3rd October 1969

3rd October 1969
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New Form Of Mass Delayed Until Lent

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE new form of Mass, announced by Pope Paul on Maundy Thursday this year, is to be used in all churches in England and Wales from the first. Sunday in......

Rebel Priests To Meet During The Synod

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT T HE "European. Assembly of Priests," the group campaigner for radical changes in the Church's authority structure, is to hold a conference in Rome......

Vatican Paper's Apology

T HE vatican newspaper L'Oservatore Roman o said last week it had mistakenly published the wrong words to a French pop song lit condemned for obscenity. But although it was......

When Catholic Editors Err

by Cardinal Heenan BY A STAFF REPORTER C ONTROVERSIAL articles in the Catholc press had made some priests feel that the drop in circulations was a good thing, said Cardinal......

Canadian Them Ogia_n Defies Rome Ban

From a Special Correspondent A CANADIAN lay theo logian who has been "asked" by Rome not to authorise future editions of his best-known book has refused to agree to the request.......

Paisleyites Jeer M.p.s

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A BOUT 5,000 Protestants demonstrators beseiged the Northern Ireland Parliament on Wednesday to protest against a Parliamentary discussion on civil......

When We Promised Help, We Hadn't Reckoned On Nigerialbiafra

When Oxfam breaks a promise, the effect is devastating. Children die. Crops wither away. Whole futures crumble. But what can we do? We commit ourselves to a programme of aid to......

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Major Changes In Priesthood Urged By Dutch Group

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT S WEEPING innovations in the priesthood including optional celibacy, women priests, a professional code and the setting up of a trade union for......

Fatima Vigil For Vietnam Peace

P RAYERS for a breakthrough in the Vietnam peace talks in Paris are being said tonight. the Feast of St. T herese of Lisieux at an allnight vigil at Fatima. it is being held at......

National Office For U.s.

Negro Catholics urged A NATIONAL office to further the Church's work in Negro communities in America has been proposed by the administrative Committee of the National......

Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity 1970

January 18-25 "We are fellow workmen for God" Orders can now be accepted for the 1970 Week of Prayer leaflet, and should be addressed to the Publications Department, British......

College In Blinkers, Says Priest

A FORMER Vice-Rector of the International College for the Propagation of the Faith in Rome, who resigned after disagreements with college officials about policy, is the new......

`family Size Business Of The State' Says M.p.

BY A STAFF REPORTER HE size of families is "the business of the State," said Mr. Douglas Houghton, chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party, last week. Voluntary......

French Poll Majority For Celibacy

TWO-THIRDS of 50,000 French Catholics who responded to an informal survey by the bishops favoured keeping the obligation of priestly celibacy, and 40 per cent were opposed to......

Callaghan's Plea To Catholics

MR. CALLAGHAN, the Home Secretary, appealed to the Catholics of Northern Ireland to co - operate in making the State apparatus work, when he addressed the Labour Party......

Spain May Revise Concordat

A HINT that the Church in Spain may not in future identify itself so closely with the Franco regime is given in a pastoral letter by Archbishop Morcillo of Madrid. f-Is said the......

Samaritans' Role In Reducing

• • suite' es praised • • d • HE work of the Samaritans for people in despair was put forward last week as one reason for the steady decrease in the number of suicides in......

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The Synod About The Synod

By Fr. JOHN HARRIOTT, S.J. O N December 23, 1968, Pope Paul announced, in what might be called his State of the Union Message, that an extraordinary Synod would shortly meet in......

Children Have The Right Idea

PAULA DAVIES ON HELPING THE DISABLED— F UNNY, isn't it, how a child regards a cripple as different but not necessarily peculiar, while an adult puts the peculiarity first.......

It's All Different In Ireland Since Pope John

by ANTHONY BRADLEY D UBLIN on a Sunday ' I " . morning . . a city that wears a mantle of piety. It's the time when the citizens of this brawling, boisterous river settlement......

A Home Of Their Own

After years of work and perseverance, the CPSS has at last opened a hostel to care for prisoners in those uncertain days after leaving prison. This is a most difficult time.......

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With The English Priests In Chile

By Cardinal Heenan IF YOU EVER go to Chile someone or other is bound to tell you at least once a day that Chile is the England of South America. I heard it within minutes of my......

Britain's Salvation Lies In Joining The Six

by Norman St. John-Stevas A S I LEAVE for the AS Autumn session of the Council of Europe at Strasbourg, the Common Market debate is once again beginning seriously in Britain.......

Retelling The Christine Keeler Story

VOU will recall that when A Mr. Robert Maxwell made his take-over hid for the News of the World the editor of that paper reacted like a startled, innocent fawn. The very idea of......

Opening To The East

The young West German today (like his Eastern counterpart) is less concerned than his parents were about reunification. But the Christian Democrats show little sign of wanting......

Way Ahead For Germany

THE Pyrrhic election victory of the German Christian Democrats marks the final demise of the messianic quality given to the party by the late Konrad Adenauer. It now emerges......

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Rejecting These Race Views

I AM compelled to express to you my utter rejection of the ideas indicated by the letter of Anthony E. Pratt (September 26). In particular his "natural law which makes human......

The Vernacular

W HAI rubbish some people write! How can participating in the Mass in one's own language and so being fully conscious of what is going on at the altar be termed disturbingly......

Role Of Papacy

Y OU report, in your September 19 issue, Fr. Robert Murray, S.J., as saying at the Sussex Catholic Renewal Group conference that the Pope is the "centre of unity" and that the......

Remembering Newman

T HURSDAY next, October 9, will be the anniversary of the reception of John Henry Newman, by Fr. Dominic Barberi, into the Catholic Church, at Littlemore in 1845. Years later......

Tories & Ulster

W HILE 1 applaud and endorse Mr. Humphry Berkeley's explanation, in your issue of September 19, of his resignation from the Tory Party, I find his concept of the alleged......

Question And Answer

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON `God is dead!' Question. While reading periodicals like Time magazine, or while watching television, I often see or hear the statement that "God is......

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Two Views Of A Lawrence Who Kit Betrayed Into Guilt

by GEORGE EVANS The Secret Liles of Lawrence of Arabia by Philip Knightley and Cohn Simpson (Nelson 42s.) Lawrence of Arabia by Richard Aldington (Collins 42s.) T UVIE has......

The Hungry Grass

Richard Power 'What must surely be the very best portrait of a priest in Irish fiction. . . . This is a very tine novel.' Kevin Casey, Irish Times 'Remarkable . . a certainty......

Prayer And Poetry

by JOSEPH ASTON rho t Aperience of Prayer by , i,,11.)stian Moore and Kevin Magiiiii . (Darton Longman .ins Fold 16s.) IN1.1 . the language of pOCIIV is found adequate to......

Case Against Authority Not Proved

by C. GALLACHER, S. J. Religious Authority in an Age of Doubt by Rupert F Davies (Epworth Press 16s.) T HIS is a discussion of the problem of authority by the Principal of......

Publishing To Meet Human Needs

I) ARTOIN. Longman and i Todd have just celebrated the tenth anniversary of their first entry into the book trade, in August 1959. They would say that their first aim is to......

This Is The First Of An Occasional Series Describing The...

Darton, Longman and Todd published their first books in January 1960, The three original directors had all resi g ned from Longmans Green to start a firm of their own. The break......

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Who's For The Human Reserve?

I HEARD a notable phrase last week to describe the situation our society seems to have got itself into. We have gone to great lengths. said David Holden, a foreign corespondent......

Could Be Good

Tonight, ITV: "Hadleigh." A not loudly bruited series from Yorkshire, about an independent landowner, that has on occasion come up with some notably aboveaverage scenes.......

Young Man's Dreams And The Reality

I T is a relief to welcome a film as an almost total triumph. Certainly "Midnight Cowboy ("X." London Pavilion) is a triumph for its two American stars, the brandnew Jon Voight......

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Wcc Talks On Refugee Aid

T HE World Council of Churches on Monday began a week-long discussion in Cyprus on ways of expand ing its aid programme to Palestinian refugees. Some 100 delegates from Middle......

Appointments

New appointments in Northampton include the Very Rev. Leonard Tomlinson and ve , y Rev. Edward McBride as memeeta at the Cathedral Chapter: Carron Noel Burditt as full-time......

Reflection

by Canon F. H Drinkwer Loving the Church URANCIS BERNARDONE died, aged 42, on October -A . 4, 1224, at Assisi-another of those saints for our time. Not only because he led a......

Obituary

Mother Mary Bernarda Butler, 0.S.M., former Prioress General of the Servile Sisters in London. Requiem Mass tomorrow at St. Mary ' s Priory. St. Anne's Road, London, N.I 5.......

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The Film That Should

have failed by JOHN O'KEEFFE THE story of the film which by all the laws of television documentary techniques should have been a technical disaste but wasn't. formed the......

State Birth Control Row In Colombia

T HE launching of a nation wide birth control programme in Colombia by the state-run Institute of Social Security has brought strong protests from the Bogota archdiocesan......

`liturgy In Latin' Group Formed

A N Associaton for Latin Liturgy, with the immediate aim of presenting to the hierarchy "a collective view on the widespread desire for the perpetuation of Latin texts and music......

Scots Want National Marriage Tribunal

T HE Scottish bishops are to ask the Vatican for permission to set up a national matrimonial tribunal in Scotland to adjudicate on marriage issues such as declarations of......

Shelter Chief Says `disclaim Powell'

A CALL to Mr. Heath, the Tory leader, to dissociate himself from Mr. Enoch Powell's weekend speech on housing was made on Tuesday night by Des Wilson, Director of Shelter, the......

Missionary Institute Opened

T HE Missionary Institute, London, an academic establishment for missionary studies and training, was formally opened on Friday by Cardinal Heenan. The institute, the first......