8th August 1969

8th August 1969
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Pope Launches Elm.

fund for Africa FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT P OPE PAUL is to open a special development fund for Africa like the one he has launched for Latin America. He announced his......

Priest Quits Parish Over Loss Of Latin

BY A STAFF REPORTER FR. BRYAN HOUGH TON announced on Sunday that he is resigning his parish of St. Edmund, at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, because of Rome's "prohibition of the......

Over 2,500 Anglicans Become Catholics

From a Special Correspondent MORE than 2,500 Angli cans have joined the Catholic Church in the Kurnool District of Madras after five of their leading clergy made a submission of......

Catholics Terrorised In Belfast Riots

BY A STAFF REPORTER A LABOUR M.P. this week asked the Pope and Dr. Ramsey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, to intervene personally to bring peace to riottorn Belfast. The appeal......

Legion Of Mary Group Holidaying In Russia

BY A STAFF REPORTER A PARTY of 50 English and Irish members of the Legion of Mary are spending a fortnight's holiday in Russia. The trip is an outcome of friendships made with......

Villagers Want Bishop Tried

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT THE extradition to Italy of Bishop Defregger, Auxiliary of Munich, to stand trial for his involvement in a wartime massacre of 17 villagers, was......

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Humanae Vitae 'basis For Further Study'

BY A STAFF REPORTER I 4 IKE all encyclicals, conciliar statements and theological writings, of whatever eminence, Humanae Vitae is not a final word but a basis for further......

Spanish Students Face Expulsion

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT irHE Catholic University of A Navarre. operated by the secular institute Opus Dci, has started proceedings to expel 25 students for causing......

`surprising Agreement On Doctrinal Issues'

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT BY A A "QUITE SURPRISING" agreement between Catholic and Anglican theologians on hitherto "insurmountable" doctrinal issues is reported by the Anglican......

Synod Replaces The C. Of E. Assembly

T HE Synodical Government Measure, which received the Royal Assent on July 25, provides for the setting up of a new system of organisation for the Church of England. At the......

Biafra Plea To 'world's Conscience'

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A MOVING PLEA to "the conscience of the world" to help end mass starvation in Biafra and bring peace to the country is contained in an open letter......

Church Attacked In Paraguay

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE Government of Para guay is increasing pressure against the Church since the country's 11 bishops sided with students in protesting against the......

Swiss Guard Tells Why He Quit

O NE of the Vatican's Swiss Guards who deserted last month has said that he did so because of the "Middle Age conditions" in the 75man force, in which he had served for only......

Sponsored Fast To Aid Homeless

C ATHOLICS in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, are helping to organise a 24-hour sponsored fast in aid of Shelter. They are all members of the local group of Shelter, attached to......

Mgr. Kent's Sunday In Southwark

M GR. BRUCE KENT, Catholic Chaplain to London University and secretary of the Co-ordinating Committee for Action on Nigeria/Biafra, ha s arranged a meeting in Southwark Anglican......

Another Burns Oates Closure

B URNS OATES RETAIL is to close its branch at Desnsgate, Manchester—one of the three remaining outside London—at the end of September. The closure follows the sale of three......

Signs Of Ant I - Zi On Ism

ionism ending in Poland A LTHOUGH there are signs that "anti-Zionist" or "anti-Semitic" campaigns in Poland since the Middle East War of 1967 are now ended, the costs are......

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The Malaise Threatening The Priesthood

A UGUST is the traditional opening of the "silly season" when secular news dries up and journalists grow desperate in search of subjects for their copy or else try to forget......

Choosing The Right Book—it's A Gift

SUZANNE CHAPMAN is dark and good-looking, rather than merely pretty,and she is direct in her comments. The faint trace of an Australian accent is all that remains to give the......

'better World Retreat For Priests And Laity

By A Staff Reporter A SIX-DAY retreat open to all adults — priests, religious and laity — is being held from August 29 to September 5 at the Cenacle Retreat and Conference......

The Columbia Experiment

A RELIGIOUS revolution is to be tried in Columbia, Maryland, a new city rising midway between Baltimore and Washington. A 25,000 square foot building is to house under one roof......

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The Under Rated Pope

IT IS A LONG TIME since the one and only English Pope made a gift of Ireland to England by way of Papal Bull, or that a Borgia Pope could divide the unexplored world between......

Witness To Truth

The Pope did not set out to settle the Nigerian conflict, but simply to brihg the disputants together. He may have overestimated his strength, and his moral authority plainly is......

'you Must Have An African Christianity'

T HREE days before Pope Paul arrived in Uganda last week, 50 cardinals, archbishops and bishops from nearly every African country met at the Gaba Pastoral Institute just outside......

By A Special Correspondent In Kampala

Radio messages As the Pope flew off from Rome on Thursday morning in a VC 10 of East African Airways, the pilgrims were moving in on Kampala and the Catholic and Protestant......

Reflection

by Sister Madeleine, O.S.A. Openness rrOP of the pop virtues at the moment may well be that described by the word "openness." It is appealing because it implies, essentially,......

A Holiday For Handicapped Children

By Maureen Vincent A CHILD who is handi capped in some way, however much he may be loved, is bound to impose a certain amount of strain on parents and other members of his......

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Advance In The World Of Retreats

M Y heart bleeds for Paula Davies and the many of her generation who in her article of July 18, "Young people's retreat with a difference," only remembers "those three days of......

Sad Yet Hopeful Symptoms In Controversy Over Mass

T HE news that Fr. Bryan Houghton has resigned his parish rather than imposing the Missa Normativa is sad yet hopeful. It is very sad when liturgical changes are so depressing......

Why This Need Of Change?

F R. JOHN SYMON (July 18) in his Question and Answer column describes the "genuine desire" on the part of "educated young congregations" to receive Holy Communion in the hand.......

The Battle Of The Bookshops

M AY I be permitted to put a few matters in. perspective concerning the peculiar circumstances surrounding the sale of Burns Oates bookshops which you reported on July 4, and on......

Wales And English Terrorism

M R. G. DAVIES (July 25) evidently did not read my letter of July 11 closely. For instance, I am not a Welshman, as he says, but, as I wrote, "an English Catholic living in......

No Green Light For Marxism

rr P. O'MAHONY, in his ' "Irish Diary" of July 18, makes some surprisingly inept statements in commenting on recent speeches by Cardinal Conway. He says: "The really......

Missing Mass

mitted directly against the Creator. In real life, if one of us misses Mass on Sunday, does he really mean to turn his back on God? I doubt it very much. Usually he is not......

'questions Answers

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question—What do you think of the view that the worst sin a Catholic can commit is to miss Sunday Mass through his own fault? M.C., Rosneath,......

Doleful Wealth

I AM very concerned as to how Paul Newman (July 25) can find James Cameron's views on the American moon programme compelling "from a moral. standpoint." On the evidence it would......

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Facing Facts On

teaching by Fr. S. G. A. LUFF God Still Speaks the basis of Christian Education by Gabriel Moran (Burns Oates 16s.) THIS represents a moment of - 11 truth in the business of......

Unanswered Questions Concerning De Chardin

by CHRISTOPHER HOLLIS Concerning Tabard by Bernard Towers (Collins 36s.) O UR debt to Teilhard de Chardin and to Dr. Towers both as an expositor of Teilhard and for many other......

Medical Miracles

The Siege by Clara Claiborne Park (Colin Smythe 42s.). Peter John by Barbara Spencer (W. H. Allen 21s.). Many Lifetimes by Joan Grant and Denys Kelsey (Gollancz 35s.). T HERE......

Transatlantic Morality Plays

T HERE must be an Atlantis. There must be an uncommitted island with a large television studio on it where they manufacture programmes that will sell in both Britain and the......

Two Shades Of Red

by MICHAEL MONTGOMERY The Seventh Night by Ladislav Mnacko (J. M. Dent & Sons 36s.) T HE Slovak writer Ladislav Mnacko is not unknown in the West. Five years ago, he was......

Religious Books By Gerard Meath, O.p.

My Bishop by Angela Giuseppe Romani (Chapman 30s.) Why the Epistles were Written by Rosemary Haughton (Chapman 10s.) Prayers for Pagans by Roger Bush (Hodder & Stoughton 16s.)......

Thrills At Sea For The School Holidays

PRODUCERS have always enjoyed making films about life at sea, and now Cinerama has brought an outsize spectacular called Krakatoa East of Java ("A," Astoria). History and......

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Irish Brothers' Former Head Dies At 81

uROTHER Edward Ferdin" and Clancy, a former Superior-General of the Irish Christian Brothers, has died in Rome at the age of 81. Born in 1888 at Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Brother......

Bishops' Engagements

Archbishop Cowderoy of Southwark-Sunday: Mass. for Diocesan Guild of the Blessed Sacrament at Ayleshord. 11.30 Friday Mass for Sick Pilgrimage at Ayiesford. 11.30 APPOINTMENTS......

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Anglican Move To Break Deadlock With Methodists

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT 'T HE Archbishops of Canterbury and York, in a -1 " pastoral published on Wednesday, held out some hope for a new Church of England lead to break the......

Malta Priests 'need Better Understanding With Bishop'

T HERE is an urgent need for a better understanding between the bishor and clergy in Malta, states the July-September issue of Pastor. `Why I quit' by U.S. bishop IN a frank......