3rd July 1992

3rd July 1992
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Leading Liberation Theologian Resigns From Priesthood

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome and Cristina Odone ONE OF the founding fathers of Liberation Theology, Brazilian Franciscan Fr Leonardo Hoff, has announced that he will leave the......

Third Of Dioceses Face Financial Woes

by Murray White MORE than a third of Catholic dioceses in England and Wales are facing cash deficits or large loan repayments, a Catholic Herald survey found this week.......

Us Ruling Restricts Abortion

by Timothy Elphick CHURCH and pro-life leaders in the United States this week hailed a Supreme Court decision giving individual states new powers to introduce laws restricting......

European Catholics Petition Pope To Allow Married Clergy

by our Rome correspondent MORE than 60,000 north European Catholics will attempt to lodge a petition with Pope John Paul II this week appealing for the abolition of priestly......

Still Playing After All These Years

A YORKSHIRE parishioner who has played the organ in her local church for more than 70 years is about to enter the Guinness Book of World Records as "the oldest active musician......

Mother Teresa Backs Charity For Prize

MOTHER Teresa of Calcutta has joined the Dalai Lama in nominating the aid agency Oxfam for the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize, to be awarded in October. Mother Teresa, herself a Peace......

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New Catechism Launched By Rome

by Timothy Elphick AFTER six years in the making, the final version of the Church's new "universal catechism" was approved by the Pope this week. Pope John Paul II met with......

Last-ditch Plea On Split

THE peoples of Czechoslovakia should be offered the chance to vote on their country's future in a referendum before it is split in two, Catholic bishops from the Czech lands......

Vatican Deficit Hits All-time High

THE Vatican suffered a record budget deficit last year amounting to £48 million, it was announced this week. The full extent of the Holy See's financial plight became clear in......

Medjugorje Opens To Pilgrims As Usual

MORE than 2,000 pilgrims braved the bloody civil war raging in the ex-Yugoslav republic of Bosnia-Herzogovina to march to the Marian village shrine at Medjugorje last week. The......

- News In Brief

Pope's polemic POPE John Paul II has criticised his fellow countrymen for failing to put their newfound freedoms to good use after the fall of communism. "On the horizon......

Bishops' Warning

SOUTH AFRICA's Catholic bishops this week warned President FW de Klerk that the country would not tolerate a failure to root out those responsible for the Boipatong massacre and......

German Review

THE GERMAN parliament voted to lift abortion restrictions in the former West Germany after an all-day session this week, bringing the law in the two halves of the country into......

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Lords Ruling A Victory For `family Life'

by Cristina Odone BISHOP John Jukes, head of the Bishops' World of Work Comittee, has welcomed the House of Lords decision last week curtailing Sunday trading as a victory for......

Colleges Should Do More For Minorities

THEOLOGICAL colleges are not doing enough for black and ethnic minority students, according to a survey to be published this week. The report Equal Partners? from the......

Catholic Mps Lead Protest Against 'immoral' Salaries

by Angus Macdonald MERSEYSIDE Catholic MPs, led by Labour's Joe Benton, are calling on their fellow Members of Parliament to set an example to the nation and turn down any pay......

Coach For Handicapped Is 'blacklisted' At Shrine

A SMALL family-run coach firm at the shrine of Our Lady in Lourdes has been blacklisted by big local firms because it is carrying handicapped and ablebodied pilgrims together in......

Familiar Face From The Past

CARDINAL Basil Hume this week received a portrait of Cardinal John Henry Newman from the President of the Newman Association, Eileen Cheverton, during a ceremony at Archbishop's......

Call To End `ghetto Mentality'

by Sian Bronock THE Church should abandon its "ghetto mentality" and give up a "fortress vision" of itself, a leading Catholic theologian warned a Scottish ecumenical gathering......

Tv Priests Wanted

GRANADA Television is looking for a team of three priests to appear on the weekly TV quiz show Busman's Holiday. The team of priests must answer questions on travel, geography,......

News In Brief

Carmelite festivities AYLESFORD Priory in Kent is the venue for celebrations planned throughout July to mark the 750th anniversary this year of the arrival of the Carmelite......

Bishops' Diaries

BISHOP Alan Clark of East Anglia leads the pilgrimage for the sick to Walsingham on Sunday, whilst on the following day Bishop Augustine Harris of Middlesbrough attends a......

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Breach Within The Church?

YOUR correspondent Sian O'Leary (Catholic Herald, June 12) says that a schism is in the making in the Catholic Church. I quite agree, but not over the beatification of Mgr......

Charismatics' Insensitivity?

WITH reference to Alice Thomas Ellis' remarks (Catholic Herald, June 19) the "trend" to which she refers goes hack to Apostolic times (cf Corinthians, chaps 1214).......

The Cardinal On Sex Education

IT COMES as somewhat of a surprise to read that Cardinal Hume (Catholic Herald, June 26) has given "unequivocal support" to Department of Education plans to have "AIDS......

Slanderous Allegations Of Genocide In Israel Untrue

I WRITE in response to the article by Lucy Lethbridge on Israel (Catholic Herald, June 19). Having spent time living and working in both Israel and the occupied territories I......

The First

priest of all IN recent discussion in your column, and elsewhere, on the issues of women priests and married priests, one important point has to my mind been overlooked. Surely......

Last Week's Announcement That Britain Will Unilaterally...

Navy nuclear bombs and depth charges is welcome as a step towards a more secure world. So also are the cuts agreed by Presidents Bush and Yeltsin. However, in neither case have......

Appeal

WONDER if you would allow me to add to Lucy Lethbridge's interesting article (Catholic Herald, June 19) about the Clifton chapel. To meet the cost of the work to be done the......

Fr Billy Fitzgerald, (catholic Herald, June 19) Seems To Be

advising the people of Ireland to vote "yes" to Maastricht and to ignore those pointing out the very real dangers of such a vote. Well, I suppose it is all a bit irrelevant now......

We Need A Parish Tax

WHEN Bishop David Konstant, revealing an almost unprecedented candour in the field of diocesan finances, admitted that his diocese — one of the largest in the country could......

The Need For A Home Of One's Own

JOHN BATTLE MP IN A world in which, in 1991 alone, 43 million people were refugees, the "right to a home" set out in the United Nations Charter of Human Rights becomes a......

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Europe: Pro And Con

European Viewpoint Derek Enright, MP Hemswurth (Labour) WHERE is it now, the great revolution of Rerum Nnvarum? It's tucked up there in Maastricht weakly struggling to get......

Inspecting Over Subscribed Theology

Dr JC Jibbings proposes a new inspectorate of theology for Catholic schools THE case for the Catholic school is basically two-told. One part rests upon the teaching authority of......

Ramos And The Aquino Legacy

Judith Rice talks with Stephen Alston of CAFOD about the future of the Philippines now that Fidel Ramos is President IT TAKES a long time to count the votes in an election in......

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Paths To The Same Peak

Many Mansions edited by Dan Cohn-Sherbok (Bellew Publishing, £14.95); The Fire of Your Life: A Solitude Shared by Maggie Ross (Darton Longman & Todd, £6.95) Fr Maurice Nassan......

Men Of The Desert For The Modern Day

Fathers of the Desert by Marcel Driot (St Paul Publications, £5.75) Sr Miriam ODC FR DRIOT decided to write this book when, after choosing this subject for a series of retreat......

A Glass Romance Shattered By Beliefs

Black Dogs by Ian McEwan (Cape, £13.99) Candida Brazil FOR those of us who sobbed late into the night over The Child in Time or who were both repelled and gripped by the......

Altarpiece Survival

A PEN and ink study of the Deposition of Christ by the Italian 17th-century artist Ferrau Fenzoni is among the highlights of a sale of European Old Master drawings in London on......

National Organisation Of Catholic Laymen

Why not the Catholic women? This question is being continually put to us by aggrieved Ladies. The answer is that we have every intention to incorporate Ladies, but separate......

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No Popery On The Front Pages

Documentary film maker Mark Rogers detects anti-Catholic feeling in Fleet Street ON November 5 every year an estate car leaves Soho full of foreign television journalists;......

Homilies Between The Helicopters

Fr Rogelio Ponceele tells Mary Durran about his controversial work with Salvadoran rebels ON February 1 this year, as a tumultuous crowd of 130,000 sang and cheered in San......

Innocence: A Discovery Of Hope Not A Protection Of Ignorance

Headmaster of Ampleforth, Pr Dominic Milroy OSB, considers youthful virtue THE supposition that children possess "innocence", and that it is an adult responsibility to help......

Church Stamp Collection

Unsung saints MAIRE Gallagher has been collecting green shield stamps and sending the proceeds to help missionaries in South America and Africa for the last 25 years. Maire,......

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Black And White Voices

BRo thcAST N 1';11 . 6 Deborah Thomas WE'VE certainly come a long way in this country since The Black and White Minstrel Show, whose over-the-top caricatures were broadcast in......

Second-best And The 72 Apostles Who Were In The Second Wave

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Isaiah 66, 10-14 Galatians 6, 14-18 Luke 10, 1-12 17-20 THE Gospel of Luke recounts the sending out by Jesus of 72 disciples in pairs......

Eastern Promise Of The Lord Of The Dance

WINDOW ON THE ARTS by Timothy Elphick THE mystical beauty of the East meets the West in a dance triple bill next week, when Indian Christian Shobana Jeyasingh unveils a lyrical......

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The Ambience Around A Life In The Spirit

Ronald Rolheiser FEW expressions so succinctly summarise what is asked of us as Christians as does the expression: "To live in the Spirit." Too often, however, this phrase is......

Bishop Admits A Reluctance To Discuss Priestly Problems

Letter from America ACCORDING to a recent Gallup poll, 75 per cent of American Catholics are in favour of allowing priests to marry. The poll was sponsored in part by Corpus,......

Filling Pews And Plates

Christopher Monckton ACCORDING to the Yorkshire Post, where ace cub reporter "Scoop" Monckton cut his journalistic teeth. the Diocese of Leeds is £2 million in the red and......