4th December 1970

4th December 1970
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Tumultuous Welcome By Australians

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT P OPE PAUL was visibly tired this week during his visit to Australia — the half - way point in his gruelling 24,000-mile Far East journey. But the......

World Concern Over Attack

By A STAFF REPORTER WORLDWIDE relief greeted the failure of the attempt on Pope Paul's life in Manila last week. U Thant, the United Nations Secretary -General, sent a cable to......

Big Brother Danger

in 'mercy killing ' BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT V OLUNTARY euthanasia could logically lead to a totalitarian social programme of eliminating misfits, defectives and deviants......

Italian Divorce Bill Approved

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT D IVORCE became legal in Italy, for the first time since Napoleon ruled the peninsula, late on Monday night, when the Chamber of Deputies finally......

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Pope's Rule On Aged Cardinals 'necessary'

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT P OPE PAUL'S decree barring cardinals from playing any role in the government of the Church or voting for the next Pope after they reach the age of 80......

Spirit Of Belsen Is Not Dead, Cardinal Warns

BY A STAFF REPORTER IF you take away the idea Aof God, there seems to be no way of deciding why life is sacred, Cardinal Heenan told a meeting of the London Society of......

School Closure Due To Comprehensive Plans

OT Dame Dame High School, Wigan, one of the oldest a 1 Catholic girls' grammar schools in the North of England is to be phased out of existence by July, 1974, the Headmistress,......

School Warning Over Drugs

IF any pupils of Brentwood's Uisuline High School are found to be involved with drugs they may face immediate expulsion. This warning has been given to parents of the school's......

Catholics' Problems In Permissive Age

T "E'problems of Catholics in the permissive society are in many ways harder than those of the catacomb and the scaffold, according to Archbishop Murphy of Cardiff. "The......

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'end Injustice' Call In Message To Asia

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE incomplete development of peoples, and the unequal distribution of wealth which exists amongst them, were deplored by Pope Paul in his......

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The Poverty I Saw In India

Stevas St. John by Norman N O one who is British can visit India for the first time without a profound sense of emotion. The people, the landscape, the buildings have been......

Why Modern World Needs A New St. Paul By Co' Malcolm...

QOME months ago I had occasion, for the purpose of making some television programmes. to follow the journeys of St Paul. Our way led us through what is now the Middle East and......

If These Bishops Had Not Been Priests

VI , a DESMOND ALBROW TN my odd moments of megalomania. I sometimes visualise myself as a Continental cardinal and not, I might add, a post-conciliar one but gloriously......

Pope Paul's Escape

T HE attempt on Pope Paul's life in Manila was meant to be a protest against Catholic superstition and hypocrisy. Doubtless the attacker saw the Church as a rich and powerful......

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When Laity Are In The Dark Over Parish Finances

Y OUR contributor, Fr. John Symon, illustrates (Nov. 2,7) the validity of his own point, about the laity often feeling in the dark about parish finance. He fails to give a full......

A Steady

sale of Chesterton Y OUR paragraph under the heading " `GKC' back in favour" (Focus, November 20) does that great and good man less than justice. To the three books you mention......

Rude Attack By Auberon Waugh

B Y what right does Auberon Waugh, who has never lived in Nigeria nor taken any apparent interest in its development until it hit the heddlines, like most British journalists......

Bad Press Since The Reformation

X AM delighted to see in your issue of November 20 the prominence given by Mr. St. John-Stevas to the reopening of the Cause of the canonisation of King Henry VI. All who,......

What I Said —by Fr.

Hebblethwaite 4a0MEW.HAT wearily, and 10 knowing full well that the damage has already been done. I would like to point out that your report last week on the teach-in at Milton......

These Are Authentic Catholics

C OMMENTNG on the inauguration of the Pro Fide movement (Focus. October 30) you write that "the plea for peace, the defence of the orthodox, could lead to a tepid and inactive......

Tolerance (1)

IRELIEVE it was Sam Goldwyn who said that 90 per cent. of the art of living is getting on with people one cannot stand. Perhaps that is pitching it a bit strong. but it is......

Question And Answer

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question—What is the origin of the exclamation, "Christ has died; Christ is risen: Christ will come again"? How is it related to the Mass. why is......

Nuns' Dress: Old And New

A S a member of a Religious formity in skirt lengths?" Each Institute I feel compelled nun being a member of the to write in answer to Mrs. human race has a unique perKitching's......

Breaking Out Of Looking-glass Theology

F R. LEEMING is a man of great learning and an authority on ecumenical matters. and I would wish it to be understood that I do not mean to impugn his integrity. But his letter......

Reality Of The Mass

now a share in the victory of his death and resurrection. Every Mass is a celebration of Easter because the risen Lord comes once more among us, his disciples, to give us a......

Biblical Studies

I SHOULD like to bring to the notice of your readers the information that Wolsey Hall, Oxford, the correspondence college. are now including Catholics on their panel of tutors.......

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Inspector Ghote And The Dangerous Baby

A Special Christmas Story by H. R. F. KEATING Featuring His Famous Fictional Detective W HAT has Santa got in store for me, Inspector Ghote said to himself, bleakly echoing......

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The Incredible Moment Of Innocence At Bethlehem

by Bishop Clark Auxiliary of Northampton , is it Christmas again? A frequent reaction, I think. of many of us. Christmas is a date that ticks off yet another year of life. Of......

An African Christmas

From the diary of Rev. G. Phillip Leedal, Tanzania THIS is about my tenth Christmas in Africa and I still do not seem to sense the atmosphere. It only comes when I hear......

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Uptight Saga Of Jewish Catholics

The Converts by Tereska Torres (Rupert Hart-Davis 40s.) A LOT of people don't like to see the author's picture on the back of a book. "Heavens!" they shout, "I never thought......

Noble Actress Of Genius

by Sir FELIX AYLMER Sarah &Mons by Roger Manyell (Heinemann 70s.) R OGER MANVELL continues to haunt the stage door. Released from the thrall of Ellen Terry he turns his back on......

Lesson Of The First Free

states in black Africa by JOHN BRAINE Back to Africa A History of Sierra Leone and Liberia by Richard West (Cape 51as.) M R. RICHARD WEST'S history of Sierra Leone and Liberia......

To Listen Is Also To Serve

by JUNO ALEXANDER Becoming a Councillor by Ronald Freeman (Charles Knight 25s.) "r111-IEY also serve who only • sit and listen". And I don't mean by that, those extraordinary......

Heavyweight Light Blues

by PAUL JOHNSON The Cambridge Mind Ninety Years of the Cambridge Review 1879-1969 Edited by Eric Homberger, William Janeway and Simon Sehama (Jonathan Cape 80s.) I s there such......

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Salutary Shock To Complacency In Religion

by Rev. Dr. E. L. MASCALL Concordat Discord The Interdependence of Faiths by R. C. Zaehner (Oxford Clarendon Press 80s.) PROFESSOR R. C. Zaeh ner holds the Spalding Chair of......

Peter Pan's Creator Re-created

by Sir JULIAN HALL I. M. Barrie by Janet Dunbar (Collins 45s.) LTHOUGH The Man Behind the Image is the sub•title of this book, it is, today, the image itself that must be......

Russia's Armageddon?

H. MONTGOMERY HYDE The Victors' Dilemma Allied Intervention in the Russian Civil War by John Silverlight (Barrie & Jenkins 80s.) Will the Soviet Union Survive undl 1984? by......

The Church Against Society

by The EARL of WICKLOW Faith and Revolt Studies in the Literary Influence of the Oxford Movement by Raymond Chapman (Weidenfeld and Nicolson 70s.) W ELL over a century has gone......

Dancing Years

The World of Ballet by Anne Geraghty (Collins 35s.) NE of the chapters in this excellent anthology of the ballet deals with the fact that 'ballet 'training prepares one for......

Poetry By Elizabeth Jennings Aquarius (no. 3) Edited By...

a !TILE magazines" seem to flourish like the bay tree, often under mysterious names, occasionally, like the one under review, called after a Sign of the Zodiac (I believe there......

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A Musical Scrooge

by Freda Bruce Lockhart F EW nations would seem more gilt-edged for the cinema equivalent of traditional English Christmas entertainment than Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol'. In......

Long View Of Beatle City

TELEVISION by H. R. F. KEATING 'all be hippies' and go unshaven; until the sight of a girl makes them smarten up. They make friends with three girls who live in the......

Articles Which Make Mother Hit The Roof

by Paula Davies "I THOUGHT it was quite a good joke," said a ISyear-old. "I thought it was disgusting," said her mother. "It wouldn't influence me one bit," said the......

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Bishop All The World Thanks

BISHOP Anthony Galvin, M.H.M., the burly missionary who played a major part in foiling the assassination attempt on the Pope in the Philippines last week, is no stranger to......