6th February 1970

6th February 1970
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Pope Urges Dutch To 'think Again'

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT °TWO days after his outright rejection of any changes in the Church's celibacy rules, the Pope on Tuesday hinted that the possibility might eventually......

Ban Celibacy Debate Plea To Cardinal

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE Catholic Priests' Association has sent a letter to Cardinal Heenan and the hierarchy expressing its "profound anxiety" about the vernacular translation......

Nigeria Deporting Missionaries

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T IE Nigerian Government was this week preparing to deport 32 Irish, British and American Catholic missionaries who had been working in the former......

Community Emphasis At Bishop's Dedication

BY A STAFF REPORTER W ITHIN ten years the new Bishop of Brentwood, Bishop Patrick Casey, will be thinking of handing over care of the diocese to a younger man. Bishop Casey,......

Vatican Reply On Brazil Tortures

By a Special Correspondent CARDINAL ROY of Quebec, President of the Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace, this week replied to a group of European intellectuals who had......

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Archbishop Praises `sacrifice' Of Marxists

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT M ARXISM showed a greater religious force than Catholicism in under-developed countries, said Archbishop Helder Camara of Olinda and Recife, Brazil,......

Call To Honour St. Thomas H Becket T He Hope That

very special honour and veneration will be given throughout the year to St. Thomas a Becket is expressed by Archbishop Cowderoy of Southwark in a pastoral letter to be read on......

Ampleforth Talks On Ecumenism

A TWO-DAY conference is to be held by Middlesbrough diocese at Ampleforth at Easter to discuss how to put ecumenism into practice. One of the organisers, Fr. Robert Carson.......

Nobel Prize Proposal By Pax Christi

T HE international Pax Christi movement has proposed Archbishop Helder Camara of Olinda and Recife, Brazil, as a candidate for the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize, Cardinal Alfrin-k,......

Church's Role As

`bridge' in life of university T HE role of the Church in the University should be to transcend the divisions so prevalent in , universities today, Fr. Nigel Collingwood,......

Power Taken Not Given, Says U.s. Sociologist

"POWER is never given; it Ais taken," said Dr. Loretta Sawyer, an American sociologist, addressing the Guild of Catholic Professional Social Workers in Manchester on Sunday.......

A Spark Of Life From Sally Trench

'W HEN a lad leaves school at 15, and finds he can't fit straight into his new life, there is a terrible gap ahead for him. Bored but not bad, he may end up in borstal, and the......

Stronger Abortion Laws Favoured

BY A STAFF REPORTER HE majority of Catholics — 53 per cent — believe that the abortion laws should be made more difficult. But members of other churches share the general view......

George Baker's 85th Birthday

G EORGE BAKER, former chairman of the Catholic Stage Guild and now a vicepresident, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Tuesday. Show business personalities will attend a......

`universe' Taken Over

rrHE Catholic weekly newspaper the Universe is to be taken over by the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo, Ltd. This week the Post and Echo said that they had agreed to buy more than......

College's Easter Poster Project

S TUDENTS of Digby Stuart Training College for Teachers, Roehampton Lane, London. S.W.15—run by the Society of the Sacred Heart— are planning an Easter poster competition. The......

Lourdes Reunion In Birmingham

A RCHBISHOP DWYER of Birmingham is attending the annual reunion of the Birmingham Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes on Monday at St. Chad's Cathedral, 'It will start with Mass......

Catenians At Mansion House

T HE Lord Mayor of Lon don, Sir Ian Bowater, and the Lady Mayoress, welcomed the London No. 2 Circle of the Catereans• at the Mansion House last Tuesday week, when the Circle......

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The Professional Touch In Religious Broadcasting

TO BE SUCCESSFUL, religious broad casting must be as professional as the rest, says the Rev. Penry Jones, who has been head of the B.B.C.'s religious broadcasting for the past......

Progress And Change For The Church In India ,

by Fr. A. NEVETT, S.J. IF one spends only a day in " a India, the temptation is to write a book about the peninsula; a week's stay may seem enough for a long feature article;......

Reflection

by Sister Madeleine, O.S.A. Sacrifice I f is a strange thought, but perhaps a true one, that 1 every meal with others is a sacrifice, in the ordinary sense of the word. For a......

Vocations

The teaching nun ACCORDING to the Cath olic Directory (1969) there are 1,271 convents in England and Wales. Some have as few as three nuns. Others have as many as several......

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A Way Of Life From The Trinity

by Norman St. John Stevas IN the state of fl ux in which we find ourselves -" and which is likely to continue for some considerable time, I suggested last week that it was......

Catholics In Public Life

M R. WOODROW WYATT'S bizarre accusations last week of pro-Biafran prejudice on the part of Catholics prominent in the mass media came as a throwback to preConciliar days. The......

Dictate Of Conscience

Individual Catholics are to work politically at the dictate of their Christian consciences and their personal political convictions, but not at the dictate of Church authority.......

Russell's Intellectual Passion

By Fr. Peter Hebblethwaite, S.J. LORD RUSSELL (Bert rand Russell) who died this week at 97 lived too long for us to see his life whole. His campaigning old age obliterated for......

A Plain Man's Guide To Modern Cant

VERBAL delusion and verbosity are the besets ting sins of our age. What we need is a Plain Man's Guide to Modern Cant to help us hack our way through the semantic jungle. How......

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Objective Treatment By Fr. Corbishley On Anglicanism

I WAS frankly astonished and dismayed that Miss Oates and Miss Campbell (January 30) could presume to `cross swords' with Fr. Corbishley, who is in the position to write......

Too Busy Saying The Mass

I AM at a loss to understand the morality behind a statement quoted by John Porter in his article of January 23 on Biafra. "They starve on Sunday because we are too busy saying......

Altering

'their last agony' N OW that we have so many changes for the better in the Church's language could we not alter the expression "in their last agony" into something more......

An Oversight?

I .his article of January 23, A Norman St. John-Stevas speaks about the unique conscience in the 'history of human 'beings. He mentions the sufferings and denials of elementary......

Former Priests

M E. P. AVERY writes • (January 23) that we should show love to priests whom the Church has dispensed , and allowed to live as laymen. Further, to my considerable surprise, he......

Those Refugees From N. Vietnam

T HOUGH reluctant to intervene, I must say that Anthony J. Brady (January 23) is utterly misinformed about the "exodus" of the refugees from North Vietnam in 195455. I witnessed......

Sex Talks On The Telly

S O the B.B.C., right up to date, Is teaching children how to mate By films, so expertly done Acclaimed by almost everyone! Thus, this authority so wise Gives reasons for such......

The Reversal Of A Papal Affirmation

N O parallel exists between the bull Regnans in excelsis of Puis V excommunicating Elizabeth, or the bull Quo Pril1114111 of the same year (1570) outlawing under pain of......

Priest Defended

m R. ST. JOHN -STEVAS has said' on a previous occasion in your columns that he hates injustice. I, too, hate it, and think he does Fr. Whatmore an injustice in his article of......

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Television cr i t ic's unfair jibe at Dutch broadcaster W HILE congratulating you on the wisdom, the understanding and the to i ,erance of your leader, "The Dutch and......

'take-all' Policy For Schools

rrHE effect of the high cost of living is being felt by almost everyone, none more so than Catholic parents and the clergy both of whom are endeavouring to meet the cost of......

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The Modernist Ideal Of A Doctrinal State Of Perfection

by--- Abbot Wilfrid Passmore O.S.B. T HE forces released by the Second Vatican Council have stimulated an already growing interest in the history of the nineteenth century......

Pope John's Homespun Formula For Serenity

by Fr. JEAN CHARLES-ROUX Letters to His Family by Pope John XXIII (Geoffrey Chapman 95s.) HEN one happens to be a diplomatist of the old sophisticated type, bred and fed on......

A Barbarian

rescuing culture by HUGH FARNASH Charlemagne by Richard Winston (Cassell 25s.) T HE "de luxe" line in history large format, lavish illustration, not too much text—is a......

Tragic Romance In A World Made Weary By War

by Sir CHARLES PETRIE The Secret Battle by Alan Herbert (Chatto and Windus 21s.) IT was well that this novel, first published in 1919, should re-appear, for it emphasises the......

At The Mystic Tomboy

by ISABEL QUIGLEY The Glory of the Lilies by Julian Forrest (Bles 25s.) F ICTIONAL biography is hard' to write at the best of times, doubly hard when the subject is tool......

Auguries Of A New Reign In Spain

by BRIAN SPILLANE Spain by George Hills (Bean 60s.) O F all the nations in Western Europe in this twentieth and bloodiest of centuries, none , has endured as traumatic an......

Religious Books By Fr. S. G. A. Luff

The Sources of Revelation by Henri de Lubec (Herder & Herder approx. 30s.) The title, eyeseatehing as subject of a major Vatican Two debate, misleads. The author knows this.......

Theology By Dam. Peter Flood Euthanasia And The Right To

death by A. B. Downing and others (Peter Owen 40s.) This is a sad book for it signals the end of civilised society, the final dethronement of the right to life, first assailed......

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Zola's Epic On Suffering

I HAVE been watching with tread-on-air joy over the past four weeks the BBC-2 adaptation of Emile Zola's block-busting novel Germinal. It depicts the life of the miners in......

Could Be Good

Saturday, BBC-2: "Review." The arts magazine includes this week a piece on Arthur Dooley, sculptor, Liverpudlian, Catholic and Communist. Can they sort that out? Monday, BBC-1:......

Canals And Carillons

GOING AWAY by John Burke BRUGES, beloved of the English, is an illuminated page out of a medieval manuscript. This cradle of Flemish art bears witness in its churches,......

Science Fiction Becomes Fact

COMPUTERS, space travel, heart transplants, robots: all the paraphernalia of science fiction has become a fact of life. One of the besetting problems of living in this......

A Christian Radical From Down-under

Ir ED NOR -7 S is a small, 2 ' plump, ordinary-looking, middle-aged man. You could easily write him off as insignificant, for he has none of the "fashionable" virtues of wit or......

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Firm Grip On Church In Russia

A N American Jesuit who -"" visited Russia last year said in Houston, Texas, that restrictions on religion there were more indirect than direct, but there was no possibility of......

Safe Conduct Plan To Holy Places

A PROPOSAL that the United Nations should establish an organisation at Jerusa!em's Kalandia Airport to provide safe conduct tours to Christian and Moslem shrines in the city was......

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Wyatt's Local Party Chairman Attacks `bias' Speech

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A. CATHOLIC councillor who is chairman of Mr. Woodrow Wyatt's own constituency Labour party of Bosworth, Leicestershire, attacked him last week for......

Poles Provide Church Shrine

A NEW shrine to Our Lady of Czestochowa was dedicated at St. Joseph's Church, Aylesbury. Bucks, on Sunday, by the Polish Bishop, Bishop Stefan Vaselle, assisted by the Polish......

Shelter From World Not Purpose Of Youth Work

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE underlying purpose of youth work was first of all to train young people to take their place in the wider community and not simply to shelter......

E390.000 School I Building In Liverpool

A PROGRAMME of school improvements and new building costing £390,000 has been started in Liverpool in educationally deprived areas subject to grants from the Government's £1......