7th February 1992

7th February 1992
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Patriarch's Remarks On Holy Land Anger Israeli Leaders

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome ROME'S relations with the state of Israel hit a new low this week with a public clash between the Jewish Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Latin......

Westminster Bids Bishop Farewell

by Joanna Moorhead WESTMINSTER archdiocese this week bade farewell to one of its auxiliary bishops, Gerald Mahon, who died last week at the age of 69. Fellow prelates, priests......

Traditionalists Name Terms For A Return To Vatican Fold

by our Rome correspondent FOLLOWERS of the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre are seeking a reconciliation with Rome. Sources at the Conwegation for Clergy have revealed that......

Uk Aid In Reverse'

MONEY paid back to Britain by debtor nations in the third world has outstripped aid and new loans given by the UK government for the first time, according to a report released......

Bishop Harris Stands Down

BISHOP Augustine Harris of Middlesbrough is to retire as soon as the Vatican names a successor. The former prison chaplain, for 12 years an auxiliary bishop in his native......

Rome Rules On Cross Dressing

by our Rome correspondent TRANSVESTISM crossdressing by one or other of the partners in a Catholic marriage is not grounds for an annulment, the Vatican's Rota Romana tribunal......

Hume On Homeless

by Angus Macdonald CARDINAL Basil Hume has welcomed a government initiative to house Britain's homeless in vacant properties, but reminded his audience of the personal......

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Palestinian Hopes For Peace Dividend

by Timothy Elphick Palestinian leaders are hoping for a post-Cold War "peace dividend" when they meet with Israeli negotiators for the third stage of the Middle East conference......

Africa 'on Top Of World Agenda' Plea

RECONSTRUCTING African countries mined by famine and war needs to be a high a priority for western governments as rebuilding the collapsed economies of the eastern bloc if the......

News In Brief

Threat to creation AMERICAN and Canadian church leaders, including Catholic Church representatives, have called on their governments to stabilise and reduce the amount of gas......

Vatican-nazi Ties Denied

CLAIMS that the Vatican was implicated in a network established to smuggle Nazis out of post-war Europe are based on false evidence in United States intelligence reports, a......

Rome For Rise In East

THE church in Asia must "announce justice and denounce injustice" to become a source of life in places where Christians were under threat, the Vatican's top-ranking justice and......

Priest Faces Reprimand Over Sexual Ethics

A CANADIAN priest has been challenged by the Vatican to clarify his views on sexual morality or face disciplinary action. Rome officials demanded a public declaration by Fr......

Keep Street Traders In Hard Times, Prelate Urges

STREET vending should be legalised in America's big cities to give people a chance to hold their lives together during the recession, Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles said......

Papal Tour To Take In Moslems

POPE John Paul will meet with Moslem leaders and visit an island that once housed West African slaves destined for the New World during a week long visit to Africa this month,......

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Bishop And Minister Meet Over School Row

by Joanna Moorhead CATHOLIC education chiefs including Bishop David Konstant have been summoned to a meeting with government ministers to thrash out the issue which parents in......

Anglicans Voice Dismay Over Vatican

SOME aspects of the Vatican response to the first AnglicanRoman Catholic International Commission report are disappointing, bishops of the Church of England admitted this week.......

Church Aid Promised For Miners

A CATHOLIC bishop and other Christian leaders have said they will help miners whose jobs have come under threat. Bishop David Konstant of Leeds said this week that he and......

Pupils Bid For Stage Stardom

ONE of Britain's top theatre companies is to decide later this month whether a musical written by pupils at a Catholic school will get a showing on a London stage. Producers......

Priest's Memorial Statue Desecrated

A MEMORIAL to a priest who set up one of Britain's biggest Catholic charities has been destroyed by vandals. The memorial, a statue of St Vincent de Paul, bed stood on the......

News In Wet'

Joumies' friend CHRISTIANS travelling in Europe can look forward to upto-date information with the recent publication of the Christian Directory of Europe. Produced by the......

Author Comes, To The Aid Of Cold Parishioners

AUTHOR Catherine Cookson has warmed the hearts of parishioners at her old church by paying for the installation of a new heating system. The congregation of St Peter's and St......

Bishops' Diaries

SCHOOLS and Catholic colleges are, as ever, a focus of the bishops' activities in the coming week. Bishop Patrick Kelly of Salford will spend Thursday and Friday at St Margaret......

Lords Targeted On Asylum Bill

THE Catholic bishops this week step* up their opposition to the Asylum Bill when they. hosted a public debate on the issues raised by the proposed legislation. The meeting,......

Peace Groups Question Legality Of Subs

PEACE campaigners of all denominations will attend a cathedral service on Ash Wednesday to dedicate a letter which questions the legality of siting nuclear submarines in......

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The Genius Of Bishop Mahon Much Missed

THE death of Bishop Gerald Mahon has robbed the ecumenical movement of one of its most eloquent and impressive advocates at a time when such men and women are sorely needed. Not......

Mean-spirited Government

ONE of Chris Patten's gifts as a politician is his ability to say one thing and do another. When he was Minister for Overseas Development he gave an interview to the Catholic......

Secret Or Serene World Of Opus Dei?

ON January 24 the editor invited readers to "share their personal experience of Opus Dei " a challenge 1 must accept because the following two experiences disturbed me very much......

Where Is The Future Of Unity?

YOUR editorial "Recovering the unity initiative" (January 31) goes too far when it suggests that there should be a commitment to theological and doctrinal dialogue even at the......

Teacher Knows Best?

FORMER DES civil servant John Richards (January 24) manifests what most parents and teachers have long suspected, namely that the education establishment claims to know what is......

Silence Is Golden In The Liturgy

I WAS very impressed by John Battle's article on silence (January 3). Commenting upon a football crowd's inability to keep a full minute's silence, he drew a parallel with the......

In Defence Of The Healing Powers Of Regular Confession

I WONDER if I may try to clear up a misunderstanding that seems to be implied in Ann Skinner's letter (January 17) and which I suspect is very widespread, at least in my......

Roots Of Discrimination

RE.: YOUR leader "Misplaced OutRage" (January 24). Surely OutRage might be forgiven for not appreciating the complexities of the Catholic Church's teachings about sexual......

Britain's Debt To Ireland

I WRITE in support of Fr Medcalf's proposal (January 24) that the British government should talk with the men of violence in Northern Ireland, both Catholic and Protestant. In......

None But The Brave

DESMOND ALBROW IT is 50 years ago this month that the British public's faith in the Royal Navy was badly holed below the water-line. The German pocket battleships, Scharnhorst......

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Tackling The Nuclear Heads Of A Hydra

As control of Moscow's giant stockpile of nuclear weapons is passed to the republics of the collapsed Soviet empire, the danger of an atomic armageddon seems greater than ever.......

An Equal Foot In The Presbytery Door

Running a parish can place a heavy burden on one man. Sr Elizabeth Rees asks what help priests need and how hest they can tap the pool of willing labour in the communities......

A Bishop Mourned Ma Synagogue

Sr Margaret Shepherd, who worked with Bishop Mahon who died last week, recalls his untiring work for ChristianJewish relations THOSE of us committed to fostering good relations......

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Tango With The Cross And Sword

The Penguin History of Latin America by Edwin Williamson (Penguin, £25) Fr John MedeaIf THE surprising thing about this book is that it has not been written earlier. The......

A Climb Up The Mountain Of Faith

The Four Peaks: One Man's Journey to the Summits of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England by Rex Bellamy (Macdonald, .E14.99) John Moynihan WHEN Rex Bellamy announced on his......

Safety In Numbers In The Heart Of Europe

The Germans: Who Are They Now? by Alan Watson (Thames Methuen, £17.99) Ian McDougall INDEED, who are they now? The rest of Europe ponders. Germany is one of the hardest of all......

Rock And Rolling At The Seaside

All Shook Up by William Bedford (Macmillan, .C14.99) Wynn Wheldon "BLESS my soul, what's wrong with me?" is the plea with which Elvis Presley begins the song from which this......

A Step Out Of Time And Into Eternity

To Pray and To Love by Roberta Bondi (Burns & Oates, f6.95); The Cloud of Unknowing by Austin Cooper (Burns & Oates, £6.95); How To Pray in the Spirit by John Bunyon edited by......

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Tried And Trusted Formula Catechism Pleases The Pope

IN March, if all goes according to plan, the latest instrument in church teaching will land with a thud on Pope John Paul II's desk: the long-awaited Universal Catechism. After......

Eithne Treanor On How A Remarkable Irish Nun Has Brought...

Sister takes silk to Sri Lanka "I REMEMBER going to Kandy with the Mother of Good Counsel, a nun from Waterford. She had a great idea about setting up a silk farm but she knew......

Benedictines Survive Royal Vandal

IN RETROSPECT OUR diocese of Hexham and Newcastle welcomes a new bishop, Dom Ambrose Griffiths, parish priest of Leyland in Lancashire. He is our eleventh bishop and the first......

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A Prophet Who Said 'send Me!

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Isaiah 6: 1-2a, 3-8 I Corinthians 15: 1-11 Luke 5: 1-11 TODAY'S first reading presents the story of how the prophet Isaiah was called......

A Lifeline Giving Love To Death Row Broadcast News By

Deborah Thomas EVERYMAN on Sunday (BBC!) was a very powerful programme about the remarkable relationship between an English woman and an American murderer languishing on death......

A Brush With A Court Painter

GALLERIES by Leigh Hatts THE relationship between art experts and the sponsor picking up the bill is often one of mere convenience, but the Royal Academy of Arts has been lucky......

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Battling The Bugs In The Body Of Christ

Ronald Rolheiser MYSTICISM is perhaps the thing we least understand within all of religion. We are mystically tone-deaf. We no longer believe much in anything that we cannot......

Parish Democracy: The Answer To Tabernacle Tussles

St Peter's Catholic Community Shoreham-by-Sea Dear Friends. THERE'S not much democracy inside Holy Mother Church. Not much of it outside either come to think of it. The Pope......

10 Catholic Herald, Friday, February 7th. 1992 Charter...

Thrills for the chattering class YOU don't seem able to get away from Opus Del at the moment. Fr Vladimir Feltzmann's courageous revelations in Newsweek, on Newsnight, and last......