6th June 1969

6th June 1969
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Go-ahead For `friendship Meals' Among Christians

BY A STAFF REPORTER C ATHOLICS and Commission for by sometimes taking other Christians were commended by the Ecumenical England and Wales this week to express their friendship......

Common Baptism Rite Urged

A COMMON rite for Baptism by the Catholic and Episcopal Churches i n Scotland is recommended by a joint study group of the two Churches which has been holding official talks......

Brazilian

STUDENTS' PRIEST MURDERED FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT N EARLY 5,000 people, singing hymns and the Brazilian anthem, walked in an eight-mile procession behind the coffin......

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Lord Fisher Criticises Methodist Unity Plan

BY A STAFF REPORTER L ORD Fisher of Lambeth, a former Archbishop of Canterbury, is the latest of a growing number of prominent Anglicans to declare his opposition to certain......

Anglican Bishop To Preach At Vocations Exhibition

BY A STAFF REPORTER N Anglican bishop will take part in a service for the first time at the Catholic National Religious Vocations Exhibition, "Challenge '69," to be held from......

Pope Asks Biafra To Spare Oil Men's Lives

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT T HE POPE sent a personal letter on Tuesday to General Ojukwu, the Biafran leader, appealing to him to spare the lives of 18 oil workers who have been......

Jewish Lord Mayor Of Dublin

M R. ROBERT BRISCOE, who in 1956 became 'the first Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin, died on Friday, a g ed 73. One of his dau g hters is a Catholic nun. Mr. Briscoe was one of seven......

Cathedral Organ Recitals

O RGANISTS at this year's summer series of recitals in Westminster Cathedral, from June until September on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., will include Pierre Cochereau, Jean Guillo,......

Jesuit Leader. Ends Polish Tome

FR. ARRUPE, head of the Order of Jesuits, voiced support for the eccic- siastical recognition of former German territories in Western and Northern Poland, at a news conference......

Indian Bishops Unable To Agree On Encyclical

T HE Indian bishops, who decided last year to issue a joint pastoral letter on Pope Paul's birth control encyclical Humanae Vitae, have been unable to agree on its wording,......

Children 'filled Like Encyclopaedias'

m ODERN education systems were "fillin g children up like encyclopaedias" said Fr. Martin D'Arcy last week at a Men and Women of Today lunch in London. But they were sadly......

Rome Revives An Ancient Tradition

W ITII the help of the Vicariate for Rome, members of the Association of Coffee Houses, Bars and Pastry Shops have been entrusted with the Church of the Most Holy Sacrament — an......

M.p.s To Advise On Lobbying

R EPRESENTATIVES of Catholic parishes and of local world poverty action g roups are g oin g to the House of Commons on Monday evenin g to learn how to lobby M.P.s and to......

Vatican Tributes To Pope John

T HOUSANDS of people, led by Pope Paul, paid tribute to Pope John XXIII on Tuesday — the sixth anniversary of his death. The Pope went to the g rottoes below St. Peter's......

£500,000 School In Co. Durham

NEW comprehensive school, St. Robert's, which will serve the two parishes at Washin g ton. Co. Durham, and those of Birtley. Chester-leStreet and Pcnshaw, is to open near......

Tutorial Course For Catholic Teachers

D ETAILS of the new course for applicants for the Diploma in Reli g ious Education or the Catholic Teachers' Reli g ious Certificate are g iven by Fr. Anthony Bullen, Director......

2,000 At Spanish Twins' Rally

A "RALLY FOR TWINS" held in Vittoria, Spain, was attended by 2,000 from all parts of the country. The prog ramme included Mass in the cathedral which was concelebrated by seven......

£20,000 X-ray Unit Gift To Hospital

O NE of the most modern Xray units in the country has been installed in Park House nursin g home, Waterloo, Crosby, Lancs, a g eneral hospital for private patients, includin g......

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75 Years With The C.n.and Still Ooin4 Stroa4 At 90

DESMOND ALBROW O LD MEN forget : old men regret : but not Mr. John F. Fielding, a journalist who will be 90 on Sunday, who has been with the CATHOLIC HERALD for a......

Party Pattern In Melting Pot

rrHE 18th Dail has been dissolved. Polling day is fixed for June 18. And all three parties have got their campaigns well underway in what promises to be one of the closest and......

Helping Handicapped Children And Their Parents To Cope

by PAULA DAVIES IN a recent survey it was discovered that the foremost worry in a prospective mother's mind is not the birth itself nor the sex of the child but the nagging......

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B Ac K To T H E

beaches A T 9.35 a.m., twenty-five years ago today, Allied Expeditionary Force Headquarters issued their Communique No. I, announcing simply that "under the command of General......

President Potential

IT CANNOT be said with absolute cer tainty that Georges Pompidou will be France's President for the next seven years. French psephology, like its cooking, is always full of......

Legislation Needed On Transplants

By Norman St. John-Stevas P UBLIC anxiety over the -Aquestion of organ transplants is clearly profound and is growing daily. Hardly a week passes without the question of......

Muggeridge The Passionate Pilgrim

By Fr. John Harriott S.J. TH astronauts' journey to E the moon has scarcely been tracked by television cameras more remorselessly than Malcolm Muggeridge's pilgrimage to the......

Authority And 'fifth Gospel'

By HUGH KAY T HE Church's crisis of authority goes far and away beyond questions of discipline. The truth is that we are supposed • to be preaching a gospel message to every......

Poor In Spirit

A USTERITY is absolute. Riches are relative. As the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer, Christ becomes more, not less, relevant to each of us. "Suppose that a man has all......

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The Male Advantages In Church

?THERE is, of course, a biological reason why most men make better layreaders than most women they are given a much more resonant and carrying voice. This does not mean that a......

L'nn No Bernard

Y OUR paper is not unsympathetic to protestors. May I add my own modest F rotest to the others? The east of the Holy Name has been suppressed; but St. Paul was not alone in......

Teaching & Devotion To Mary

M Y apologies to Fr. Symon if my letter of May 16 smacked of "unkind accusations." Maybe I'm thickskinned, but I can't see him weeping into his tea at the thought of someone......

C.e.g. Appeal .

M AY I he permitted to appeal to Catholics to join in the work of the Catholic Evidence Guild? The Vatican Council stated in the Constitution on the Church that all Catholics......

A Few Catcalls At Latin Mass Society Meeting

I DO believe that your staff reporter and I attended two distinctly separate meetings of the Latin Mass Society reported in your issue of May 23. The one I attended was not......

Another Athens?

S OMEONE sh,puld tell your Irish diarist, T. P. O'Mahony (May 23) that the idea of Ireland becoming another Athens, Venice or Florence is not the most salutary concept for the......

Creation Of Man

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question. What am I, as a Catholic, to believe about the creation of man7 Mrs. W.M.C., Stockport, Cheshire. Answer. God is the author of all life,......

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Penultimate Portion Of A Vatican Council Mini-library

by Mgr. John M. T. BARTON THE fourth of the clearly printed and adequately translated volumes of commentaries on the work of the Second Vatican Council is also the last volume......

Look Back In Languor

by SIR JULIAN HALL The Plays of John Osborne by Simon Trussler (Gollanz, 42s.). JOHN OSFIORNE% plays, says Mr. Simon Trussler, appeal to the emotions rather than the......

Newman Confirmed

by Fr. HERBERT KELDA NY The Way to Faith An examination of Newman's Grammar of Assent by David A. Pailin (Epworth Press 50s.) WILLIAM FROUDE was the brother of Hurrell Fronde,......

Highland Fling

The Empress Brown by Tom Cullen (Bodley Head 35s.) IJ NSOLVED mysteries about royalty—especially with a flavour of scandal—are always promising material. Following successful,......

Heroes And Hero-worship

RE HEROES a good thing? In the days before television the answer to this question would have been by and large Yes. Now in the era of the box, no mean manufacturer of tuppeny......

Power Without Purpose

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART JOHN OSBORNE is by now established as one of our foremost dramatists. His antihero Jimmy Porter, the original "angry young man," may be said to have......

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Gospel Songs

Y OUR name is nowadays closely associated in people's minds with Gospel songs. Father. How would you define a "Gospel Song"? Difficult. Any song, I suppose, which puts the......

My Musical Workshop

by KEVIN MAYHEW Spurn not the spoons, my friends, although the critics frown (my apologies. Mr. Wordsworth). I conduct a church choir and its accompanying instrumental group.......

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Instruments In Church

by TONY NICHOLAS A S the Director of Music at St. Edmund's School. Portsmouth, it has been very much my concern to take an active part in the new music of the Church. While......

Value Of Singing Together

by Fr. EDWARD THOMAS T HE "suggestions" of the National Commission for Catholic Church Music for helping parishes to attain full and active participation in the Mass are......

First Things First

by BISHOP WORLOCK of Portsmouth TT was a bit of a shock "." when we saw "Liturgy" at the top of the list. Not that we thought it unimportant. But there were so many other......

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Celebrating The Presence Of The Lord

1 Introduction The Second Vatican Council called for 'renewal and fostering of the Liturgy'. What has happened in most places since then has been that a number of reforms have......

Celebration A New Record Label

SERIES I Music for everyone The music on Series I records will certainly introduce a new sound into churches and schools this doesn't just mean putting a guitar up front and......

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Journalists' Day As 'prisoners Of Conscience'

BY A STAFF REPORTER A GROUP of journalists spent Sunday in "prison" near Fleet Street in conditions like those of Tunisian prisons, where there are many prisoners of conscience.......

'missing' Members Of Club Sought

S OME of the original mem bers of St. Bonaventure's Catholic Youth Club in Welwyn Garden City, which held its first meeting in June, 1944, at the time of the D-Day landings,......

Catholics And Anglicans Discuss Spirituality

CATHOLICS and Angli cans attended a two-day conference on Christian spirituality last week at Wood Hall Pastoral and Ecumenical Centre, the Catholic Centre for Pastoral Work in......

`frustrated Spirit' Of Catholics

C ATHOLICS in Britain are only slowly managing to hear and to accept their mission to create new patterns of civilisation, says an editorial in the June issue of Clergy Review.......

Dutch Chaplain Quits Post

T HE senior chaplain of Utrecht University, Fr. Jan Kamphuis, announced on Sunday that he had reresigned his post, but not over the ban on ecumenical experiments in his parish.......

Pope Meets Lutherans

THE first official delegation of the World Lutheran Federation ever to visit the Vatican was received by the Pope on Saturday. He expressed hope for greater under standing......

Obituary

Fr, John Osborne, ('.SS.R., one of the Welsh Travelling Miissioners of the Diocese of Menevia, in hospital at Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire. aged 65. He was born in West......