3rd January 1992

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New Birth Control Code On The Way

by Joanna Moorhead CARDINAL Joseph Ratzinger, the head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has confirmed that the thorny issue of church teaching on......

Faces And Places Set For Celebration In 1992: We Recall

Cardinals Manning, Mindszenty, and Lavigerie, Liverpool Cathedral, Christopher Columbus; and St Oswald, all of whose anniversaries occur about this time, pages 2 and 3 PRAY......

Tensions Remain After Yeltsin Meets Pope

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome DESPITE a successful meeting at the Vatican between Pope John Paul and Russian President Boris Yeltsin, hopes have faded in Rome this week of the......

Grassroots Initiative Launched To Tackle N. Ireland's...

A NEW initiative aimed at allowing Northern Ireland's grassroots to have their say in the future of the province has been launched by a prominent Catholic academic and a Belfast......

Trouble In Rome

by our Rome correspondent THERE is more industrial unrest inside the Vatican City than in any other institution or industry on Italian territory, Rome labour relations experts......

Bishop's Pledge To Prisoners

THE church has a special apostolate to sinners, and we all need to remember that prisoners are our brothers and sisters and to welcome their families into our parishes, Bishop......

News In Brief

PUPILS and staff at More House School in London's Chelsea raised more than f450 at a Christmas concert in memory of their late chair of governors Cecilia Hull. The money has......

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Hungarian Patriot Now Home To Rest

CARDINAL Josef Mindszenty was born 100 years ago and went on to become an international cause ce1ebre in the battle between east and west. Appointed primate of Hungary in 1945,......

Brittany Butcher's Son

TH E Sisters of Christian Instruction otherwise known as the Sisters of St Gildas mark the 150th anniversary of the death of their French founder Gabriel Deshayes at the outset......

Ancient Seat Of Learning In Anne Boleyn's Palace

ONE RELIGIOUS order with good reason for celebration in 1992 is the Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre, best known in this country for their work at New Hall School in Brentwood......

Pioneers In Jewish Relations

THE Congregation of Our Lady of Sion, pioneers in the field of Catholic-Jewish relations, celebrates the 150th anniversary of its foundation in January of 1992. The......

Saint Of The Leap Years

EVERY DAY St Oswald, the tenth century Archbishop of York, would wash the feet of 12 poor members of the community and invite them to dine with him. He is de facto the saint......

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Pray Silence For 1992

JOHN BATTLE MP A MINUTE'S silence in 1992. For someone whose living depends on public speaking the Christmas break is always welcome as a time when politicians ought to keep a......

Henry Manning People's Saint Down The Ages

THE canonisation process is bit of a lottery. While churchmen of the stature of Caiiinal Newman and Pope John XXIII crawl through the Vatican's complicated procedures, the......

Letters To The Editor

uestions to answer on the Quiz I TAKE a grave exception to the answer given to "True or False?" number nine, in your Christmas Quiz (December 20). While it may be true that......

Tough Questions For Roman Anglicans

GERARD Noel, (December 13) suggests that some might find shocking the photograph of the soliciting prostitute which accompanies his article. Profoundly more shocking is his......

Hell Is Unfashionable

I DISAGREE with Helena Kennedy QC when she remarks that she finds (December 6) it hard to believe "that a prurient reverie in impure thought about the folk next door invoke......

Is Abortion The Only Or A Central Political Issue?

JOHN Richards (December 13) "Where there is doubt let me sow faith" is most appropriate to the Labour Life Group. How often are we disappointed by good and sincere people in......

The Dilemmas Of An Re Teacher

I'M writing as a bemused and sad teacher. In the Catholic Herald (December 6) I've just read two articles. In one, Mgr McHugh of Birmingham is doing a Kenneth Clarke. He is so......

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Thatcher's World Mission No Pastime

Plans for the Thatcher Foundation to evangelise the world with the former Prime Minister's gospel are well underway. But, asks Francis Davis, should this venture be seen as......

Monica Porter's Mother Had A Hidden Past. And It Is Only...

Wartime tale of secret courage WHAT did you do in the war, mummy? That was the question Monica Porter, now a Londonbased journalist and author, somehow never got round to......

In The Mid 1980s, James Walton Wrote A "youth View"

for the Catholic Herald. At the onset of 1992, he questions the answers he once knew so well I was a teenage charismatic who now lacks certainty OK. I admit it. Like......

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Martyr Who Refused To Salute The Third Reich

Among the forgotten victims of the Nazis is Alfred Heiss, a Catholic conscientious objector. Historian Norbert Haase is trying to build up a picture of him. AMID the atmosphere......

Towards Inter-faith Dialogue

Jews and Christians in a Pluralistic World edited by Ernst-Wolfgang Bockenforcie and Edward Shils (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, £25) Graham Jenkins IN 1988 in Vienna, through the......

Accurate Access Guide

Places that Care: the access guide to places of interest suitable for elderly and disabled people (Mediair Marketing services, £4.99) Jonathan Kemp MANY hotel guides do now......

Victorian Army Faces The Modern World

Me and My God General Eva Burrows "IN those days," said General Eva Burrows, "the mission used to print a magazine. The heading of the magazine in the proof read 'we are a......

Pivoting Around Conscience

Theological Investigations vol 22: Humane Society and the Church of Tomorrow by Karl Rahner (Darton, Longman & 'Todd, £30) Fleur Dorrell KARI, Rahner presents a wide variety of......

The A-z Of New Age Ideas

In Search of Heaven on Earth by Rachel Storm (Bloomsbury, 116.99) Joanna Moorhead WE'VE heard the phrase, and we've gathered (from the alarmed voices of several members of the......

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"the First Bishop Of Rome To Set Foot On English Soil"

"TODAY for the first time in history, a bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil,"exclaimed Pope John Paul 11 at Westminster Cathedral just hours after beginning his six-day......

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The Strangers Who Followed The Star

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK_ by Fr John Wijn ga a ids Isaiah 60: 1-6 Ephesians 3: 2-3 5-6 Matthew 2: 1-12 THE story of the Magi makes us reflect on the international character of the......

A Year For News-makers And The Rolling Thunder Of Reporters

BROADCAST NEWS by Deborah Thomas 1991 was the year of news. Sitcoms and game shows continued as usual. Jeremy Beadle was about far too much for anyone's good. Documentaries and......

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Life And Justice On Every Front

FEW things are as divisive today as the issue of abortion. It has, in effect, divided the sincere from the sincere. For reasons historical and emotional, a tragic dichotomy has......

Bulldogs At The Sala Stampa

CONSIDER this as a letter from the Romans. It is written on the feast of St Lucy, December 13 ( New Year schedules at the Catholic Herald have forced such a premature......

Fierce Bulldogs (chaps, I Mean, In The Oxford Sense) Who

won't let you in without your tessera or card. This sometimes leads to angry scenes. Many rude words have been heard in its portals. On the day Pope John Paul was shot the......