4th September 1992

4th September 1992
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Mn Back End To Church-state Links New Poll Shows

by Cristina Odone CATHOLIC MPs have taken part in a survey that shows the majority of MPs believe that the Church of England ought to be disestablished. Results of the survey,......

Archdiocese Skirts Courtroom Drama

by Murray White A CATHOLIC archdiocese has denied that it is le g ally obstructin g a woman's efforts to persuade the priest who fathered her child to accept responsibility.......

Bishop Comes Of Age

A TEXAN bishop who died last month was six years older than he had admitted for more than half a century, it was revealed this week. Bishop Thomas Drury of Corpus Christi, in......

£30,000 Cathedral Theft

IRREPLACEABLE g old and silver chalices some inset with jewels and precious stones were stolen from a safe in St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle, this week. Cathedral staff estimate......

Socialite Takes Off

A CATHOLIC woman and Catholic Herald contributor has been tipped as the new chronicler of the pearls and polo set. Celestria Noel, former publisher and contributor to The......

Malawi Turns On Priests

AN Irish missionary priest has been unceremoniously deported from Malawi durin g a week of hi g h tension between Church and State. Fr Tom Leahy, of the Irish Kilte g an......

Papal Serenity

THE mountain calm of the north Italian Alps "give serenity to the spirit", Pope John Paul II said this week as he addressed pilgrims who had flocked to see him at the forest......

Us Holds Tight For New Debate On Women Priests

by Timothy Elphick A NEW draft of the American bishops' lon g -awaited pastoral letter on women looks set once a g ain to spark a furious debate in the United States on women's......

Inside

LITURGICAL REFORM: Jennifer Demolder explains the thinking behind a new, non-sexist revision of the Missal, page 5 THE LAST LAUGH: Richard Ingrams reviews the best of British......

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Rome Urged To Sponsor Talks

by Timothy Elphick THE Vatican could play a vital • role in defusing the war in BosniaHerzegovina by promoting interreligious dialogue between Catholics, Orthodox'and Muslims, a......

Visions On The Rise In America

APPARITIONS of Our Lady are on the increase in the United States, according to a Texan friar researching the phenomenon of heavenly visitations. Dominican Fr Frederick Jelly, a......

Shrine In Eye

of storm THOUSANDS of Catholic evacuees fleeing the wrath of Hurricane Andrew, which devastated large parts of the south-western United States, caused havoc at a Marian shrine......

News In Brief

Ambush attack A COMBONI missionary was killed in Mozambique in an ambush as he travelled in the province of Nampula, the order said this week. Br Alfredo Fiorini, a physician,......

Christians In India Call For Equality Under The Law

CHRISTIAN leaders in India have urged India's "untouchables" to fight harder for their rights. A Catholic member of the Indian Parliament in New Delhi this week told......

Children Of The Faith

CHILDREN in China are being taught the catechism in the face of overwhelming odds, according to an Asian Church news agency based in Thailand. The agency, 11CA news, said that......

Cardinal Comes Home

POPE John Paul II this week called the late Ukrainian Cardinal losyf Slipyj a "tearless defender of the faith" and said he hoped he could rest in peace now that his body had......

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Government Reneges On Schools Cash

by Murray White THE Government has abandoned plans to give additional money to oversubscribed schools, renewing fears that Catholic parents are being denied the right to send......

News In Brief

Sisters protest MORE than 200 sisters of the teaching order of Notre Dame de Namur have signed a letter to Prime Minister John Major condemning the changes in education polity......

Call For Church To Choose Sides

THE Church should support one political party above another when its sacramental life is under threat, Catholic families were told last week. Author Frank Hendry, in an address......

Anglicans May Flee To Rome

by Cristina Odone ANGLICANS must break away from the Church of England if the General Synod of the Church of England votes to allow women priests, a society for AngloCatholics......

Monastic Town Found On Iona

EXCAVATIONS on the Scottish island of Iona, regarded as the cradle of Christianity in Britain, have revealed the foundations of a previously unknown church and cemetery which......

Renewal Amongst The Ancient Stones

A PARISH priest will make history this week when he celebrates Mass for the first time since the Reformation amongst the ruins of an ancient Christian site on Scotland's remote......

Scottish Bishops Tackle Evangelism

A HISTORIC meeting took place this week-end at Stirling University in Scotland when the Scottish bishops met with 450 lay Catholics to discuss how the Church can improve its......

Police Are Convinced Arson Caused College Blaze

POLICE are convinced arson caused a major fire which destroyed the Student Union complex at a leading Catholic college of Higher Education in London earlier this month, causing......

Bishops' Diaries

THE National Conference of Priests is high on the agenda of many bishops this week. Among those travelling to Newman College in Birmingham for the event are Bishops Mervyn......

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Premature Euro-vision

THE NOTION of a united Europe is in essence a very attractive one, underpinned as it is by a belief in a "catholic" vision of a section of the globe, a union among different......

Technology In Grubby Hacks' Hands

Desmond Albrow APART from advances in medical science, I have never been much impressed by the steady march of technology. Scientific inventions are invariably perverted for......

The Next Dozen Years Will Show Gerard Noel's Own Reminiscing

about Humanae Vitae (Catholic Herald, Aug 21) to be "not the last word". His tone is in itself quite self righteous. Like many, dissent was my immediate response at the time of......

Why Do The Church Authorities, Uniquely In England So Far

as I can see, have to tamper with the historic calendar in seeking to ease the lot of the faithful in regard to "obligation"? Remitting the requirement to attend Mass on......

Read With Interest Your Request For Ywca Anecdotes. I Am

not sure whether you also wish for anecdotes that are YMCA related. But here goes: In 1942 I was a member of a team responsible for advertising Proctor and Gamble soaps,......

Catholic Fairground Of Distorted Coconuts

THE article about psychiatry and religion (Catholic Herald, August 29) had a touch of the fairground with distorted coconuts being set up so that they could be knocked down......

It Is So Pleasing To Read Some Recent Contributions To

the Catholic Herald. In particular want to mention those of Josephine Robertson, Ruth Rees and Christopher Monckton. They are soothing halm amidst the modern outpourings on......

Congratulations To Anne Tracy And May Mcdade For Their...

Charterhouse" (Catholic Herakl, August 21). At the time, I found the particular contribution from Christopher Monckton so ridiculously inane that I couldn't even be bothered to......

It Was Fascinating To Read The Front Page Of Your

newspaper and discover that an elderly Cardinal has bumped his head, but are you sure that you have got your priorities right? (Catholic Herald. August 14.) I ask this because......

Dangerous Occult

I WAS so very happy to read the letter by Fr PD Bhanj of Rayleigh Essex in the ((2atholic Herald, August 28) regarding the dangers of the occult I am considering setting up a......

A Couple Of Questions

MRS MARIANNE Rowell (Catholic Herald, August 14) queries Pat Jones's stance on the ordination of women and on the Church's condemnation of contraception. Jeanne Whelan responds......

Liverpool's Beatitudes

YOUR correspondent, Robert Copsey (Catholic Herald. August 21), refers to Archbishop Worlock's address at Swanwick earlier this month. He attributes to the Archbishop the......

The Liturgy Should Speak To Us All

I WRITE in repsonse to your editorial on the liturgy (Catholic Herald, August 14). You write: "To hope that liturgical reform can mould the existing Church into a welcoming......

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Whither The Latin American Church?

Observers say the forthcoming meeting of Latin American bishops in Santo Domingo will be crucial to the future direction of the Church in the region. Viviane Hewitt looks at the......

Putting Women Back Into The Mass

Jennifer Demolder, Associate Secretary of the Bishops' Liturgical Committee, explains the thinking behind a new revision of the Roman Missal that makes use of non-sexist......

A Hard Act To Follow, A Better One To Come

EUROPEAN VIEWPOINT Jonathan Kemp recounts the trials of Austria's Cardinal Groer AUSTRIA thrives on memories such as those of the AustroHungarian monarchy. Of course, it is......

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Under The Abbey Habit

Unveiled: Nuns Talking by Mary Loudon (Chatto and Windus, £9.99) Brendan Walsh A FATHER inclined to bullying catches his five-year-old daughter Eva up to some mischief. "What......

Free In The Pursuit Of The Truth

The Liberation of Dogma by Juan Luis Segundo Si (Orbis Books, £14.95) Canon Tom Curtis Hayward THIS book by the well known theologian from Uruguay is offered as a key to his......

Faiths For All Seasons

World Religions And Human Liberation edited by Dan Cohn-Sherbok (Orbis Books, New York, £12.95) Gavin D'Costa IN THIS book scholars of Judaism. Christianity, Islam, Hinduism,......

Women In The Front Line

Women and Mystical Experience in the Middle Ages by Frances Beer (Boydell Press, £29.50) Celestria Noel HILDEGARD of Bingen. Mechtild of Magdeburg and Julian of Norwich, the......

A Literary Walk On The Funny Side

The Penguin Book of British Comic Writing edited by Patricia Craig (Viking, t.:15.99) Richard lngrams HERE is another collection of British comic writing full of all the things......

Casting The First Stone Down

The Non-Violent Coming Of God by James Douglass (Fowler Wright Books, £9.95) Bruce Kent THIS is a rewarding, prayerful book. To short cut to the essentials. its message is that......

Mozart: Traces Of Transcendence

Hans KOng Foreword by Sir Yehudi Menuhin What Is the nature of that special dimension Mozart's music seems to have? This new study argues that his Catholicism is as important......

The God Of Jesus Christ

Walter Kasper "...an excellent book for students of theology who want a comprehensive survey of this central matter. for those who want an introduction to the range of......

A Time Of Gifts In The Final Hour

Final Gifts by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelly (Hodder and Stoughton, £9.99) Fr Maurice Nassau THE sub-title of this book is "Understanding and Helping the Dying". It is......

Paperback Round-up

Prayer: Seeking The Heart of God by Mother Teresa and Brother Roger (Fount, £3.99). In Calcutta and in Taki, these two giants of the Church are sought out by the young who ask......

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Worries Over A Medical Check-up

Anthea Dove reveals her feelings at being called for further tests after an "unsatisfactory" mammogram "IN England a woman dies of breast cancer every 40 minutes." These were......

As Millions Flee The War-ravaged Land That Was Once...

Hugo Slim, recently of the Middle East Desk at Save the Children, discusses the plight of refugees throughout history, and recommends that European nations take an active role......

Zimbabwe Stalked By Suffering

In the first of his eyewitness accounts from Zimbabwe, Fr Michael Begg examines the effects of drought on a nation already suffering from poverty and bad government TWO animals......

Helping Children Find A Home In Nottingham

Unsung Saints WHEN the people of Nottingham discuss commitment to others, Sheila Thompson always springs to mind. Mrs Thompson retired this June from the Catholic Children's......

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Cathedral Impressions

GALLERIES by Leigh Hatts THERE is a steady flow of visitors at the Royal Academy of Arts where the Sisley exhibition is the main attraction. This is the first major......

A Prophet On The Beat Broadcast News By Joanna Moorhead

REGRETS... most of us have a few. Except, it seems, Sir James Anderton, former Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, profiled in My Way (BBC2, Tuesday). Tough decisions to......

A Message To Set The World Free

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Wisdom 9, 13-18h Philemon 9, 6-10 12-17 Luke 14, 25-33 PAUL'S letter to Philemon is the shortest book of Sacred Scripture, but it......

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Blessed By Our Homeland Roots

Ronald Rolheiser SEVERAL years ago, when I still taught on a college staff, I had a colleague, a priest, who used to travel nearly 200 miles regularly to visit his invalid......

Rural Openness On Galilean Shores

Brendan Walsh ONE of the nice subplots in the Gospel stories is the way the emotional openness and directness of Jesus and his followers keeps getting up the noses of the......

Logging A Profit In The Modern Jungle Letter From Malaysia

THE Rio summit came and went, and the world had a chance to see Malaysia's formidable and implacably ruthless Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, on the stage. In the narrow,......