5th June 1992

5th June 1992
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Vatican Delegation Fights Against Restrictions On Family...

Cardinal prays for fairer world as Rio Summit meets by Viviene Hewitt in Rome and Cristina ()done CARDINAL Basil Hume called for an end to "over-consumption of the rich world"......

Little People Summit

by Murray White AN alternative Earth Summit, held in Brazil by Church and trade union groups last week, sent a unanimous warning to the UN summit that overcoming environmental......

Anglicans 'betrayed'

THE Anglican Church is no longer a "working model", warned one of its leadin g spokesman this week. The leader of the Catholic Group of the Church of England's General Synod,......

Bishop Blasts Pacific Polluters

A BISHOP from the tiny Pacific island republic of Kiribati spoke out this week against attempts by multinational Australian and British companies to dump nuclear waste on the......

Multi-faith Pilgrimage

THE annual Westminster Interfaith Programme will sponsor its seventh peace pilgrimage next week, with more than 200 participants expected to march through London. The......

Benedictines Bowled Over By Downside Celebrity Batsmen

by Timothy Elphick TWO celebrity cricket teams batted for supremacy this Tuesday afternoon on the crisply-mown grounds of Downside Abbey, the Benedictine boys' school near......

Ratzinger Slams Rome Dissenters

by our Rome correspondent IN A new call to theological order, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has accused progressives of......

Ins Id E

SAVING THE PLANET: Bruce Kent, Judith Rice, and Billy McKenna express doubts over the Earth Summit, page 5 TRAFFIC JAM: John Battle MP on the dubious virtues of the car, page 4......

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Ghosts Of War See The Light Of Day

Letter from El Sahador LAST week, more than 10 years after one of the most terrible massacres of El Salvador's civil war. lone survivor Rufina Amaya's hopes for a Christian......

Pope Pledges Help For Moslem Refugees From Bosnian Fighting

by Timothy Elphick THE Holy See has pedged Catholic aid to help Moslem families fleeing the bloody civil war in the former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia-Herzogovina. "The......

Women's Pastoral On Bishops' Agenda

THE United States bishops will have their last chance later this month to debate the tone and direction of their controversial pastoral on women in the Church before they are......

New Links For Rome

THE Holy See this week announced that it was to enter into diplomatic relations with the former Soviet republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova. The Vatican said......

New S I Ii Brief

Malawi concern THE Pope this week expressed Rome's grave concern over Church-state relations in Malawi following the recent expulsion from the country of Fr John Roach,......

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Nottingham May Merge 20 Parishes

by Angus Macdonald THE diocese of Nottingham in an attempt to cope with a continuing shortage of priests is considering a major territorial • shake-up which could involve the......

Sunken Church Treasure Recovered From The Wreck Of A Spanish

galleon that went down off the Bahamas more than 300 years ago was sold for record sums at a London auction house this week. In the sale of gold coins, bars (centre) and jewels......

Bishops' Diaries

SEVERAL of the bishops meet in London at the beginning of this week for the Bishops' Standing Committee. They include Archbishops Maurice Couve de Murville of Birmingham, Derek......

News In Brief

Campaign to save friary WELSH environmentalists are campaigning to save the 13th century friary of Llanfaes from being developed as sewage works, when the case will be brought......

Metropolitan Cathedral Marks Its Silver Jubilee

ABOUT 2000 people are expected to pack into Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral on Sunday to hear Archbishop Derek Warlock celebrate a Mass marking the cathedral's Silver Jubilee......

National Organisation Of Catholic Laymen

The Laity Steadfast We honour Christ most of all when we honour His Father, who is also our Father. We who are Parents honour Father, Son and Holy Spirit in honourable......

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Turning The Other Cheek In A Traffic Jam

JOHN BATTLE MP PERHAPS not the first place we'd look to for Gospel exhortations would be the Department of Transport's "Driving Manual". Yet in the recently-published version......

Muzzle The Dogs Of War

THE story of how the civilised world bungled Europe's first war since 1939 stands as an indictment of shame and reproach against President Bush's new world order, the EC's......

Rich 'n' Poor

GOING to the Earth Summit without signing the treaty on biodiversity is paramount to sitting in a car without putting the keys in the ignition. Recognising that natural......

Bring Back The Catholic In Class

MAY I respond, as a parent and a teacher, to both Tim Duncan's letter ("Should children learn about sex at school?") and your excellent editorial ("Back to the blackboard") of......

Brookside And A Spanking

WERE Francine Streatham my daughter, she would receive a good spanking for her unkind comments about Brookside and its gripping story-line of clerical love and lust. Ms......

Who Dares Call For A Review Of Clerical Celibacy?

AM I the only Catholic to be amazed by the call to abandon clerical celibacy following the Casey case'? I refer to your leader (Catholic Herald, May 15). Could those of us who......

Plea For Funds To Zimbabwe Self-help Enterprises

LAST autumn, I spent some time in Zimbabwe. I became very much aware, during my travels throughout this country, of the water shortage problems there. People were praying for......

Church Music Report Plays False Note

WITH reference to the long awaited report "Archbishops' Commission on Church Music" (Catholic Herald, May 29): the report contains certain inaccuracies in its references to the......

Over-population And Rooting Out Poverty

AS the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro begins, it is good to hear the voices of some of our bishops and other influential people in the Church who, along with representatives of......

No To Those Who Want A Female God To Replace Our Lady

I AM writing with regard to the article "Female Imagery for God is Welcomed!" (Catholic Herald, May 22). As a Catholic woman, it saddens me to read that the president of the......

Moved By Mother-love

HOW moving is Anthea Dove's account of spending a day with a very poor family (('atholic Herald. May 22). I found the profile of the mother, who succeeds in instilling love......

Casey Removal

PETER Hebblethwaite ((atholic Herald, May 22) is misinformed. The Pope did not "remove" Bishop Casey as he suggests. Bishop Casey resigned, and the Pope accepted his......

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Medical Checkup That Ignores Cancer

Bruce Kent suggests that to discuss environmental development without addressing military spending is ultimately worthless NO CHRISTIAN can fail to be concerned about wealth,......

Will All This Talk Lead To Nought?

Rio policy-makers must not separate development and environment, warns Judith Rice The Economist dubbed it the "hot-air summit": and what more suitable title for the......

A Country Barely Fit To Host The Earth Summit

THE Earth Summit starts on June 3 its objective: to save the world. Nearly 155 heads of state, including those of most of the countries of the industrialised West, will put......

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Daring To Challenge The Dragon

Sino-Vatican Relations: Problems in Conflicting Authority 1976-1986 by Beatrice Leung (Cambridge University Press, £45) A G Bishop DR BEATRICE Leung, who teaches political......

The Hidden Hand Of God

Fatima, Russia and Pope John Paul II by Timothy Tindal-Robertson (Augustine Publishing Company, £3.25) Michael Bourdeaux ECONOMIC disaster, collapse of political will, the......

Revealing Holy Land Horizons

The Holy land: An Indispensable Guide for Travellers by Jerome Murphy O'Connor (Oxford University Press, £8.99) Thomas Lloyd THIS IS an updated edition of a book that has......

The Man At Home With Poetry Or Power

Summer Meditations on Politics, Morality and Civility in a Time of Transition by Vaclav Havel, translated by Paul Wilson (Faber and Faber, £6.99) John Budgen IF ever there was......

Poet's Puppy Love Finds New Audience

Shelley's First Love: The Love Story of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Harriet Grove by Desmond Hawkins (Kyle Cathie Ltd, £14.99) Candida Brazil IN the years 1809-10 the poet......

A Charming Child's-eye View Of The Saints

Stephen's History of Saints illustrated by Stephen Pepler, aged 6, and written by Louie Hoare (Cardozo Kindersley Editions, £8.95 hardback, £4.95 paperback) Eric Gill and David......

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The Golden Age Of Good News Making

The elderly are an undiscovered mine of creativity, says Edmund Flood OSB continuing a series on evangelisation WHAT'S the Church for? The last three Popes' answer is......

Signs Of A Vocation

The Grail PERSONAL retreats offer the serenity and time needed to begin and/or explore the possibilities open to us. To make any journey to a chosen destination, we need to......

What Opportunity Of Work For All?

EUROPEAN NIEWPOINT NOW that the election is over political debate will continue with less heat. But will it generate more light? By far the most important question which......

Hope At The End Of The Rainbow

CHURCH IN ACTION Murray White meets a nun working at Francis House, a hospice for terminally ill children in Manchester. PREPARING for death is not something we are very adept......

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The Meaning Of The Mass

BRO 1,DC.•,ST NENN S h■ Deborah Thomak, THE Mass (Channel 4, Saturday) was about one of the world's great religious ceremonies, a fixed point in the lives of scores of millions......

The March Of Feet To A Pilgrims' Feast

WINDOW ON THE ARTS h■ • Timoth■ Elphick FOR pilgrims whose feet have pounded the long road across northern Spain to the medieval shrine of St James at Santiago de Compostela,......

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Loss Of Cool And The World Cup

NO doubt there's been more than enough already this week about you-know-who and his boy in America, and I don't intend to prolong the agony or drag the bishop's name through any......

Mourning For A Life-giving Death

RECENTLY I lost a sister through cancer. In my previous column, I described her death, how the pain and devastation of this disease eventually reduced her to a state where in in......

When Star-gazing Gets In The Way Of Apache Worship

I .vIter from merica HOW would you like it if you had to pay money to go to church? What would you say when you discovered that the receipts were going not to your church but to......