5th December 1969

5th December 1969
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Church Probes Into

permissive Ru society T v" inquiries into the permissive society were announced this week. Archbishop Cowderoy of Southwark is to set up a commission to study the effects of......

Leaflet Protest In Rome Over 'new' Mass

From Alan McElwain in Rome 'THE MASS, in its new form approved by Pope Pvul, was introduced throughout Italy, in Italian, on Sunday to the accompaniment of protests and......

Centenary Of Infallibility

P PE PAUL will attend a ceremony on December 8 marking the first centenary of the council that proclaimed Popes infallible, say Vatican sources. The sources said the ceremony......

Bishop Casey Chosen For Brentwood

BY A STAFF REPORTER B ISHOP PATRICK CASEY, Vicar-General to Cardinal Heenan for the past six years, is to be the new Bishop of the Brentwood Diocese in succession to Bishop......

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Support Bishop's Appeal

BY A STAFF REPORTER P ARTICIPATION in this month's National Sign-In against World Poverty, urging the Government to increase overseas aid to I per cent of our gross national......

Cardinal Opens

'1 1HE £180,000 Catholic Radio & TV Centre at Hatch End, Middlesex, has now been completed and formally opened. On Saturday, Cardinal Heenan (above) dedicated its new chapel in......

Mass, Says

Archbishop THU: New Order of Mass must 'he welcomed "loyally and ea g erly, comin g as it does from the Holy Father," said Archbishop Beck of Liverpool. in his Advent Pastoral......

Biafra Aid 'practical Example Of Ecumenism'

From a Special Correspondent M ORE than $4 million (about £1,650,000) has been spent by Caritas Internationalis, the International Conference of Catholic Charities, on relief......

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No One But Mother Teresa

T HE supply of saints has not dried up in this materialistic late twentieth century. That is the message of Malcolm Muggeridge's study of Mother Teresa in Calcutta, shown on......

Films By Freda Bruce Lockhart

Women behind the cameras W OMEN film directors have been as rare as women conductors The comparison may be appropriate, for I have always thought, when people try to define the......

The Sign -3

W HAT exactly did the Council Fathers mean by "intellectual fitness" in regard to candidates for the priesthood? How intelligent do priests have to be? How does one measure......

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Opinion

CHALLENGE TO HATCH END g0 the Catholic Radio & TV Centre is " properly housed at last, and at considerable expense. With thousands of children in slums and adult mental wards,......

Why Still Love Christmas

by Malcolm Muggeridge TsTOWEVERChristmas may be smutched—the boozing, the guzzling, the sentimentality, the commercial exploitation and vulgarisation. etc. etc.—I still love......

Dockers And Containers In The Dock

by HUGH KAY T HERE are few more diffi cult questions than whether a labour ban is justified when a sectional claim for justice conflicts with the "national interest." Must the......

Setting A Hot Pace In Dublin

by Norman St. John Stevas 1 AST week-end I escaped from London, shivering in the depths of the premature winter, and took refuge in Dublin which was mercifully warmer than the......

Waiting-2

"MY SOUL AWAITS the Lord more eagerly than watchman waits for dawn." The sentinel on the city wall watching the sky-line for the first light is a figure of Israel waiting for......

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Sign-in:

a loaded document DO not question the need I for more, and more effective, aid for world development— witness the advertisement in the Guardian of November 18, an......

Mmaculate Conception

Question — My husband maintains that belief in the Immacu late Conception was adopted by Catholics only in the last century, but I maintain that it was accepted at the very......

The Short

answer to standing Y OUR correspondent, Frank James ( November 21), who is so enthusiastic about standin g during the Canon and Communion, has overlooked one vital point. All......

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The Materialism And Poetry Of Christmas

CARDS, crackers, candles, mistletoe. holly, the turkey, and, oh. so many other things — these have, in our day, assumed an importance that has nothing to do with the birth of......

A Glance Back At Schooldays

Unholy smoke and rows at Downside by AUBERON WAUGH IT was only thirteen years ago that I left Downside and finished my formal education — at Oxford, there was never time to......

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The Death Wish Of Western Intellectuals

S OME two years ago I and nine other writers sent a short letter to the Times expressing our support of the American action in Vietnam. Rarely can so few words have caused so......

Christmas In The Infants' Class

by MAUREEN VINCENT THE story is 2,000 years old and we know it by heart. Nowadays, of course, novelty is the cardinal virtue, even in stories. "Stop me if you've heard it," is......

Can Writers Afford To

be charitable ? by CHARLOTTE BINGHAM '11 WOULD like to think that it is possible to be a writer and still be charitable, but then I would like to think it is possible to be......

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A Tigar For The Teachers

by Sr. M. ANTHONY, O.C. The Noble Army by Clement Tigar, S.J. (Blond Educational 9s.) I T is good to see something new from the pen of Fr. Ti g ar. "The Noble Army," in two......

Rome's Historic Churches

LILIAN GUN - FON The author employs an original idea, describing Rome's 'stational churches' in the order in which they are traditionally visited. Her fascinating study is......

Protest Of Pity Against Hell Of Scientific Torture

by ETHEL MANNIN In Pity and i n An g er A Study of the use of Animals in Science by John Vyvy-arr, with a foreword by Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding (Michael Joseph 35s.) IT IS......

Memoirs Of A Brave And Gentle Guerilla

by BISHOP WORLOCK Con q uest without Victory by William Jordan (Hodder & Stoughton 35s.) M OST war books published nowadays are fiction. Truth is stranger than fiction. But it......

A Reason For Royalty

by MARTINE LEGGE Queen Alexandra by Georgina Battiscombe (Constable 50s.) THERE is a great deal of difference between the qualities that make us love people who are part of the......

Feast For Mortonians

H. V, Morton's Britain (Methuen 75s.) T HOSE in search of Morton need look no further, but they must not be looking for anythin g new. This amply illustrated volume reprints......

New Novels By Donal Giltinan

Monk Dawson by Piers Paul Read (Seeker and Warburg 30s.) Something in Disguise by Elizabeth Jane Howard (Cape 30s.) The Bargees by John Toft (Dent 30s.) Hallowe'en Party by......

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A Blinding Light

on the road to Lime Grove by RIVERS SCOTT The Neophiliacs by Christopher Booker (Collins 2 gns.) CHRISTOPHER BOOKER should have been present on the Areopagus when St. Paul......

Candid Labour Of Love For Workman Gill

by BROCARD SEWELL, O.Carm A Cell of Good Living: The Life, Works and Opinions of Eric Gill by Donald Attwater (Geoffrey Chapman 45s.) W HEN he was sixty, Eric Gill's friend,......

Night Life Of The Guardian

by IVOR BROWN The Bedside Guardian (Collins 25s.) O NCE more the nocturnal readers of the Guardian's best are supplied with their paraphernalia, which was the Greek word for......

Theology Today By Gerard Meath, O.p.

The Climate of Monastic Prayer by Thomas Mertora (Shannon 35s.). This posthumous book is one otf the most important Thomas Merton ever wrote and it is to he hoped that its......

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Scientists Disprove Tradition Of St. Peter's Chair

'r 'I1HE efforts of the Holy HE to distin g uish be tween truth and false tradition-as in the case of numerous saints who weren't- g oes on. The latest victims is St. Peter's......

15 Bishops For Synod Secretariat

R OPE PAUL announced last week that 15 residential bishops from all over the world are to be appointed or elected to work in Rome with the Vatican Secretariat for the Synod of......

Italian Divorce Bill Fight Not Over Yet

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT I TALY took her first step towards legalised divorce with the approval last week by the Chamber of Deputies of a Bill permitting divorce in a limited......

Denial Of Cardinal Mindszenty Report

V ATICAN officials said on Vance Hartke of Indiana to Monday a report that live in the United States. Cardinal Mindszenty. Primate No new developments had of Hungary, would go......

What Do You Want Father Christmas To Bring You?

PAULA DAVIES T RY as one mi g ht to incul cate some more pious ideas into their heads, the most important thin g about Christmas for youn g children is what they are g oin g to......

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Church In Aston For Christmas

A '" years of celebrating Mass in the local Anglican Church Centre and before that in a pub and a miners' social club, Catholics in Aston. near Sheffield, hope to celebrate......