7th November 1969

7th November 1969
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Deadline For Start Of 'new' Mass Extended

but England {4' Wales still begin in Lent FROM ALAN McELWAIN IN ROME THE MASS in the new, simplified form approved by Pope Paul will go into effect, in Latin, for all......

Cardinals' Attack

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE Latin Mass Society's petition to the Pope for the retention of the Tridentine Mass as a perpetual alternative to the New Order of Mass has received......

Bishops To Attend Tv Techniques Course

BY A STAFF REPORTER F IFTEEN bishops are to attend the first major training course in radio and television techniques at the Catholic Radio and Television Centre, Hatch End,......

M.p. Wants Probe Into Vote-rigging Stories

BY A STAFF REPORTER MR. MICHAEL O'HAL LORAN, newly-elected Labour M.P. for Islington North, took his seat in the House of Commons this week in the midst of a national storm......

Relief Bodies Combine In Anti-hunger Drive

BY A STAFF REPORTER y ET another step in the long, hard campaign to educate the vast majority of the British public about poverty, hunger and disease afflicting the......

Clash Looms On Religious Education, Says M.p.

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A FORECAST that religious teaching in schools would be the subject of a big debate in Parliament within the next six months was made last week by Mr.......

Abortion Inquiry Refused

A DEMAND for an inde . pendent commission to inquire into the working of the Abortion Act, made by Mr. Norman-St. John-Stevas, Conservative M.P. for Chelmsford, Essex, was......

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Victory For Right In Franco's Cabinet Changes

BY A DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENT M ANY Spanish Catholics are disquieted by the recent sweeping changes in General Franco's Government which represent a victory for the Right-wing......

`bonfires Encourage Ill-feeling'

E ND bonfire night, pleads the Rev. Kenneth Langton, vicar of St. Georges Anglican Church, Stalybridge, Cheshire. in the November issue of his parish magazine. "In this country......

Nigerian Refugees

M ANY thousands of Nigerian war refugees are facing starvation as a result of the Federal Government's decision to bar the International Red Cross, according to reports coming......

Tea Party To Aid Jinja Group

B ARONESS PHILLIPS, chief Government spokesman for Education, Science and Welsh Affairs, is sponsoring a celebrity tea party at the House of Lords on Wednesday, November 12, in......

Protests At Bbc Birth Control Programme

BY A STAFF REPORTER HE BBC within days of announcing a series of sex education films for children, published plans at the weekend for a television programme on contraception in......

Meeting For Couples Of Mixed Faith

N Inter-Church marriage weekend for couples. one of whom is a Catholic and another a practising member of another faith, who have married or are contemplating marriage, will be......

Church Faces Repression In Paraguay

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE Church in Paraguay fears the arrest and expulsion of priests following the decision of Archbishop Mena Porta of Asuncion to excommunicate......

Soviet Paper Accuses Vatican

A RUSSIAN newspaper last week accused the Vatican of using its authority and its clergy to foment unrest during Czechoslovakia's 1968 "Prague Spring." Gudok, the daily of the......

Cardinals' Attack

"Here, the deliberate omission of these dogmatic values amounts to their having been superseded and therefore, at least in practice, to their denial." This is the core of the......

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Lay Headmistress

by PAULA DAVIES A GLOOMY, g rimy-look A GLOOMY, g rimy-look ing building, Mount Carmel School is situated in one of the poorer districts of North London. Until two years a g o......

Guerrilla Fighter To Become A Priest

M Y friend and fellow New Zealander, William Jordan, 59, wears a clerical collar these days. Soon he will be called Father. He used to wear a wartime g uerrilla outfit. Then he......

Augustinian's New Assistant-general The Appointment Of...

D.Ph.. as Assistant General of the Augustinian Order has been announced in Rome by Fr. Augustine Trape. 0.S.A., Prior General of the Order. Fr. Curtis, 59, is a native of Cork......

When The Overtime Stops By Hugh Kay A Lower Paid Workers'

revolution and a shift from national to local barg ainin g are both major factors in the current wave of labour unrest. But the "revolt" is not, with respect to Mr. Heath,......

Social Workers Needed On Retreats

RECENT survey showed that "only 0.5 per cent of the Catholic population of En g land and Wales make retreats in retreat houses." Mother Soldhoost, secretary of the National......

'shelter' Race To The Moon

T HE fund-raising target of the "Shelter Youth Campaign '70" is £150,000. It is expected to involve youn g people from over 100,000 schools, colleges and youth clubs throughout......

The Call From God-2

G OD'S call to serve him in the priesthood or religious life comes in different ways to different people. Vatican II reminds us the call does not come in an extraordinary......

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Giving Effect To The Synod

T HE Synod of Bishops, which ended in Rome last week, has rightly been described as a coming-of-age for the Church. The primacy of the Pope emerged unscathed and indeed......

Selecting And Rejecting Our M.p.s

O UR system of selecting candidates for Parliament has come under sharp public scrutiny because of two incidents, one involving the Tories at Surbiton and the other the......

Wanted —a Grammar Of Dissent

by Archbishop Murphy of Cardiff W E live in days where, if anyone in authority dares to use the majestic "We." his audience starts searching for invisible companions;......

Experiencing God

by Sister Madeleine, O.S.A. G OD could not be one being among other beings. It is not God, but some idol of our imagination that we seek if we look for him by scanning the......

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The History Of Receiving Host

S O far the attitudes to receiving Communion in the hand have ranged from the misconceived piety to the all-toofashionable iconoclasm. A more fruitful approach is to view the......

Ingenious Defence Of Hippies

IT is impossible not to admire Mr. Patrick Hi gg ins's ing enious defence of the Hippies (October 31). Certainly they have the ri g ht to opt out of society, especially a truly......

Inspiring The Laity In Tough Work P A. Burgess Has

raised • a very si g nificant point in his letter of October 31, in which he refers to Canon Drinkwater's Reflection, "Priest and the Poor." How a priest can "seek out and save......

Words From New Mass Form That I Cannot Say

IT seems to me that the article of October 31 by Mrs. Rosemary Hau g hton on worship is full of wisdom and common sense; nevertheless our acceptance of the translation of the......

Fantastic Statement By

television critic A S a critic and a poet, I read with absolute amazement the fantastic statement by your television critic, H. R. F. Keatin g (October 31) that Chaucer mi g ht......

Vulgar And

indecent cartoons W ITH reference to John Ryan's letter of October 31, surely it is not ncessary to display indecent and vul g ar cartoons such as the ones of September 19 and......

A Grim Reminder Of Communist Murder In Vietnam

M R. ST. JOHN-STEVAS (October 31) thinks the United States should pull out of Vietnam. He doesn't think a Communist take-over of South Vietnam would result in mass slaughter,......

Inadequate Mass Books

F R, JOHN SYMON (October 17) thinks that the future Sunday Mass book "should not contain either the Collects or the scripture readin g s; for these, the worshipper should simply......

What Is The Mass?

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question—In the course of your answer on August 15 you give a brief description of what the Mass is. Please will you write a longer and fuller......

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Putting A Sordid British Jigsaw Into Place

by Mgr. BRUCE KENT Biafra; Britain's Shame by Auberon Waugh and Suzanne Conic (Michael Joseph 30s.) THIS short book is well 2 worth its thirty shillings. Well referenced and......

Publish And Be Praised

by GERARD NOEL Wellington The Years of the Sword by Elizabeth Longford (Weidenfeld & son 50s.) rinmE was when the shelves A • of the Radcliffe Camera and other such libraries......

Land Of God's Word

by Fr, KENNETH GREEN New Atlas of the Bible Jan H. Negenman (Collins 105s.) T HE Bible as the basis of Christianity has been under scrutiny for years, but latterly modern......

Background To Latest Biblical Research

A New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture General Editor: Rev. R. C. Fuller, D.D., Ph.D., L.S.S. O.T. Editor: Rev. L. Johnston, S.T.C., L.S.S. N.T. Editor: Very Rev. C.......

In Search Of Orthodoxy

by DOM SYLVESTER HOUEDARD The Festal Menaion translated from the Greek by Mother Mary and the Archimandrite Kallistos Ware. (Faber 84s.) 'In IS is the first of a projected......

Off To Work We Go

Dateline: Fleet Street (Journalism as a Career), by Owen Summers and Unity Hall. Real Estates (Housing Management as a Career), by Prudence Baker. Of Men and Machines......

Poet Changes Key

by ELIZABETH JENNINGS City Without Walls by W. H. Auden (Faber 20s.) I T is rather alarming when a potentially major poet changes into a good minor one. This, I think, is what......

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Ors. Thompson Taking Class

by H. R. F. KEATING vI ET any mature nations lately? And how in ay case would you recogise one if you saw it? One my, and T think a good one. : to look at how much attenon a......

Countess Surviving In An Alien World

KATHARINE HEPBURN is the last great reigning film star who has carried over without loss of step from the original Hollywood era to the very forefront of the modern cinema. It......

Convivial San Sebastian

by JOHN OrKEEFFE D EVOID of the art treasures of Toledo, the Moorish sultriness of Andalucia or the near continual sunshine of the Costa Brava, the northem coastal resort of......

Chopin Anniversary Masses

M ASSES commemorating the 120th anniversary of the death of Chopin were celebrated in London and many other world capitals recently. At Solemn Requiem Mass in Brompton Oratory,......

Transcript Of Campion Ms For Sale

F URTHER manuscripts from the collection of the late Sir Thomas Phiilipps, Bt. (1792-1872), are to be sold at Sotheby's on November 25. Sir Thomas left at least 30,000......

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Pope Hopes Spirit Of Charity Will Follow Synod

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT P OPE PAUL said last week he hoped the recent Synod of Bishops would give a spirit of charity to the entire Catholic Church. It had brought about a......

World Peace Plea By Vatican

A GENERAL appeal for a peaceful solution to world conflicts, especially in the heart of Africa. has been issued by the Commission on World Peace of the Pontifical Commission for......

Operation On Cardinal Wyszynski

CARDINAL WYSZYN SKI, 68, Primate of Poland, had an operation on his prostate gland in a Rome clinic last Friday. A bulletin afterwards said he was in excellent condition. The......

Press Hits Beckett

T HE Vatican City news paper L'Osservatore Romano said this week that the work of the playwright Samuel Beckett was as anguishing and shocking as some modern paintings. Th paper......

Priest Says `boycott S. Africa'

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT COPY of "An open letter to an Australian sportsman chosen to play against South African teams" was sent to each member of the Australian cricket......

Canon Gay

WITHIN less than a fort night of being made an honorary canon to mark his golden jubilee in the priesthood, Canon Richard Gay. former atheist, soldier and Hyde Park orator, died......

Wcc To Plan Economics Of Aid Tasks

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A BOUT 100 church leaders, one half from the industrialised North Atlantic nations and the rest from the developing countries, will gather in......

Peace Move By Saigon Archbishop

A RCHBISHOP N g uyen van Birth of Sai g on has offered to play a mediatin g role-i n the Paris peace ne g otiations, said Fr. Buu Duon g , a philosophy professor at Sai g on......

Mexican Church To Hold 20,000

A CHURCH with a capacity of 20,000 people is to be built at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The church now on the site, which was finished in 1793 and is a......

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Illegitimacy Rape Almost Doubled

BY A STAFF REPORTER A LTHOUGH public sym pathy and tolerance has increased in some directions concerning unmarried mothers, their lives are still far from easy. With a greater......

Research On Religion In Schools

A RESEARCH unit has been set up in Oxford to inquire into the place of religion in boarding schools. Many of these schools, it is pointed out, were built by pious founders with......

Cardinal At Abbey Of Bec

CARDINAL HEENAN . ‘ -.4 and Anglican and Orthodox Church leaders were among those taking part in services at the Abbey of Bec, in Normandy, on Saturday to mark the dedication of......

Grail Book Of 70 Pastoral Themes

P RIESTS and lay people have worked to g ether to produce a new Grail Publication, "70 Themes pastoral themes for Sundays and holy days," which may help answer a need with the......

Priest Finds Brother Dying In Crash Fr. Patrick Sfieary,...

priest of St. Bri g id, Tory g len, Glas g ow, called out on Thursday last week to comfort a man dyin g after a road crash, found that the victim was his brother, Fr. Joseph......

Parents Protest At School Plan

B ISHOP WHEELER of Leeds is to be asked to mediate in a dispute between parents and the Sheffield authorities who have decided to move St. Marie's Catholic Junior School to a......

Essay Competition Aids For Disabled

A N essay competition on. the needs of the disabled for writin g and readin g aids, to be known as the Hector Bolitho Award. is bein g sponsored by the National Fund for......

Samaritans Open 100th Branch

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE 100th branch in Britain of the Samaritans, the voluntary or g anisation to help the suicidal and despairin g by listenin g on the telephone and in......

Training Lay Missionaries

BY A STAFF REPORTER A A FOUR-WEEK residential trainin g course for lay missionaries, initiated by the Volunteer Missionary Movement and developed with the help and......