competition. Each year the Iris......

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Why Catholics Are Flocking To The Bible Belt

Jill, Duchess of Hamilton Notebook atholics and Evangelicals make strange bedfellows. So it was unex pected here in South Carolina that Newt Gingrich, a hopeful Republican......

We Must Repair The Triangle Of Home, Parish And School

On Education Sunday Fr Tim Gardner OP says that a truly Catholic education is a shared task O n Sunday, the main Christian denominations in England and Wales mark Education......

The Only Reason To Reject An Honour

Mary Kenny I t seems to me rather churlish to turn down an honour from the Queen (although it is not the Queen who usually chooses the candidates). But through the years many......

When Oxford Street Offers You Nothing

Nick Thomas O ne of the incidental joys of life as an observer of media is the occasional cackle at unintentional ambiguity in slogans and straplines that have been......

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Liverpool Could Inspire A New Era Of Evangelisation

T he Church exists in order to evangelise, wrote Paul VI in his 1975 Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Nuntiandi . But looking around you might not realise it. In Britain,......

Union Makes A Toxic Ruling

T he students’ union at University College London has voted by a large majority to force Catholic chaplaincies to invite “pro-choice” speakers to pro-life discussions.......

An Electrifying Editorship

H arry Coen only acted as editor of this newspaper for four months, but what a remarkable four months they were. He accepted what he described as an “unexpected and......

Catholic Dilemmas My Parish Priest Told Me That Only One

Mass was needed for a dead person to be released from Purgatory and so I have not had Masses said for my deceased father. After finding alternative views on the internet, I......

Thought

FOR THE WEEK A man who sneers at the poor insults his Maker. – Proverbs 17:5...

The Irish Government Could Not Condone The Desertion Of...

From Mr Donal O’Carroll SIR – I am writing concerning the article (Feature, January 13) entitled “Ireland’s spurned heroes await justice”. The men in question, for......

The Idea That Ethnic Minorities Are Less Involved In...

From Mrs M King SIR – I am greatly puzzled by the view held by Westminster and Southwark dioceses that schools’ admission criteria should not include reference to a......

From Mr Michael Campbell Sir – I Completely Agree With

Michael Thompson’s response (Letters, January 20) to Alan Whelan’s letter (December 16) about the use of baptism dates for schools admission criteria. If schools give the......

Contraceptives Have Failed To Reduce The Abortion Rate In...

From Mrs Josephine Robinson, chairman of the Association of Catholic Women, Mrs Patti Fordyce, vice chairman, and Mrs Ruth Real, secretary SIR – Dr Gerald Danaher argues......

Fairness Has Gone With The Ordination Of Married Convert...

From Mrs Elizabeth Price, chairman of the Movement for a Married Clergy SIR – Married priest Fr Kevin O’Donnell (Letters, December 23) states that celibacy must be cherished......

Types Of Original Sin

From Fr John Daley IC SIR – Good to see discussion on evolution and Original Sin raised in this week’s Catholic Herald (Features, January 27). It was a live issue in Rome in......

Facing Extinction

From Mr Anthony Hofler SIR – Radio 4’s 6pm news on January 23 reported on a case concerning a member of a jury who had been sentenced to imprisonment for having broken one......

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Starry Cast Fails To Ignite Polanski Film

FILM REVIEW Carnage 79 MINS , CERT 15 F rom the endlessly warring Tyrones in Long Day’s Journey into Night to Tony Soprano and his domestic difficulties, the dysfunctional......

Visit This Brave New Music Venue

Brahms Unwrapped KINGS PLACE , LONDON Manu Delago KINGS PLACE T he work of Brahms was celebrated at a new music venue, Kings Place, this January. Now, Johannes Brahms was a......

Bennett’s George Iii Gets Masterful Treatment

THEATRE REVIEW The Madness of George III APOLLO THEATRE , LONDON K ing George III, a devoted husband and a conscientious monarch, was much loved. When his madness recurred in......

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A Breakneck Tour Of The World’s Great Sacred Texts

David V Barrett is impressed by an overview of the holy books that have shaped history The Message and the Book BY JOHN BOWKER ATLANTIC BOOKS, £25 I n The Message and the......

Dazzling Light

Jonathan Wright recommends two books that tell the story of Britain’s outstanding churches Historic English Churches BY GEOFFREY R SHARPE IB TAURIS, £12.99 Betjeman’s......

Books In Brief

The Retribution by Val McDermid (Sphere, £7.99) Val McDermid’s books are as close as we British get to the slash and grit of American serial killer novels. Her main character......

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By Bishop David Mcgough

Fifth Sunday of the Year Job 7:1-4 & 6-7; Ps 147; 1 Cor 9:16-19 & 22-23; Mk 1:29-39 ‘I s not man’s life on earth nothing more than pressed service, ‘I s not man’s life......

Prayers Of The Week

PRAYER IIN HONOUR OF ST PAUL MIIKII O God, strength of all the saints, who through the Cross were pleased to call the martyrs St Paul Miki and companions to life, grant, we......

The Weekahead

ORDIINARY FORM Divine Office Week I Sunday, February 5: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Job 7:1-4 & 6-7; Ps 147; 1 Cor 9:16-19 & 22-23; Mk 1:29-39 Monday, February 6: St Paul Miki......

And With Your Spirit

By Fr John Zuhlsdorf T his Sunday’s Collect is in the pre-Conciliar Missal for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. Our prayer presents imagery of a family and, on the other......

Papal Teaching

By John Paul II Homily on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes (1979) B eloved brothers and sisters, I greet all of you who are present here today. I greet you in a particularly......

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Pastor Iuventus

Aggiornamento is incredibly difficult T he word aggiornamento encapsulated the thrust of the Second Vatican Council’s reforms. The nearest one can get to translating the word......

Lectio Divina

By Mgr Anthony Abela Healer and Preacher Mark 1:29-39 29 Jesus and his disciples, including James and John, left the synagogue and went straight to the home of Simon and......

Saint Of The Week

St Miguel Cordero (February 9) M iguel Cordero (1854-1910) was a teacher whose life was dedicated to service with the Christian, or de La Salle, Brothers. Born Francisco......

Daily Mass Guide Monday , February 6 St Paul Was Born

in Japan between 1564 and 1566. Entering the Society of Jesus, he preached the Gospel to the people with great success. But when persecution against Catholics became oppressive,......

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A Great Birthday Party

Peter Stanford Charterhouse T here are plenty of issues that we disagree over as a Catholic community in England and Wales, but Cafod is that rare species, something we have......

Sheep Not Of Our Flock

I grew up with strong, conservative, Catholic roots: the Baltimore Catechism, the Latin Mass, daily rosary, daily Mass, if possible, and a rich stream of devotional practices.......