7th March 1969

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Church Planning Sweeping Changes

BY A STAFF REPORTER THE first moves towards the biggest organisaA. Lion shake-up of the Church in England and Wales for over a century are likely to be made this year.......

Pope John's Closest Friend Dies

From a Rome Correspondent C ARDINAL GUSTAVO TESTA, probably the closest friend of the late Pope John, died last Friday at his Vatican residence. He was 82. Cardinal Testa was......

Pope's Peace Plea To Nixon

FROM ALAN McELWAIN IN ROME pOPE PAUL and President Nixon had a 70minute private talk in the Pope's library during the American leader's visit to the Vatican on Sunday, the last......

Renewal Group Plans Synod Study

T HE recently-formed Renewal Movement, at its second national meeting on Saturday, welcomed Cardinal Heenan's call for openness in the preparation for the forthcoming Synod of......

Dutch Comprom I Se On •

engaged priests FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT FR. JOS VR1J BURG, a chaplain at Amsterdam University, who is engaged to be married, has been given permission to preach at a......

No Inter-communion Yet

by a Staff Reporter TNTER-COMMUNION tween the Catholic Church and other Western Churches is inappropriate to the present relationship between Rome and other Churches, says a......

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Battle Begins For Brighter Sundays

BY A STAFF REPORTER M ODERATE approval for "Continental Sundays" in Britain was given in the House of Commons last week, when the Sunday Entertainments Bill was given its......

Catholics 'not Kill-joys'

BISHOP WHEELER of Leeds said this week . that Catholics would never want to be party to a "killjoy" Sunday, because this would be a contravention of its essence, "The so-called......

'nigerian Raid 'murder'

A N Irish prie s t who saw the bombing of a' market place in ifra last IA. ?k by the Nigerian .Iir 5)rce, ii which 12o i■ killed, said: ' It —just sheer murder. "When I heard......

Pope Meets U.s. President

closely bound together in a common destiny—the great, world-wide effort to build, on solid foundations, the earthly city in which each individual lived and worked. It was an......

Clip Curia's Power Says New Group

C ALLS for the Church to divest itself of its "superfluous riches," for the "Italian situation and Italian mentality" to be eradicated from the Curia, and for the authority of......

Austrian Bishops Back Professor's Study On 'pill'

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A N advisory' study of Hurnanae Vitae by i . Viennese professor of moral theology, which says the encyclical has failed to explain many problems......

Encyclical 'real Change In Policy'

HE encyclical Hunzanae Vitae could be regarded a's a real change in policy in that there'were no more threats of mortal sin, no more staying away from the sacraments, gays Canon......

Guitars And Toys As A Secular. Offering

By a Special Correspondent "r0 the sound of pop musk -1- • and the beating of a drum, books, radio, toys, clothes and guitars were heaped on the altar as a secular offering in......

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Fight For Disabled

PAULA DAVIES describes Megan du Boisson's campaign for pensions — yr would be tempting to describe Megan du Boisson as a cripple who has overcome a terrible handicap. It......

Vatican Wants A U.s. Ambassador

ALAN McELWAIN's 11H ERE was a pretty strong rumour in America and the Vatican before President Nixon came to see Pope Paul that the President would raise the question of......

Inter-communion-'an Objective Not A Starting Point'

By Fr. J. F. X. HARR1OTT, S.J. THE statement issued yes terday by the Ecumenical Commission, giving the reasons for the Church's prohibition of inter-Communion, is not a policy......

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Killing A Bad Bill

T HE early campaigners against the Abortion Bill predicted that failure on their part would open the way for demands that euthanasia should be legalised. Now that these . have......

Where Christians & Humanists Can Work Together

WE live in a pluralist society. What does this mean? It means that in most parts of the world today believers of various religious allegiances and non-believers live cheek by......

Respect For Human Life

by Norman St. John-Stevas LAST week Abbot That cher asked that I should "lower" my gaze for a moment (presumably I have been looking at the stars) in order, to enlighten "a......

Are You Able?

by Fr. P. J. TANSEY T HE Greeks had a word for it—metanoia. So had Pope John—aggiornamento. Newman puts it this way: "to live is to change; to live perfectly is to change many......

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Fight Euthanasia Proposals With All Weapons

"%TOUR timely warning (February 28) of the coming proposal for euthanasia portends a nightmare future for our society, if it continues to reject all absolutely defined ethics.......

'be Honest'

wOULD it riot be honest to omit the word "Catholic" from the title of a paper which continues to publish attacks on the Church, Mary Francis Lemarchand, Prioress Ursuline......

Tv Critic Called To Order

I T seems to me that your television critic, Mr. H. R. F. Keatin g , in his piece "A muffled voice still speaks" (February 21 ) is somewhat exceedin g his brief by passin g a......

Different Bibles

T enthusiasm of your correspon dent Michael Kelly ( February 21) for the Jerusalem Bible is shared by many people who use the Scriptures constantly. Only fre q uent usa g e......

Why The Irish Did Not Come

r to the a i d o f the party AST Friday's editorial sur4 prised and disappointed me. Your attitude was unrealistic. Catholics voted for pro-O'Neill Unionist candidates when the......

Fr. Bird's Final Reply To 'confessor

C ONFESSOR (February 28) has certainly proved that masturbation is a sin; but I do not think that he has even be g un to demonstrate that it is mortally sinful, which is the......

Learning To Live With The Hierarchy

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question. 1 recently read an article in which the writer suggested that it was both a possible and a desirable future reform that the Church's......

Sheltered Lives Of Our Students In Revolt

M R. JEMPSON (February 14), who claims to speak for that minority of students who are actively associated with student protests, attributes their protests to "a deep concern for......

Was That Cartoon In Bad Taste?

I WRITE to protest at the AL offensive lampoonin g of the Sacrament of Baptism, its minister, and life which contains in embryo the image of its Creator, in the cartoon of......

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Opposition In Decline

by CHARLES FLETCHERCOOKE, Q.C, M.P. Opposition by Ghita lonescu and Isabel de Madariaga (C. A. Watts & Co. Ltd 15s.). T HIS is No. 25 in the New Thinkers' Library series and a......

Notable New Milestone In Biblical Commentary

by ROBERT WINGFIELD-DIGBY, S.J. The Jerome Biblical Commentary edited by Raymond E. Brown, S.S., Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., and Roland E. Murphy, 0.Carm. (Geoffrey Chapman......

Graphic Description Of The Great Plague

by OLIVER BARNES The Black Death by Philip Ziegler (Collins 36s.) "ft HAPPY Posterity, who will not experience such abysmal woe and will look upon our testimony as a fable."......

Social Orders Old And New

by Rev. Dr. P. MOORE by Dr. G. F. THOMASON The Church and Social Order by John Oliver (Mowbrays 42s.) T HIS work is based on a Cambridge thesis and successfully covers the......

Refreshingly Unofficial

by MARY VAUGHAN Begone Dull Care by Ben Vincent (H.M. Stationery Office 12s. 6d.) ?THIS gaily coloured and A most unofficial looking paper-back is as cheerful within as without.......

Clues Offered To Contemporary Preachers

by DOUGLAS BROWN Trimming the Ark: Catholic Attitudes and the Cult of Change by Christopher Derrick (Hutchinson 21s.). W E may regret the changes now taking place in the......

Council In Context

by T. CORBISHLEY, S.J. Dictionary of the Council by J. Deretz and A. Nocent, O.S.B. (Geoffrey Chapman 63s.) T HIS book deserves a wholehearted welcome. It simplifies......

By Donal Giltinan Thorpe, By Mary Dutton (hodder And...

The Sound of Revelry, by Rupert Croft-Cooke (Allen 30s.) T HE State of Arkansas bears on its seal the motto Regnat Populus with scrolls displaying the words Mercy and Justice......

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Maggie Smith Triumphs As Miss Brodie

C RITICS have been widely divided over The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie ("X," Cadton), divided over the play by Jay PresSon Allen from Muriel Spark's book and now over the film......

Civilisation In 13 Bites

I THINK I am going to get 1 . hooked on Civilisation. I watched the first two of Sir Kenneth Clark's 13-week BBC-2 series rather as background for another programme, a new look......

Easter Sepulchres Of England

by J. C. MARSH-EDWARDS MONO the most interesting survivals of Catholic England in parish churches are the Easter Sepulchres. Apart from isolated examples in Yorkshire and......

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Parents Want Say In Education

TWO HUNDRED Catho lic parents and teachers voted overwhelmingly at a public meeting in Newcastle to form a Catholic Parents' Association. It will seek representation on the......