6th November 1992

6th November 1992
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Pope Urges Parishes To Help War Victims

by Timothy Elphick THE Pope this week drew the world's attention to the plight of the child victims of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and called on Catholic parishes to raise......

Lourdes Defended

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome LOURDES pilgrimage organisers in Rome have denied reports in the American magazine Health that miracles at the famous Pyrenean sanctuary are "scarce".......

Priests Call For Deeper Thinking On Social Issues

by Cristina Odone BISHOP Leo McCartie of Northampton and over 20 priests from his diocese focused on how to shake the "culture of contentment" prevalent today at a conference......

Crowley Accepts Diocese

BISHOP John Crowley, currently auxiliary bishop in Westminster and chairman of CAFOD, is to he the new bishop of Middlesbrough. Pope John Paul II has chosen Bishop Crowley to......

Religion Can Fill Political Vacuum, Says Cardinal

CARDINAL Basil Hume reminded Britons of all faiths that religion has "social implications which are often overlooked" and that they must continue to fight human rights abuses.......

Brookside Boost For Cafod In Tv Soap

MORE than six million television viewers will learn of the work of Catholic development agency CAFOD this week when Brookside's ex-priest Derek O'Farrell sets up a charity shop......

Galileo Restored To The Heavens

THE Church's definitive rehabilitation of Galileo Galilei, the father of modern science, marks the end of centuries of Vatican "interference" in the sphere of science. That was......

Spuc Denies Flouting Election Rules

by Murray White A LEADING pro-life group, the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has hit back at claims that it has broken electoral rules. The Director of......

Inside

HIGH PRIESTESSES?: John Selwyn Gummer and Liz Roe debate women's ordination on the eve of the crucial Church of England debate, while Angela Perkins, describes a new role for......

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Irish Pro-life Campaign Defies Ruling

by Timothy Elphick IRISH pro-life campaigners put on a show of defiance this week following a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that Dublin's ban on abortion......

Miracle Cure Priest On Tv

AMERICAN television viewers will tomorrow be treated to a documentary exploration of the miraculous cure of a priest two years ago. The CBS programme, Miracles and Other......

Liberians Mourn Murdered Nuns

THOUSANDS of distressed mourners crowded into the cathedral in Liberia's carital city, Monrovia, on Sunday to pray for the souls of five Catholic nuns murdered by rebel forces.......

Ransom For Franciscan

AN £80,000 ransom has been demanded for the release of a Franciscan missionary kidnapped in the Philippines by Muslim gunmen, it was revealed this week. Br Augustine Fraszczak,......

More Marx At Seminary

A CATHOLIC seminary in Shanghai has been told that there is not enough Marx on its curriculum. The government-approved Sheshan seminary was warned by the Chinese authorities......

Prelates In Hit-and-run

BRAZIL's Cardinal Arns and the secretary of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments were injured in a hit and run incident in the Dominican Republic......

Us Pastoral Letter On Women In Limbo

THE American Church's controversial pastoral letter on women will not be approved when the bishops vote on the proposed document at their autumn meeting next month, a US bishop......

News In Brief

Antisemites condemned ANTI-semitism and all forms of racism are grave sins, Pope John Paul H said this week on the 27th anniversary of the Vatican H document on relations with......

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Bill Details 'disappoint' School Chiefs

by Murray White CHURCH education authorities held a top level meeting with Government officials last week to relay their concerns for the future of Church-run schools on the......

Flock To Rome After Yes Vote Is 'unlikely'

by Angus Macdonald IF THERE is a "yes" vote in next week's crucial vote on the ordination of women to the Church of England, there is unlikely to be a rush of disaffected......

An Anglican Welcome To Daily Mass

ANGLICANS in a rural Dorset town have been quick to open their hearts and their doors to a neighbouring Catholic congregation rendered homeless this week when builders moved in......

Bishops' Diaries

THIS Sunday is Remembrance Day, and will be marked by Bishop Mervyn Alexander of Clifton who attends a parade and service at the city cenotaph in Bristol, and Bishops John......

Blind Diver Goes For Underwater Record

THE chilly waters of Cumbria's Lake Windermere will provide the setting for a mammoth subaquatic record-breaking attempt this week when blind Catholic diver Michael Wright swims......

Priest 'weaving Threads Of Light' In Brazil Is Honoured

CARDINAL Basil Hume presented Brazilian parish priest and human rights activist Fr Ricardo Rezende Figueira with the 1992 Anti-Slavery Medal at an award ceremony in London last......

News In Brief

Warning on cults AN American priest who is a world expert on cults and sects is in Britain to discuss the lessons to be drawn from the US Church's experience. Fr James LeBar,......

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Women's Ordination?

Women in the Anglican Communion will shortly learn whether they can be ordained. Whichever way the vote will swing on November 11, there will be disappointment and hurt on......

St Philip's: Round Two

MR JIM Meehan assails my article on St Philip's RC school, Birmingham, as containing "a number of misrepresentations". Before I deal with Mr Meehan's specific accusations, let......

Thank You For Your Support Of Vocations

I WOULD like, through this Letters' Page, to convey my deep gratitude to all who responded to my recent appeal for the Marsabit Mission in North Eastern Kenya, on the occasion......

'no' To Guitar-strumming

Mass and folk liturgy HOW delighted I was to read (Catholic Herald . October 23) the letter from MJ Daggatt entitled "Tradition and undiluted doctrine carry the day". I, like......

Homelessness And Overseas Aid A Tod Oriorit

John Battle MP PERHAPS it's some consolation for those who wanted homelessness and overseas aid to be higher up the political agenda to know that during the General Election in......

Teachers Under Study

CATHERINE Lane (Catholic Herald , October 16) is to be commended for the choice of the "Catholic Teacher in the Catholic school" for her MA dissertation. As a "returned"......

Star Gazing Vatican

THANK you for drawing our attention to the disrespect, not to say desecration, being carried out in the Vatican's name at Mount Graham (Catholic Herald, October 26). Surely the......

Nothing Offensive In Girl Servers

"FEMALE altar servers a grave sin" (Catholic Herald, October 30): sin is an offence against God is God offended by the young females he has made, offering up their time to serve......

Thanks To Fr Rolheiser

THANK you for Fr Rolheiser's wonderful piece of writing on marriage (Catholic Herald, October 19.) This is something to cut out and keep. But he uses a phrase in the last......

Sorrow Of Liberal Democrats On Abortion Resolution

COUNCILLOR George Kendall describes the motion on abortion passed at the Liberal Democrat conference "us so ambiguous that its proponents were able to persuade some pro-lifers......

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John Gummer, Minister Of Agriculture And Member Of The...

Divisive, not divine, issue IT IS a scandal that women have had to fight so hard to be accepted as men's equal. Worse than a scandal, it's a sin, and a sin of which the Church......

Leaving Rome To Join The Priesthood

Cradle Catholic Liz Roe, of the Student Christian Movement, became an Anglican last year because she seeks ordination and thinks the Synod will vote "yes" next week WHEN people......

A New Willingness To Listen To Women In Church

Angela Perkins, Development Officer of the National Catholic Board of Women, on the new role for women in the Catholic Church THE phrase "Do Not Be Afraid" appears frequently......

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Witnesses To The 20th Century

Cristina Odone meets Naim Attallah, interviewer of history-makers NAIM Attallah — self-made milionaire, publishing mogul, generous angel behind a cluster of theatrical......

Priest Who Sought Peace

Undiscovered Ends: An Autobiography by Bruce Kent (Harper Collins, £15.99) Oliver McTernan MY FIRST encounter with Bruce Kent left me singularly unimpressed. It was in the late......

Paperback Round-up

Perspectives for Living: Conversations on Bereavement and Love by Bel Mooney (John Murray. £9.99): A moving and sensitive series of conversations in which those who have come to......

Is The Virgin Birth A Dangerous Myth That Needs Rethinking?

America's most controversial bishop tells Timothy Elphick about his startling views on the virgin birth and his hopes for the future direction of the Church FROM the moment the......

Humour And An Emphasis On Friendship In A New Prayer Book

Daring to Speak Love's Name by Dr Elizabeth Stuart (Hamish Hamilton, £7.99) Mary Loudon "WHAT was she like?" That was the first question my flatmate asked me on my return from......

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The Raising Of A Heart And Mind To God

Dom Bernard Orchard OSB turns to the great mystery of our being in the first of five articles about the relationship between man and God Speaking of Prayer IN his Holy Rule,......

Hugo Slim Assesses The Meaning Of Masculinity In A...

Jesus, the New Man of the age T HE search is on for a new kind of manhood. The fledgling Men's Movement is coming alive with men's groups, wild-man weekends and new men's......

Looking Forward To The Start Of A New Life

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards 2 Maccabees 7: 1-2, 9-14 2 Thessalonians 2: 16-3, 5 Luke 20: 27-38 TODAY'S readings are about the resurrection. Luke tells us that......

Base Communities After The War

Mary Durran writes from Honduras about the Church and the new peace IN the remote mountain village of El Zancudo, the little church comes alive every week with guitars and......

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Yearnings Unfulfilledd

This week Clare Boylan looks at marriage and pleads for a genuine meeting of minds WHAT are husbands for? Twenty years ago, when I got married, it wasn't a question anyone......

Orange Of Autumn Leaves

MEDITATION ON ART by Sr Wendy Beckett FRED Pollock's "Orange Patch" is two feet wide hut nearly seven feet long. In normal viewing conditions, we have to move along it before......

A Deadly Precedent

BROADCAST NEWS by Joanna Moorhead NEXT week, Airedale Hospital Trust and the Yorkshire Regional Health Authority go to the High Court in an attempt to get permission to end the......

Theatre

FOR a long time I have moaned about the invasion of London's West End by an endless succession of musicals. Thus I welcome to London the best musical in town. Radio Times at......

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Speaking In A Mother Tongue

Ronald Rolheiser H ANS Urs von Baltasar once wrote: "After a Mother has smiled for a long time at her child, the child will begin to smile back; she has awakened love in its......

Kite-flying Among Puffs Of White Smoke

Charterhouse Chronicle by Peter Hebblethwaite I WAS rather shocked by this recent headline in the Catholic Herald: "Rumours rife over John Paul 11's choice of successor." For......

Hope On The Road To Soweto

Letter from South Africa A FTER three glorious months' leave with family and friends, I braced myself for the next five year stint. Stepping out into an icy blast at......