3rd January 1969

3rd January 1969
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Biggest Church Drive Ever Against Poverty

BY A STAFF REPORTER S OME 9,000,000 Catholics in Britain and Ireland are being asked to make an unprecedented drive in the next 12 months to reduce the "poverty gap" between......

`barrier To Peace'

Bishop Grant. president of the British Justice and Peace Commission, in a special statement marking the launching of the "Year of Peace" campaign said : "The plight of the......

Gap Grows Wider

Although Catholics in Britain and Ireland responded magnificently to appeals for overseas aid in 1968, their efforts were still insufficient to meet demands. Still, these......

Next Synod Of Bishops In October

POPE PAUL has sum moned an Extraordinary Synod of Bishops for October 11 to help put. an end to the widespread discord in the Church. It will be the second synod since the......

Liverpool To Have Second Auxiliary

titular see of Cataquas in Numidia. It has been known for some time that Archbishop Beck had requested the help of a second bishop to help in the administration of the......

Israeli Raid Deplored By The Pope

POPE PAUL has sharply deplored the Israeli attack against Beirut airport and warned that such action "can only aggravate" tension in the Middle East. In a cable of sympathy to......

Parish Plea For Curate

O NE-THOUSAND parishioners of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Woodthorpe, Notts., have signed a petition calling for the reinstatement of their curate, Fr. John Keane, 26, who......

Gold Medal For Church Architect

THE QUEEN haS given her consent for the presentation of the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture to Mr. Jack Coia, senior partner of the Glasgow firm of architects Gillespie Kidd......

Queen Makes Archbishop Of Sydney A Knight

BY A STAFF REPORTER CARDINAL GILROY, Archbishop of Sydney, is made a Knight of the British Empire in the Queen's New Year's Honours List. The 73-year-old Archbishop has ruled......

Florence Priest

T HE Florence Archdiocese took formal possession of a church in the Isolotto parish on Tuesday from Fr. Enzo Mazzi, who was dismissed a month ago after accusing the......

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May Spread To Schools' `student Unrest

P RESENT student unrest in colleges and universities may well be seen in schools tomorrow, Mr. P. Burns, Inspector of Schools at Gloucester, warned the annual conference of the......

Church-state Rift Grows In Brazil

T HE rift between Church and State in Brazil has grown alarmingly in recent weeks. with more and more bishops and priests speaking out against repressive measures by the......

Scientists Protest Over Pope's Encyclical

QOME 2,000 scientists, in" eluding four Nobel prize winners, have signed a strongly-worded protest statement calling the Pope "unenlightened" and his birthcontrol encyclical......

South Africa Expels Dominican

A DOMINICAN lecturer at St. Peter's Seminary, Hammanskraal.South Africa, has been refused further residence by Mr. Vorster's Government. Dutch-born Fr. Rob van der Hart has......

New Eucharistic Prayers Ready

for Lent T HE translations of the New Eucharistic Prayers and the new Prefaces, which has been prepared by the International Committee for English in the Liturgy, come into......

Glc Post For Dr David Pitt

D R. DAVID P111', the West Indian-horn chairman of CARD, the Campaign Against Racial Discrimination, is to become deputy chairman of the Greater London Council, on which he sits......

Rhodesian Plan To Restrict African Births

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A DRIVE by the Rhodesian Government to curb the growth of the African population in the country has brought sharp criticism from leading Catholics.......

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Retrospect • • •

IN 'HIS is the 134th column I have written with a total score of about 250,000 words. It is also the last column 1 shall write because I have been kicked upstairs into the......

Television Doesn't Kill Talk

W HEN I lived in Sweden. I used to sit in restaurants of an evening where everyone present sat facing a television set, in church-like silence, hour after hour. On the other......

Role In The Church Omen S

THE Women's Ecumenical Liaison Committee between the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches is to compile a bibliography of all recent studies on the role of women......

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Antechambers Of Pbwer

0 UR New Year begins on a note of optimism for the Church, with the announcement that the Synod of Bishops will be reconvened in special session next October. The interval......

'the Credo Of The People Of God'

CANON F. H. DRINKWATER sees Pope Paul's pronouncement last June as an attempt to help bewildered minds during a time of rapid changes O NE unfortunate result of the......

How Violent Are Our Students?

by PATRICK COSGROVE H OW violent are our students? Are they all becoming • Marxists? To read the headlines one would certainly think so. but the headlines, as always. are a......

Question & Answer

conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question. I heard recently about a Catholic church in this country where at least occasionally the whole congregation recites the Canon of the Mass......

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Crisis Will Worsen In Year Ahead

by Norman St. John-Stevas M Y first and pleasant task is to k Am w r i e s a n de a r l s 1 1 CACATHOLICil s 7 a happy and holy New '' .,i Year. The year 1968 was in many ways......

A Christian Can Choose His Neighbours

S OME of us who greatly admired the writings of Mr. Christopher Hollis in the thirties find him more and more perplexing nowadays. For instance, in your issue of December 13 he......

No Reply From The Vatican

T HE Vatican Council instructed the laity that it was their duty to be active, and not passive bystanders, and to follow their conscience. Since July I have followed the......

Keep Off The Hobby Horses

W ELL. Sir, I have stuck by you during 1968. 1 hope I shall be able to do the same during 1969. Don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining about your editorial policy because I......

Used Papers

O CCASIONALLY I get copies of the CATHOLIC HERALD mailed by friends, but not regularly. Would your readers in England and elsewhere be willing to help by sending me old copies......

Ban On You Know What?

, are once again making New Year resolutions. Could you. please, make one? I am sure it would meet with the approval of a large number of your readers. I am referring to the......

Holidays For Aged

A GROUP of people are endeavouring to form a society for the promotion of holidays for Catholic people of all ages in attractive and congenial surroundings in the English Lake......

Drugs Information

T HE King's Fund Hospital Centre, alive as it is to the health needs of the community, has been holding a series of one-day conferences with those working within the sphere of......

Dangerous Talk

G ILLIE POTTER states (December 20): "Never enter into controversy with a social or intellectual inferior." It is indeed dangerous, as you might get the worst of the argument.......

Support Or One Nun From Another

R EGARDING St. Teresa Margaret's article on the rights of nuns—how right she is and what a pity that more sisters of like mind don't feel free to voice their opinions for fear......

All Calm In N. Ireland?

L AST year was one of turmoil in the Catholic Church, Yet the remarkable feature of 1968 in Northern Ireland has been the almost total absence of discussion or public expression......

Albrow And The Priests On The Pyre

I AM glad that Desmond Albrow believes there is a case to be made for the abolition of the celibacy rule but I don't agree with him that the prose style of a letter is......

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Controversia Surgery

by F. A. D'ABREU, F.R.C.S. Plug in for Life by Keith Bill (Oliphants 15s.) THIS book, which is an ex tended documentary on the courage and determination to live of a young girl......

Mixed Provenance Of Search For Jesus The Jew

by Fr. JAMES KELLY, S.J. Two Ways to God by Paul Borchsenius (Vallentine Mitchell 35s.) T HIS book, written by a Lutheran pastor and published in. English by Jewish publishers,......

Masterpieces In Scriptural Reference

by Fr. R. C. GORMAN, Si. Dictionary of Bible Personal Names • by H. H. Rowley (Nelson 25s.) Dictionary of Bible Themes by H. H. Rowley (Nelson 18s.) T HESE two little......

Rustic Rumination

by HARMON GRISEWOOD The Living Village by Paul Jennings (Hodder & Stoughton, 35s.). T HE book makes clear by example-which is the best way to prove the point that for the......

Contemporary Topics

by ANTONIA FRASER Six Pamphlets from the St. Andrews Press (Is. 6d. each) T HESE six booklets are based on the deliverances of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on......

Religious Books By Fr. Gerard Meath, O.p.

IIII The Fifteenth Station by Anita Roper with epilogue by Karl Rahner (Burns and Oates 18s.) This book is difficult to read: the style is angular, the thought leaps......

Popular Paperbacks

ssby Kerry Stephenson FWS i a Dolphin Art Books (Thames and Hudson, 9s. 6d.). These beautifully produced art books feature the best of Titian, Rubens, Mondrian, Giotte,......

Wheelchair Heroine

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART Mermaid on Wheels by June Epstein (Herbert Jenkins 25s.) M ARGARET WATKINS, the very real heroine of this documentary story, was a 22-year-old......

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Genesis From The Moon

A BLAZE of publicity : the orbiting Christmas astroAuts added a new intensity ) this phrase with the techologically extraordinary teleision coverage their exploit eceived. Yet......

Schoolboy Nightmares

LINDSAY ANDERSON has been for a number of years one of the most distinguished figures on the intellectual horizon of the education, judgment and taste, as a connoisseur and......

Fun Or Frustration?

THERE is nothing like family reunions for Ninging the joys and problems of family life into sharper focus. When you've had a day of uncle sucking an empty pipe and cousin......

Death Of Shaun Glenville

Mr. Shaun Glenville, the Irish comedian who was famous as a pantomime Dame, has died at his London home, aged 84. He and his wife, Dorothy Ward, were known to many thousands of......

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Midnight Mass From Bethlehem On Television

FR. AGNELLUS ANDREW, director of the Catholic Radio and TV Centre at Hatch End, flew to Jerusalem :his Christmas to assist the Israeli authorities in the live televising of......

In Eur

Israeli soldiers were on the OPE Churches throughout Western Europe were crowded for Christmas services, and in many towns carols were broadcast to crowds in the streets.......

Sit-in By Angry Basques

11 ORE than 200 angr! Basques spent Christ mas Day in a sit-in at Sar Sebastian Cathedral in protes against police methods. It wa! the second sit-in at the eathe dral in five......

Bias For Biafra Denied

NIGERIA'S Catholic bishops have denied statements that Pope Paul is politically involved in the Nigerian-Biafran war. They held a two-day meeting in Lagos after a delegation,......

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Pope Asks Young People To Work For World Peace

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT DOPE PAUL, in his New Year's Day message to the world, said : "The first - 1 sun of the New Year must shed upon the world the light of peace." The......

To Humanity' `threat

A WEEK earlier, in his Christmas message to the world, the Pope said the existence of humanity was threatened by weapons of mass destruction which raised "dark clouds of terror......

Police Advice On Church Theft Precautions

C LERGY in Newcastle upon Tyne have been asked by the police to take stricter precautions against thieves, who are realising more and more the value of antique valuables in......

Mass In A Steel Plant

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT IN THE MOST taxing -AChristmas programme of his reign, Pope Paul flew to Taranto. 270 miles from Rome, on Christmas Eve to celebrate Midnight Mass......

Ulster Human Rights Plea

T HE Human Rights Com mission of the Council of Europe has asked the British Government for its observations on a complaint by Catholics in Northern Ireland alleging......

Superior's Father Joins Order

F R. BERNARD DUFFY, the Provincial of the Society of Missionaries of Africa (the White Fathers) received Mr. Richard Cantwell, 83, as an associate member of the order at......

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Youth's Aid To Homeless

YOUNG people in 110,000 schools. colleges and youth clubs have been asked to take part in a massive New Year campaign to raise money for the homeless through SHELTER, the......

`advise Children On The Pill'

SCHOOLCHILDREN hav ing sexual experiences should be given contraceptive advice by their teachers, says a report recently approved by Newcastle upon Tyne education committee. It......

Death Of Anglican Scholar

D R. F. L. CROSS, former Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, and one of the most influential fi g ures in the ecumenical movement in Britain, died on Sunday ni g ht, a g ed 68. Lon......

Bible Syllabus Criticised S Uggestions In The Inner...

new reli g ious education syllabus that the miracles in the Old Testament should be "played down" when teachin g children in the six to ei g ht a g e g roup, and that the......

Record 100 Overseas Volunteers

BY A STAFF REPORTER A RECORD 100 overseas volunteers will be sponsored by the Catholic Institute for International Relations in 1%9, it was announced this week. The......

Poverty Drive

on population, economics, international trade and sociolo g y such as Barbara Ward, Fr. Arthur McCormack and Geor g e Bull, editor of influential business and finance ma g......

Archbishop Camara To Visit U.k.

ARCHBISHOP HELDER CAMARA of Olinda and Recife. one of the most controversial figures in the Latin-American church, will visit England in April to address the Student Christian......