7th August 1970

7th August 1970
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Dutch Church Split Feared On Celibacy

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT C ARDINAL ALFRINK, the Dutch Primate, has given a warning that the issue of priestly celibacy could lead to a rift or schism within the Church in......

Religious Clashes At Funeral Procession

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT N ORTHERN Ireland has been plunged back into violence after a spell of comparative calm. Much of the rioting has been in the Catholic areas of......

Publishers Take On 77 Titles

S HEED AND WARD have acquired the stock of 64 Burns and Oates titles, and the exclusive publishing rights for these and another B. The arrangement marks a further stage in the......

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Herald appeal The stricken areas of Peru, a country in which many British and Trish priests have been working for many years, desperately need your help. There has been a......

Marriage Want Law Counsellors Changed

THE Catholic Marriage Advisory Council is to seek a change in the law so that marriage guidance counsellors cannot be compelled to give evidence in court, even if both husband......

Minister To Consider Abortion Criticism

ity it Staff Reporter S IRKEITH JOSEPH, Secretary for Social Services, last week received an all-party deputation of Peers and M.P.s who urged him to hold an independent......

Priest Told To Quit Renewal Group

BY A STAFF REPORTER F R. JOHN CHALLENOR, Cong. Orat., has been asked by his superior at Birmingham Oratory to resign from membership of the Catholic Renewal Movement which......

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Church Has Need Of Curia Adapted To Times' Says Pope

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A STRONG hint of further reforms in the Curia was given by the Pope on Sunday when he defended the central government of the Church against......

Split In Oxfam Denied

REPORTS in two national newspapers of a "widening split" in Oxfam, based on the resignation of two members of the staff, were denied by Mr. Leslie Kirkley. director of Oxfam.......

Church Team Spend Month As 'hippies'

A WORLD of constant hunger, drugs and "Satanism" surrounded four Church Army workers who went to live with hippies for a month this summer, said Capt. Terry Henderson. their......

Barrier Crashes At Papal Audience

UNDREDS of tourists attending the Wednesday papal audience at Castelgandolfo last week narrowly escaped serious injury when a wooden barrier in the audience hall snapped from......

Dr. Salazar Buried At Birthplace

DR. ANTONIO SALA ZAR, Prime Minister of Portugal for almost 40 years, was buried last week in the graveyard of Santa Comba Dao, the village 160 miles north of Lisbon where he......

Jurists Call For Inquiry On Brazil Tortures

BY A STAFF REPORTER R EJECTING the Brazilian Government's claim that it does not torture political prisoners, the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva has called upon......

Censorship On Spanish Violence

By a Special Correspondent T WO statements defendin g Jesuit priests in Spain who had been accused of inciting workers to riot in the town of Granada have been suppressed by......

Anglicans To Build 240 Churches

THE Church of England is to spend £19 million on a building programme to be completed by 1978. It will provide about 240 new churches, 155 buildings for use as churches or......

El Salvador Church As 'people's Servant'

By a Special Correspondent T HE Church in El Salva dor has committed itself to a "revolutionary stance in the face of the problems of sin and oppression." Delegates to the......

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Mass Guide In Chinese

IT appears that not only the Engli.sh-speaking world is in need of guidance through the still unfamiliar 'terrain of the Missa Normativa. Our fellow-Catholics in Hong Kong are......

A Bit Of An Overswing, Says Cheshire

Tr is 25 years since Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, V.C. and wartime ace bomber pilot, was the official British observer at Nagasaki when the second atomic bomb was dropped.......

The Cost Of Renewal

grit IE Catholic Renewal I 2 Movement, which works behind the scenes but through the bishops to push forward the reforms of the Vatican Council is running into an economic......

;end To Weird Happenings

NV HEN Canon-Pierce Higgins, vice-chairman of the Churches Fellowship for Psychic and Spiritual Studies (an interdenominational body for investigating the relationship between......

The Language Barrier

T HE universal mission of the Church, even before the widespread use of the vernacular in the Mass, has had to contend with the divisiveness of different languages. In the......

Belmont Girls' Boss

N O old-style school-marm will be in charge of the 20 girls starting A levels at Belmont. the Benedictine school next term. Their housemistress is to be Jill Midgley, who says......

Catholic Voting Member

.OSER co-operation be tween the Catholic Church and the British anti Foreign Bible Society has culminated in the appointment of Mr. Anthony Fearn, the first Catholic voting......

More Hotel Man Hospital

by Paula Davies LIKE the Americans, it seems we are becoming steadily more obsessed with our health when we are fit rather than just when we are ill. Prevention is obviously......

Watchdogs Over 'misery Of Choice'

by Maureen Vincent 'LIKE it or not, we live in a consumer society. As the multiplicity of goods of every sort on offer increases with bewildering speed, the consumer becomes......

Can You Stand People?

I LOVE mankind but its 1 people I can't stand." Readers of "The Gospel according to Peanuts" will be familiar with this punch-line in one of the cartoons. Anybody thinking of......

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The Dutch Delusion

C ARDINAL ALFRINK, it seems, fears a split within the Church in Holland. The : dissentients would be a small but important : minority, centred on married priests determined to......

Religious Orders Must Move With The Times

by Norman St. John Stevas rrH IS week I am returning to the theme of the place of the religious orders in the modern world about which I made some reflections two weeks ago. I......

What Progress On Laymen As Deacons?

by JOHN O'KEEFFE WHEN Pope Paul offici ally slammed the door on the debate concerning the desirability of retaining compulsory celibacy for the priesthood in the Western rite......

Mushroom Growth Of Family Circles By F. C.

PRICE O NE phenomenon of postVatican II Britain has been the mushroom growth of Family Circles. Four years ago there were 54; today there are more than 400 scattered throughout......

Interim Breviary

T HE immense task of reforming the Divine Office in accordance with the directives of Vatican IT as expressed in chapter IV of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy has been......

Best Book Of All

by Canon F. H. Drinkwater S OME readers will not yet have forgotten the winning entry in the European Song Contest of 1970, last March. It was a good song. and a pleasing......

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Source, Please, For Luther Statement

I WAS delighted to read John P. Teasdales fullydocumented letter about the Old Catholics, partly because it contained an account of the littler-known and loving gesture of the......

Reviewer's Surprise At Unusual

D OM PETER FLOOD is is quite entitled to his view that the seven awed and Ward books he dismissed in your last issue are uniformly bad, but he should take more care,......

Communion Under Both Kinds

M ISS M. I. SHERIFF (July 31) says that many Catholics, "in view of Our Lord's command during the consecration, must wish to see his words given practical meaning by being able......

Longford's Views

Northern Ireland W E were dismayed by the peculiar views on the situation in Northern Ireland given by Lord Longford in an interview with John O'Keeffe in the July 17 issue of......

What Ulster Politics Need

I SHOULD like to comment -Ion Mr. Gerald Smyth's letter last week in reply to my mother's letter of the week before concerning the new Alliance Party of Northern Ireland. As an......

Propaganda

of Arabs A s another word for Jewish Zionism is merely nationalism, Lady Richmond (July 24) might like to explain why other peoples are entitled to their nationalisms without......

Double-speak By Braine On South Africa

P ERHAPS my position differs so fundamentally from that of Messrs. John Braine and Patrick Wall (July 24) that argument is vain. Since they have asked certain questions,......

Belloc, The Cape And Europe

HATEVER may be right about the supply of arms to South Africa or about Belloc's identification of Europe with the Faith, Mr. McCrone's attempt last week to associate the two is......

Telling The Truth

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question—/ v.'as in in a motor accident and, although, I was at least partially to blame. the lawyer advised me to plead not guilty' and I did so.......

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An Opportune Publication On

unknown, outlawed subject by LIONEL HARROWITZ B EYOND the shores of Ireland, what do we know of this sad, heroic saga threading its fierce, unyielding way through what at......

Pinning Down The Clergy

By S. G. A. LUFF Where are the Priests? by Fr. James P. Forrestall (St. Paul Publications 30s.) The author is an expert working for a special commission of the Roman......

Where Passions Raged

The Reformation Parliament 1529-1536 by Stanford E. Lehimberg (C.amfbridge University Press 70s) The Parliament that sat while Henry VIII broke with Rome apparently lacks the......

Unique Time-scale Of East Anglia

by Canon PETER MOORE of Ely Cathedral The Companion Guide to East Anglia by John Seymour (Collins 45s.) O NE of the consequences of so many people having cars has been the......

Oblique Looks At Our Universities

by H. R. F. KEATING I T was Looking at Univer sities Week. No major documentary on "The Dons' Dilemma" (perhaps it's time for one), but a series of oblique views of this......

Stylish And Spirited Satire

by Freda Bruce Lockhart I N extreme youth perhaps I used to feel slightly guilty about enjoying the great gangster films of long ago. Today we May be hardened to them, but it......

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Split-second Timing Needed For Pope's Trips Abroad

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT O NE of the busiest men at present in the Vatican is Bishop Marcinkus, who is playing a major part in ensuring that the Pope's forthcoming visit to......

Japan 'lacks Spiritual Values'

Fr. Arrupe, Superior of the Jesuit order, said on Sunday that spiritual values in Japan were lacking as a result of the atomic bomb which exploded over Hiroshima 25 years ago......

Heythrop Shuts Its Doors

THE Jesuits finally left the old Heythrop College in Oxfordshire last Friday. The house is to become a training centre for the National Westminster Bank. More than 1,000 priests......

Cardinal Pizzardo Dies At 93

CARDINAL PIZZAR DO, the oldest Prince of the Catholic Church and senior Vatican Diplomat, who negotiated with both Communists and Nazis, died on Saturday at the age of 93. Pope......

Former Downside Master

D OM RALPH RUSSELL, 0.S.B., for many years a master at Downside. died on Monday, aged 67. He was born at Woolacombe, Devon, educated at Downside and Brasenose College, Oxford,......