7th February 1969

7th February 1969
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Church Revises Rules For The .

nov i t iates FROM ALAN McE LWA1N IN ROME P RIESTS, nuns and brothers of religious Orders will be more meticulously "screened" in future under new guidelines laid down by the......

By A Special Correspondent Cardinal Koenig Of Vienna...

Vienna from Budapest on Tuesday and said Cardinal Mindszenty still refused to leave the American Embassy there, where he took refuge after the Hungarian uprising of 1956.......

Vatican Lay Link Praised By Pope

POPE PAUL told his 27 member Vatican board of lay consultors on Saturday that they were "precious auxiliaries of the Church, not so much as supporters of her temporal power, but......

O'neill Faces Bitter Election Campaign

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT W ITH religious intolerance now rife in Ulster, moderate Catholics and Protestants can be the key factor in the General Election on February 24,......

Warning On Rush To Set Up

NEW STRUCTURES BY A STAFF REPORTER A WARNING against rushing to set up new structures called for by Vatican Council II while not thinking deeply enough about the real needs of......

Cardinal Frings To Resign

A RCHBISHOP FRINGS of Cologne, 82, has been allowed by the Pope to resign his See. He will be succeeded on February 23 by Bishop Josef Hoeffner, who was named as his Co-adjutor......

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Dutch Pray For Unity In Crisis Over Celibacy

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT P RAYERS were said in parishes throughout Holland on Sunday for unity in the Church in the face of the furore over priestly celibacy. The crisis......

Fr. Weir Reinstated

FR. PAUL WEIR, curate of St. Augustine's, Tunridge Wells, Kent, preached for the first time on Sunday since being banned from the pulpit last August for criticising the Pope's......

Cafod's £140,000 For Overseas Aid

CAFOD, the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development, last year made grants totalling £140,817 up to October 31, compared with £123,075 for the whole of 1967. Income for 1968 up......

Changes Must Be Reported Editor

T HE changes at present occurring in the Catholic Church were important and should be "thoroughly told" so that people could fully understand the issues involved, said the......

Archbishop Explains New Prayers

By a Staff Reporter The latest changes in the Eucharistic prayers and prefaces in the Mass which will operate from February 23, the first Sunday in Lent. on wards are outlined......

Pope Defends Rota's Ji_tdicial Power

P OPE PAUL. addressing the Sacred Roman Rota —the Church's Court of Appeal—has vindicated the "judicial power with which the Catholic Church is endowed." He said that while......

`vitality In The Church'

PE PAUL took an opti mistic view last week in discussing renewal and change in the Church at his general audience last week. He said: "We know that the Church as a whole today......

Spainpriestsplanprotest

PRIESTS and Catholic lay men in Spain arc reported to be planning a protest against the arrest of many opponents of the Franco Government since a State of Emergency was declared......

Catholics & Methodists Discuss 'gap'

BISHOP CASHMAN of Arundel and Brighton and the Rev. Cyril Wainright. chairman of the SouthWest London District of the Methodist Church. presided over a conference of 50......

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Mothers In Law

PAULA DAVIES, who has been meeting mothers who work in the professions, this week continues her series with— THE MALE ideal of femininity, which tends to be more fluffy than......

Cast Will Sail Down River In York Mystery Play

by MAUREEN VINCENT T HE surviving texts of medieval mystery plays enshrine some of our earliest literature. Through these dramatisations of biblical incidents, enacted in the......

Nobel Peace Prize Priest Dies

F R. DOMINIQUE TIRE, the Belgian Dominican priest who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1958 for his work for refugees and displaced persons in Europe after World War II.......

Priests' Open Attack On Celibacy Rule

ALAN McELWA!N'S THE first group of Italian priests to oppose openly Pope Paul's 1967 reaffirmation of the eight-centuries-old law forbidding priests to marry is demanding that......

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Liberal, Realistic, Imaginative

R ELIGIOUS are not a separate caste in the Church. Ideally, their way of life sustains the faith, hope and charity of every Christian. And their well-being is the concern of......

An Appeal To Those Students Who

have not been brainwashed BECAUSE I didn't go to a university—and 1 had a chance to. and am asking nobody to feel sorry for me— I'm on the side of the students. I can remember......

Questions & Answers

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Carelessness by a priest Question. What is to be made of the suggestion that carelessness on the part of the priest administering a sacrament may......

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Remembering The Marks Of 1 Modern Martyrdom

by Norman St. John-Stevas I HEARD with mixed feelings the news of the agreement reached about the future of the Church in Hungary between the Vatican and the Communist......

Where Do We Draw The Line?

MAY Iplease refer just once Norm an St. more to Mr. Nor John-Stevas's insistence that in the confessional, as welt as making the Church's teaching known on the matter of......

Author Replies To Critics Of His

confess ion article IF he hears confessions in the same spirit as he read my -a. article. I would not like to go to confession to "Confessor" (January 31). He attacked it......

U.s. Paper's Special Fund

A N item in your issue of January 24 asserts that the National Catholic Reporter has a ppealed-fo r funds from its readerstokeepthe paper g oin g . This is not the case. The......

A Dedicated Priest

A S an ex-parishioner of Caterham, may I j oin Miss White (Jan. 24) in agreeing that there the parishioners the are indeed lucky in their parish priest. Without wishin g to......

Warning Note On Teaching Mums

PAULA DAVIES (Jan 31) describes teaching as "the ideal PAULA DAVIES (Jan 31) describes teaching as "the ideal job for mothers." It is also the most abused one . She paints a......

Why This Grinding Of Teeth'?

M Y acquaintance with the new Jerusalem Bible is limited to hearing excerpts read at Mass. It has been lauded as an improved ,translation, but frankly I find it disappointin g .......

Catholic Women Of The Year

A COMMITTEE comprisin g representatives of the many Catholic organisations members is orga nising women memb the first Catholic Women of the Year Luncheon to take place on......

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Smuggled Out Work Of Russia's Most Powerful Modern Writer

by SIR PHILIP de ZULU ETA The First Circle, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn Marvin Press 42s.) N O-ONE in the West knows for certain how many political prisoners there were in......

In Reach Of

young people by MARY VAUGHAN Christian Marriage by J. Dominian (Darton, Longman and Todd 13s.) N O one working in any field of marriage counselling could afford to ignore......

Opting For Adoption

by CANON PHILIP HARVEY Yours by Choice, by J. Rowe (Routledge and Kegan Paul I Os.) "Y OURS by Choice" has - 11 long been recommended reading. Miss Rowe knows the English......

U P-to-date Saints

by Rev. G. E. RUTTER Everyman's Book of Saints, by C. P. S. Clarke (Mowbray 30s.) THIS is a good introductory book to the lives of some of the best known saints written......

Where History Parts From Legend

by OTTO HERSCHAN "The Last Habsburg" by Gordon Brook-Shepherd Wcidenfeld & Nicolson 63s.) T HE author's previous books on Austria already have established Mr. BrookShepherd as......

Passage To England

by THE EARL OF WICKLOW My Son's Father by Dom Moraes (Seeker & Warburg, 30s.) IS book is by a young Indian poet, who received the Hawthornden Award when at Oxford, for his......

Paperback Theology By Fr. S. G. A. Luff The Journey

Inward by F. C. Happold (Darton Longman & Todd, 12s. 6d.). The purpose is to teach you how to pray. The author is a convinced Christian writing for 'westerners' l iving within......

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Confronted By Miracles

by H. R. F. KEATING H OW diverse are the mani festations of the Universal Church. Take the phenomenon of Padre Pio and the way it was brought to our television screens last......

'dream A Pleasant Surprise

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM ("U," Cameo-Poly), has always been my least favourite Shakespeare play (of those I've seen), perhaps because it was the first......

Take A Home-from-home Holiday

like us, you have a taste for holidaying in foreign parts, coupled with a young family and a tight budget, you may think that indulging your wanderlust is out of the question.......

Pioneer Of Women's Journalism

WI IEN Evelyn Garrett. a convert to Catholicism, died last week Fleet Street lost one of its great teaching editors. and those who knew her lost a warm and courageous person......

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Shelter Plans Big Attack On Housing Problem

BY A STAFF REPORTER A BIG new effort by Shelter, the campaign to house the homeless, is planned during the corning year, Mr. Des Wilson, its director, told the movement's 1969......

Two New Visual Aids For Schools

V ISUAL Aids, of 119 Cedars Road, London. S.W.4, have produced two more film talks to their range of educational films and slides. They are a film strip entitled "Watch ing a......

`church Decay' Theme Of Study Course

A FOUR-DAY course on the theme "'The Exploding Church" which will examine the assertion that "the disintegration of the religious organisation is far from negative or depressin......

`a Bortions

bring big profits' HE recent changes in legislation covering abortion are producing large profits for private institutions, according to Professor P. J. Huntingford, professor......

Dr. Ramsey's Tribute To Gandhi

MAHATMA GANDHI, the Indian leader assassinated 21 years ago, was described as a lesson and a challenge for today's world of violence when the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr.......