8th May 1970

8th May 1970
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New Mixed Marriage Rules Clarified

BY A STAFF REPORTER E XPERT reactions to Pope Paul's mow proprio on mixed marriages have this week clarified some of the document's "doubtful" points and shown it to be more......

Considerable Unity Move

The new rules governing mixed marriages were set out in the motu proprio as a list of numbered "Norms". These have been explained for the CATHOLIC HERALD by Mgr. John C. Barry,......

Pope's Unprecedented Plea In Basilica

FROM ALAN McELWAIN IN ROME P OPE PAUL last Sunday surprised a huge congregation in St. Peter's Basilica for the canonisation of an Italian saint by addressing part of his......

Consistory On Martyrs This Month

T HE POPE is to summon a Consistory on May 18 to approve formally the canonisation of the 40 English Martyrs. The Congrega tion of Bishops said that all patriarchs, archbishops......

Rhodesian Bishops In Talks With Smith Today

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT R HODESIAN Catholics were urged to pray this week for the success of today's • talks between Mr. Ian Smith, the Prime Minister, and Bishop Lamont......

`as Far As Church Could Go'

CARDINAL HEENAN, interviewed in the BBC's radio programme "World at one," suggested that the new mixed marriage regulations represented a breakthrough in the unity movement and......

Irish Crisis As Premier Sacks Ministers

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT THE Republic of Ireland is now faced with its most serious political crisis since the early days of the State. The decision of Mr. Jack Lynch, the......

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Priests Urge Ban On Celibacy Talks

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HE Catholic Priests Association, in an open letter to Cardinal Heenan, calls upon the bishops to forbid any discussion of celibacy at next month's Wood......

Morals Decline Deplored

THE ■ decline in morality and the spread of the permissive society was due to faith in God disappearin g , said Cardinal Heenan at the annual g eneral meetin g of the Guild of......

Pope Paul's Warning On Pitfalls Of Eroticism

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT P OPE PAUL this week accused some modern communications media of leading young people into the "pitfalls of eroticism and violence". His accusation......

Errand Boy To Tuc President

S IR TOM O'BRIEN, general secretary of the National Association of Theatrical and Kine Employees since 1932, and a former Labour M.P., died on Tuesday, aged 69. He was the......

Doctor Kills Himself Over Abortion Law

A CATHOLIC gynaecologist was said at a Blackpool inquest last week to have drowned himself after months of despair at the law legalising abortions. Evir dente was given. that he......

45 'women Of The Year' Chosen

T HE Catholic Women of the Year luncheon, which takes place at the Hurlin g ham Club on Tuesday, will be attended by 30 of the 45 "Women of the Year" nominated, from all parts......

Mixed Marriage Rules This Is Called The Tridentine Form, Or

the canonical form of marria g e. It has always been, and still is, re q uired for the validity of the marria g e, with the exception of the marria g e of Catholics with Eastern......

Orthodox And Baptist Struggle In Russia

FURTHER evidence of what is described as a widespread church struggle in Soviet Russia involving both Orthodox and Baptist Groups has come to light during the past six months,......

Reflection

by Sister Madeleine, O.S.A. Search for God T HE screen version of Tennessee Williams's "Suddenly, Last Summer" was recently shown on television as a late-night film. One of......

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Desperate Need For Dialogue With Jews

GABRIEL FALLON'S DUBLIN DIARY T HE Limerick affair, which remitted in the confrontation of Jew and Christian, seems now to have thankfully drawn to a close. For those of us who......

Dominican's Suicide Attempt To End Area Tortures

By a Special Correspondent S EVEN Dominicans were arrested in Brazil last November in connection with the assassination of Carlos Marighela, a prominent guerilla leader, who......

When Mental Illness Hits The Family

CHURCHES and chapels throughout the country will be asked on Sunday to send their collections to the Mental Health Trust for research, treatment and the rehabilitation of those......

Secular Institutes-3

T ODAY there are over 60 secular institutes formally recognised either by the Pope or by a diocesan bishop. Their members live ordinary lives in the world, doing ordinary jobs,......

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Opinion

NIXON'S BLIND EYE W HEN a civilian President of the United. States decides to adopt the Nelson touch, the civilised world has the right to hold its breath. President Nixon's......

The Sad, Final Chapters Of Burns &oates

by PAUL BURNS T HE announcement in February of the impending closure of Burns & Oates after more than 120 years of Catholic publishing was reported' in the CATHOLIC RAW.......

Our Permissive Society

by Norman St, John Stevas T HE House of Commons has just been debating the permissive society and its problems, an extremely important subject of vital importance to the future......

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But Who Are These Wicked Men

A T Mass on Sunday I was 'handed a "missalette" which invited me to "sing a hymn to Mary." In principle no Catholic would refuse such an invitation, but the hymn turned out to......

The Real Problems For Church

W E are in complete sympathy with your correspondents, Fr. Patrick Tierney, Fr. George Towler and Fr. Michael Jacob (April 17) in their protest that the hierarchy should have......

Picture Of

a mixed wedding I WOULD like, as an Anglican, to put before your readers a quotation, a pieure, and then a question. My quotation is from the apostolic letter on mixed......

Time For A Fixed Easter Everywhere

I N view of the discrepancy of four weeks between the Western (Gregorian) Easter and the Eastern (Julian) Easter this year, is it not about time that proposals for a fixed......

Concern On Sex Education Films

N OW that the B.B.C. have completed their series of previews of sex education films for primary schools, teachers and parents will he making up their minds whether or not to......

Unpleasant But Right To Print

if MUST write to support your decision to print the article of April 17 by Norman St. John-Stevas in all its unpleasant detail. I feel that a shock was necessary to sting into......

Question And Answer

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question — What obligation is there for a Catholic to say his daily prayers in the morning and the evening? Is it a sin to omit them? Inquirer,......

Private Prayers

Constitution, consider it a waste of time to follow the example of Jesus and pray to the Father in secret. They are wrong, just as those others are wrong who believe that......

Priests Supply The Headlines For Sensational Press

I T was too much to expect that the proposed delegate meeting of priests at Wood Hall in June would go unnoticed by the sensationhungry Press. Someone was bound to come forward......

Low Standards

in television humour I SHOULD like to say how much I deplore your television critic's defence of vulgarity on television (April 17) in such programmes as "Up Pompeii!" and......

Cricket Tour

W HAT arrogant nonsense from Fr. Lewis Donnelly, O.F.M., concerning the South African cricket tour: "Those who care should stand and be counted (your page 1 report of April......

Prisoner In S. Africa

M AY I draw attention to the plight of religious and political prisoners and their families which are the concern of the organisation Amnesty International? Mrs. Lilian Ngoyi......

Film Freedom

A RE we all aware that from July 1 there is to he no limit to the base immorality of the films shown in this country? When we pay to see them we are not only condoning this......

Critic's Reply

Y OUR correspondent, G. J . A. Stern (Letters, May 1) feels strongly about opinions he attributes to me in a feature published on April 17. This was a book review ("Red Mirage"......

Unsound Theology?

Y OUR correspondent, Miss Patricia March (May 1) who has taken Fr. Corbishley to task for his unsound theology should acquaint herself with the facts before writing vituperative......

False Image

I N printing a financial supplement in your issue of May 1, may I congratulate you for helping to maintain a false image of the Catholic Church, i.e., only interested in how......

Ancient Rites

IN his article of April 17, Mr. James Read speaks of Eastern Catholics who "cling lovingly to rites, many of which were a thousand years old when the present Tridentine Latin......

Grotesque Display

rr R A NSUBSTANTI ATION I —the change of the whole substance of bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord, and of the whole substance of wine into the substance of......

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Saucy Dish Of Parable And Spoof

by ELIZABETH LONGFORD Diary of Bathsheeba edited by Archbishop 1'. D. Roberts S.I. (Sands 15s.) TAKE a pinch of parable and a spoonful of spoof; whisk them up lightly for not......

Adam's Allegorical Rib

by DUNCAN MACPHERSON Genesis Regained by F. J. Sheed (Sheed & Ward 33s.) THIS book provides a fairly popular account of relevant developments in the various areas of......

English Country Saga

by DERIC FULLER John Moore's England edited by Eric Linklater (Collins 30s.) B OOKS with tides like "The Best of Bill Bloggs" are generally a frustration and a disappointment.......

Sadness And Greatness At An Historic Monastic Grange

by Abbot WILFRID PASSMORE, O.S.B. Quarr Abbey and its Lands 1132-1631 by S. P. Hockey (Leicester University Press 60s.) T HIS book combines monastic pietas with careful......

The Bachelor Who Brought Up Twelve Children

Doreen Mann interviews Peter Lloyd Jeffcock, whose biography is published today in "Only Uncle" (Hutchinson, 30s.) IT took Peter Lloyd - A Jeffcock seven years to convince the......

Myth, Poetry And Ecumenism

by Dom SYLVESTER HOUEDARD, O.S.B. The Divine Bark The Literature and Mythology of Ancient Egypt edited by Joseph Kaster (Allen Lane the Penguin Press 84s.) W E are coming to......

Bookshelf Browse

The well-known poet, lain Crichton Smith, established himself as a novelist with Consider the Lilies and The Last Summer. Now he has produced Survival without Error (Victor......

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Under Hostile Eyes

by H. R. F. KEATING I T'S been hostile eyes on the Church all over the box of late. Tuesday saw a documentary on the Jesuits with the ominous sub-title, "The Hated Society."......

Mirror Of An Unlovely Society

by FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART IT is easy to see why Jean Simmons was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in The Happy Ending ("X," London Pavilion). The star......

Glories Of The Camino Real

by J. C. MARSH-EDWARDS F EW of the hundreds of Britons considering a holiday in Spain realise the interesting and rewarding potentialities of a leisurely run down the old......

Helping To House The Aged

by F. C. PRICE IN 1967 there wore 8.26 -Amillion people in the United Kingdom of pensionable age. This figure had risen to 8.3 million in 1968 and 8.4 million in 1969.......

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Ukrainian Church Leader To Meet Exiles In Britain

BY A STAFF REPORTER C ARDINAL JOSEF SLIPYI, spiritual head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, who spent more than 18 years in Russian prisons and concentration camps, will arrive......

Recruiting

rallies by K.S.C. RECRUITING rallies to explain the work of the 20,000 - stmng Knights of St. Columba -the largest organisation of Catholic laymen in Britain-are to be held in......

New Post For Gen. Eugster

L T.-GEN. Sir Basil Eugster, an old boy of Beaumont College, who since 1968 has been Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong, has been appointed General Officer Commanding......

Papal Award For Mrs. Keegan

T HE papal cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontif ice has been awarded to Mrs. Frances Keegan, a former national president of the Catholic Women's League a n d chairman of the Manchester......

Apostolic Delegate Visits Scotland

A RCHBISHOP ENRIC1, the Apostolic Delegate, went to Scotland last weekend to make his first official visit to the Catholic Church in Scotland. He stayed with Cardinal Gray,......

Old Belvedere Of Dublin Win Schools 'sevens'

A N Irish side, Old Belvedere, from Dublin, who were making their first appearance in the tournament, won the annual Catholic Schools' Old Boys' rugby "Sevens" on the Old......