4th December 1992

4th December 1992
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Anglicans Take First Steps On Path To Rome

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome and Cristina °done ABOUT 500-600 Anglican priests will meet in Birmingham next week to "review their options" for joining the Catholic Church. Fr......

Church Wants Action Now On Sunday Trade

John Ryan by Muray White THE Government should follow its pledge to offer MPs an immediate "conscience-vote" on the controversial liberalisation of Sunday shopping by clamping......

Irish Reject Abortion Law Change In 'hollow Victory'

by Timothy Elphick PRO-LIFE groups in Ireland this week welcomed the 2-1 defeat of the Dublin government's proposed changes to the country's abortion laws as "a triumph", but......

Sue Ryder Brings First Aid To World

SUE RYDER is launching an emergency relief appeal this month to raise £1 million to respond to disasters worldwide. Baroness Ryder of Warsaw is co-ordinating the new appeal in......

Row Over 'saint' Isabella

SHOULD the woman who expelled Jews from Spain be made a saint? Pope John Paul II has added to a raging controversy over the possible beatification of Queen Isabella of Castille......

Banbury's Crossroads

ECUMENISM took a step forward in Oxfordshire this month as five different denominations joined to open a new church. The project to open St Francis Highlands began in 1988 when......

Church Formed 'alliance' With Cia

by our Rome correspondent A JESUIT book published this week in Rome claims that the CIA financed the creation of a "secret ecclesiastical organisation" in Rome between 1955 and......

Carey's Homeless Appeal

by Angus Macdonald THE Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, has made a dramatic appeal for the launch of "a moral crusade" to rid society of the "evil" of homelessness.......

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Priest Trial Hits The Ropes

LETTER FROM POLAND WHEN 5,000 mourners gathered last Monday at Warsaw's St Stanislaw Kostka Church, it was for the eighth anniversary of an outrage which still stirs Polish......

News In Brief

Monks of the future FORWARD-thinking Spanish monks have launched themselves into the cut-price computer business, earning themselves the wrath of rival traders in hi-tech......

Vatican Pledges To Renew Peace Efforts

THE Vatican this week pledged to redouble its efforts to end the suffering of people trapped by fighting in the embattled republics of the former Yugoslavia. The commitment was......

Agencies Warn Us Over Somalia

AID workers in famine-hit Somalia have warned that the US decision to send up to 30,000 troops to the country will be counter-productive unless they go with a United Nations......

Bishop Fights To Save Forest Life

AN INDONESIAN bishop has joined battle with logging companies to save one of the world's most exquisite island habitats. Bishop Andreas Sol of Amboina, on Yamdena island, 1,600......

Rome Blasts Racists

by Timothy Elphick NEO-Nazi attacks on Jews and foreign workers in Germany and elsewhere in Europe are causing grave concern in the Holy See, the Vatican's spokesman said this......

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Pastoral Solace In Troubled Times

LEADING members of Britain's Catholic hierarchy focused on the solace that the Christmas message provides at this time of economic and social "anxiety", in their Advent pastoral......

Nuns Face Eviction After Debt Disaster

by An g us Macdonald HEREFORDSHIRE nuns who ran up debts of £1.2 million promotin g a visionary "care villa g e" in the g rounds of their convent home are likely to be evicted......

Orator For England

A DOWNSIDE schoolboy has been chosen from the flower of England's silver-tongued youth to represent his country at the World School Debating Championships in Canada next month.......

Bishop Urges Support For Public Service Bbc

by Angus Macdonald BISHOP Crispian Hollis of Portsmouth this week declared his support for the BBC as a high-quality public service broadcaster, and urged Catholics to have a......

Howard's End Is Nigh

THE library of Lord William Howard, whose fervent Catholicism infuriated both kin g s and q ueens, comes under the hammer at Sotheby's in London next week. Lord Howard, who......

Catholic Wife Put Murder Before Divorce

by Cristina Odone A CATHOLIC woman had her husband murdered because she was "too Catholic" to divorce him. A Derby jury is hearing evidence concerning a mother of three who......

Bishops Diaries

; a av I ' onstant o Leeds visits Rome until Wednesday for the Promulgation of the Catechism for the Catholic Church, while for several of the bishops there is an early start......

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The Ancient Power Of Prophecy Revived

John Battle MP EVERY third Friday evening of the month, as a Member of Parliament, I'm expected to report hack to the elected general management committee of the Leeds West......

A Time For Leadership

CONTINENTAL racism is rampant. The recent surge of immigration (from places as disparate as the former Yugoslavia and Somalia) that has washed over Germany, France and Italy has......

Take Action On Bosnia

THE total destruction of Bosnia, particularly its central Muslim community, is being carried out daily by the forces of the government of Serbia led by Solobodan Milosevic, by......

Woolly Catholic Thinking

THERE would still seem to be some confusion about Catholic moral teaching. In reporting a bio-ethics conference at Rome's Sacred Heart University, Viviane Hewitt (Catholic......

Reaction To Dr Leonard's Proposal For Anglicans

I WELCOME the proposal of the former Anglican Bishop of London that a uniate Anglican Church should be set up under the authority of Rome but preserving the usages and customs......

Your Editorial On The Anglican Communion Contains An...

the frequent inability of Catholics to comprehend fully the structure of the Anglican communion. I refer to the sentence, "Anglicans belong to a cosy, single-language community......

Catechetical Material, Please

I AM a staff nurse in an Indian hospital where we have a great need for reading materials, and also for used clothes, used Christmas cards, pictures, religious articles and......

Terry Eagleton And The Hijacking Of The Gospel

SOME 30 years have passed since Terry Eagleton came on a school visit to my sixth form in Manchester. He was shooting his mouth even then. and though I can't pretend I knew......

Wrongful Imprisonment Needs Our Further Campaigning

FURTHER to your article on the case of Messrs Sivalingham and Kulasingham (Catholic Herald November 13): in reply to a question from Jeremy Corbyn MP, the Home Secretary......

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Post-abortion Catholic Counsel

In the aftermath of the Irish vote on abortion, Suzanne Greaves studies a little-known Catholic programme that helps British women who have had abortions come to terms with......

The Little Way

Ronald Rolheiser FEW spiritualities have ever caught our attention and imagination as has "the little way" of Therese of Lisieux. By the same token, few spiritualities have......

Paying A Visit To John And Lizzie's

But rising costs and the need for essential modern equipment meant that basic changes were necessary for survival. The success of a £3.5 million fundraising appeal in 1983/84......

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Brilliant Chancellor? Lawson Hits Back

Lord Longford THIS is the immense apologia of a brilliant man who, rightly or wrongly, has been much criticised of late. Nigel Lawson won a mathematical scholarship to Christ......

Gold Of The Pharaoh

Shirley Lancaster NO archaeological story has so captured the public imagination as the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. In 1922, every minor detail surrounding the......

Women At The Sharp End Of The Law

Mary Kenny THERE is a joke doing the rounds about the modern Good Samaritan. The modern Good Samaritan has been trained as a social worker. He walks along the road and sees the......

A Low Life Of Excess And Wasted Talent Can Make You Unwell

Desmond Albrow STERN moralists will blanch at this chronicle of booze, gambling, fornication, cruelty, wasted talent, broken marriages and broken promises. They should,......

Last Laughs From Beyond The Grave

John Keenan WHENEVER we are asked. however lightly: "What would you put on your gravestone?" we try to come up with an answer the questioner will find witty or wise, something......

Paperback Round-up Storm: New Writing From Mexico Edited...

Labon and Pedro Serrano (Jonathan Cape, £7.50): A unique translation of some of the most exciting new writers of Mexico who are turning away from the traditional themes of the......

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Until The Moon Fails

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK I 6 N HIS days justice shall flourish and peace till the moon fails" (Psalm 71: 7). That verse from today's psalm expresses the hopes of Israel for the......

Bread To Nourish The Human Spirit

SPEAKING OF PRAYER I N THE petition "give us this day our daily bread" and in the one that follows "forgive us our trespasses", the suppliant switches from adoring and praising......

What To Do When Received Wisdom Is Stood On Its Head

In the second of her series on home life Alice Thomas Ellis looks at changing fads, from fatty foods to jogging and aerobics I READ somewhere the other day or someone told me or......

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Not Past It, Just Middle-aged

Clare Boylan contemplates with satisfaction the joys and rewards of life in the mid-forties 1 HAVE recently made an interesting discovery. There is no such thing as middle-aged......

Isle Of Peace Amid The Strife

BROADCAST NEWS by Joanna Moorhead THE rugged beauty of the Scottish isle of lona is an unsurprising backdrop against which to play a new piece of vibrant music, but Philip......

The Spoken Word Echoing In The Sounds Of Silence

MEDITATIONS ON ART by Sr Wendy Beckett THIS is a rather clumsy translation from a poem by St John of the Cross and it seems relevant to Rebecca Sulter's work. She has said......

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Bach On The Tracks Past Valhalla

Charterhouse Chronicle by Peter Hebblethwaite T HERE are two proofs that Europe is really beginning to be united. The first is that postage charges are standardised throughout......

You Can Believe In Us.

Throughout England and Wales there is a group of hospitals. All are fully equipped, with all the facilities you would expect a modern hospital to have. And all can boast teams......