6th March 1970

6th March 1970
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Council Death Centre Warning By Doctor

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE first of a series of meetings, organised by the Human Rights Society, against the threat of a Euthanasia Bill, was told on Sunday that it could lead......

Priest-editor Expelled From Rhodesia

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT ' HE editor of the Rhodesian Catholic newspaper Moto, Fr. Michael Traber, has been ordered to leave the country by Monday. So also has Mr. Anthony......

Consultation Sought On Celibacy

By a Staff Reporter A N appeal for consultation on the matter of celibacy has been made in an open letter to Cardinal Heenan from three priests in the diocese of Brentwood. They......

Missionaries Fined In Nigeria

T WO Irish priests and a British and an American nun were each fined 40 Nigerian pounds (about £45) in Lagos last week. They paid the fines in court and were allowed to leave in......

Inquiries Increase

THERE were 21,881 re 11 last year for a course of leaflets about the Catholic Faith, according to the annual report for 1969 of the Catholic Enquiry Centre. This compared with......

Vatican Opposed To Test Tube Baby Experiments

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT T HE Catholic Church is opposed in principle to test tube babies, said Mgr. Faust° Vallainc, the Vatican's Press spokesman, last week. In defining......

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Pulpit Exchange By Anglican And Catholic Bishops

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A N EXCHANGE of pulpits between Bishop Ellis of Nottingham and the Anglican Bishop of Southwell, the Rt. Rev. Gordon Savage, whose diocese embraces......

Priest Joins Colombia Guerrillas

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A SPANISH PRIEST who was expelled from Colombia last April has re-entered the country and joined the guerrilla group in which Camilo Torres, the......

Belief's Left Out Of Youth Report

T HE Catholic Youth Service Council has told Mr. Short. Secretary of State for Education, that the report last October by the Youth Service Development Council, entitled "Youth......

Cardinal's Tribute To Canon Moore

C ARDINAL HEE N AN preached at the Sacred Heart Church, Teddington, Middx., on Sunday, at a service to celebrate the golden jubilee in the priesthood of Canon Philip Moore. The......

Vatican Committee To Study Human Rights In Brazil

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT , A VATICAN peace committee is to study evidence of human right violations in Brazil, it was announced on Monday. It will also deal with "the agony of......

Questions To

schools on ecumenism A QUESTIONNAIRE is being sent to schools in the Archdiocese of Southwark to find out about their ecumenical activities. The Diocesan Ecumenical......

Tanzania To Manage All State-aided Schools

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE Tanzanian Government has taken over the management of all schools receiving Government grants, including 1,500 of the country's 1,617 Catholic......

Pope In Defence Of Authority

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT R EFLECTING on Lent after a week's retreat, Pope Paul asked a general audience last week : "Does the enjoyment of personal liberty abolish the ancient......

16,500 Pilgrims Visited Walsingham Last Year

A N increase in the number of Catholic pilgrims attending the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham was reported by the shrine's administrator, Fr. Roland W. Connelly, S.M.......

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High Powered Help On Housing

by JOHN O'KEEFFE WEDNESDAY saw the official opening of the Shelter Housing Aid Centre by Lord Harlech, chairman of Shelter, the national campaign for the homeless. Situated in......

Al Elwain'san 1 Voice Of Poor' Seen As

Mc ROME DIARY Church's prime role A FORMER French "worker priest," Fr. Jacques Loew, who worked as a docker in Marseilles, sees a prime responsibility of the Church today as......

St. Thomas More Relics Sought By Germans In Mexico

A GENUINE relic of St. Thomas More, or failing that, of other English martyrs, is being hopefully sought—surprisingly—by the German speaking Catholic community in Mexico. A new......

Missionary-2

T HE Church is missionary of her own nature. The Church is missionary wherever she is whether it be in England or in Africa or in South America. Every member of the Church......

'bridges' Walk To Aid Crippled

T HE sixth "Cross the Bridges of London" sponsored walk — 20 miles, from London Bridge to Kew — organised by REHAB to raise money for a technical training college for crippled......

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Burglary On The Zambesi

T HE Rhodesian declaration of its new, selfassumed, status as an independent Republic ends with the words : "God Save the Queen." This pathetic ambiguity epitomises the confused......

Fillip To Smith

What is certain is that had the same singlemindedness as the breakaway Rhodesians displayed been evident in the countries opposing Smith, there would be no independent Rhodesian......

When Teaching Is Not Ex Cathedra

W HEN the Pope speaks on a matter of faith or morals and does not invoke his infallible authority what is the authority of his statement? In his encyclical Hutnani Generis......

A Cry For Aid And Your Money Rolled In

by Malcolm Muggeridge IT is difficult for me to write with moderation about the magnificent response of CATHOLIC' HLRALD readers to the Mother Teresa appeal launched in its......

Farewell To A Sacred Passport

Y were given it when IL you first left home. or were confirmed, or married, or, perhaps, converted. It was rather expensive but made to last a lifetime—printed on gossamer-thin......

Uses Of Suffering —1

TN one of the plays of Albert Camus, the central character, - 11 Caligula, sums up what he believes to be the ultimate truth of human existence: Men die, and they are not happy.......

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Questions Obscured: Mr. Stevas Is Playing With Words

A LTHOUGH thought of as a Catholic spokesman, Mr. Norman St. John-Stevas is so imprecise and elusive in his argument that he should not complain of Mr. Patrick Wan (February 20)......

Saying Mass In Latin

F R. SYMON deserves con gratulation on his clear and detailed reply to the question: Can Mass still be said in Latin? (February 27). He has managed, where many have failed, to......

Coping With Children At Mass

O NCE again the problem of small children at Mass arises. This is something, in these days of parish councils and the general awakening of God's people, which could surely be......

Wanted—a Survey On Celibacy

C ARDINAL HEENAN'S reasons for calling the argument specious which asserts that the celibacy law is an obstacle to vocations, and which you give in your last issue, reveals a......

Living And Dying As Catholics

TT seems to me—and I am -Isorry if Mr. Slater (February 20) should think me arrogant—that if a Catholic has such a poor appreciation of his faith that he is quite willing to......

An Unrealistic Approach I Should Like To Explain A...

in my interview with Paula Davies which appeared in the CATHOLIC HERALD last week. When we were discussing the celibacy of the clergy, I was trying, and obviously putting it......

Sorrow And Joy

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question — / am a member of a discussion group and at a recent meeting we were talking about our Catholic funeral service, and we came to the......

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Posthumous Modernist

by Dom PETER FLOOD, O.S.B. The Doctrine of God by R. G. Smith (Collins 25s.) THE author of this book has died since its publication; he was a professor of Divinity at Glasgow......

An Act Of Belief In The Claims Of Sociology

by R. C. GORMAN, S.J. Religion and Change 'by D. L. Edwards (Hodder & Stoughton 50s.) THE Dean of King's, Cam bridge covers Religion and Change over the last sixty years. The......

Orthodoxy Of Normative Mass The Modern Mass By Hugh Ross

Williamson (Britons 3s.) T HIS booklet is, with the exception of its last sentence, devoted to an account of Cranmer's theology of the Eucharist. The purpose of it all is stated......

The Classic Rebel Against Celibacy

by ELIZABETH HAMILTON Peter Abelard by Leif Grane (George Allen & Unwin 30s.) IT is a commonplace to say that in many ways the Middle Ages are more remote from modern ways of......

Vice Among The Privileged

by MARTINE LEGGE Six Studies in Hypocrisy by Giles Playfair (Seeker & Warburg 50s.) IN this country we believe that the duty of those who sit in judgment upon their fellows is......

Be Of Good Heart!

by MARY VAUGHAN Don't Be Afraid of a Coronary by Cyril Watling (Michael Joseph 30s.) A SUB-TITLE to this book might be "Have one on me," because Mr. Watling offers sound......

Lenten Reading By Fr. S. G. A. Luff No Rusty

Swords; Letters, Lectures and Notes from the Collected Works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Vol I, ed. E. H. Robertson (Collins, Fontana pa perback, 12s.) Dietrich Bonhoeffer was the......

Steel In The Ideal Home

PAULA DAVIES "G OING round a steel works?" came the surprised query from a friend when she heard I was off to Sheffield. "How boring." It wasn't, of course, for as anyone who......

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John Knox Subdued

TELEVISION by Maureen Vincent 'MO very different views A of religion had their place of origin in Scotland, although any resemblance between the programmes ended there. My......

Pity The Queen

FILMS by Freda Bruce Lockhart rOINCIDENCE in film I L A fare has always intrigued me. The quartet of pictures reviewed here offers two trips to the Democratic Party's......

Pilgrimage To Walsingham

THE original Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham goes back into Saxon times -to the time of Edward the Confessor—and the first site of this much venerated shrine was on the north......

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Pope To Ordain Beda Deacons

O N Pentecost Sunday, May 17, the Pope will ordain three of 26 deacons from Rome's Beda College for late vocations, who arc becoming priests this year. The three will be among......

Obituary

Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart. the author, diplomat, journalist and banker, aged 82, in a Hove nursing home. Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Peter's, Hove, on Tuesday,......