8th May 1992

8th May 1992
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Parish Twinning In Europe Urged

by Timothy Elphick CATHOLIC parishes in Britain should consider twinning with parishes in the EC, a pastoral message will urge this Sunday. Twinning with fellow communities......

Concern Over Catholic Schools' Funding Prompts Letter...

Bishops call on Patten to clarify opt out policies by Murray White AN UNEQUAL distribution of funds is being caused by schools opting out of local authority control, the......

Encyclical Rush On Moral Issues Expected

by Viviane Hewitt VATICAN sources confirmed reports this week that Pope John Paul Il was preparing not one but two new encyclicals on moral issues. The first would be......

Riot Of Colour: John Battle On The Violence In The

city of angels, page 4 BED AND BREAKFAST BLUES: Murray White meets a Catholic who unlocks doors for the homeless, page 5 REDEFINING JUSTICE AND PEACE: James Walton on the......

Vatican Sent Secret £12m Aid To Solidarity

by our Rome correspondent THE Vatican Bank made a secret payment of £12 million to the Polish trade union Solidarity in the early 1980s in the name of a Polish priest. This is......

Pugwash

still afloat JOHN Ryan and his work are the focus of a profile in the May 1 issue of The Oldie, the Richard Ingrains fortnightly magazine dedicated to the notso-young. The......

Work Code Welcomed

CATHOLIC church leaders have welcomed a new report from the Institute of Business Ethics which shows that many more businesses are introducing codes of practice than four years......

Converting For Caroline

PRINCESS Caroline of Monaco will have to convert her betrothed to Catholicism if she wants her father's blessing for the marriage. The widowed 35-year-old princess is set to......

Irish Crisis Deepens

IRELAND's constitutional crisis over its abortion laws flared up again this week when a man sought state assistance to prevent his girlfriend travelling to Britain to end her......

Going To Lourdes? Get Your Skates On!

TIME, as we all know, is of the essence. The latest news from Lourdes would have us believe that even Our Lady is carrying a stop watch and that pilgrims had better come......

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Letter From America

ONE of the more frustrating yet truly democratic aspects of the American political process is the loud, continuous and public airing of the great moral dilemmas of the day. Over......

News In Brief

Shrine vandalised THE shrine of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, said to be the site of Christ's Crucifixion, has been vandalised. A man described by Israeli......

Anti-christian Violence Sweeps Southern Egypt

A WAVE of anti-Christian violence swept Egypt this week as Moslem extremists launched a series of attacks on Coptic farm workers. Twelve Christians and one of the Moslem......

Concern Expressed For Nuns In Bosnian War Zone

SUPERIORS of women's religious orders with convents in Yugoslavia expressed their grave concern this week for the safety of nuns still living in the country wracked by civil......

Athlete Settles Classroom Feud With Catholic College

A BASKETBALL player in the United States who has charged a Jesuit-run university with exploiting his athletic talents but failing to educate him has settled his case out of......

Pope Blesses President

ITALY's President Francesco Cossiga has ended an often stormy term in office which involved accusations against the Holy Sec by visiting the Vatican for a papal blessing. Pope......

Earlier Last Rites Urged

ANOINTING the sick should not be left until "the last minutes" of a person's life, Pope John Paul Ii has said. "Experience shows that the sacrament produces a spiritual......

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Bishops Move To Head Off Heritage Threat

by Murray White IN AN attempt to placate architectural conservation organisations Catholic bishops will set up diocesan heritage groups to preserve outstanding architecture......

Other Bishops' Business In Brief

Bishop Christopher Budd of Plymouth is to be the new chairman of the bishops' Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship. Bishop Budd will guide policy development......

African Appeal

A NATIONWIDE appeal for funds to relieve catastrophic famine conditions facing large parts of Africa will be made from churches across England and Wales next month. The......

Report Alleges Violence Against Kurds

by Angus Macdonald A HUMAN rights delegation which has recently returned from Turkish Kurdistan this week published a damning report this week alleging widespread violence......

Ward Case Challenges Law System

THE Catholic chaplain for Holloway prison, where Judith Ward is incarcerated, wishes her "the very best luck" as she launches her appeal this week. Sr Mary Galvin told the......

Small Is Beautiful As Cbs Helps Out Home-owners

WHILE many larger building societies saw record repossessions in 1991, the Catholic Building Society was showing that small is sometimes beautiful. The Society coped with a......

Christian Aid Week Aims To Highlight Landlessness

THE importance of land to poor communities throughout the world will be the focus of this year's Christian Aid week. Half a million people will take to the streets between May......

Vatican News Service To Be Launched

A PRIEST is joining forces with a tabloid journalist to bring Vatican news to the masses. Editor of the Westminster Record Fr Kit Cunningham. together with Daily Mirror......

Bishops' Diaries

IT'S back to work in the dioceses for most of the bishops this week after the excitement of their Low Week gathering in London. The busy round of confirmations and deanery......

News In Brief

Blessing on Parliament BISHOP Vincent Nichols will represent Cardinal Hume at a special service of dedication customarily held to mark the state opening of Parliament. He will......

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Spoiled By The Riots?

HOW WILL the world view the United States of America after the Los Angeles race riots? The nation that since its inception has adopted a high moral tone to conduct all business......

Telly Addicts

John Cleese instead of Shakespeare. The Blackadder instead of Pride and Prejudice. An episode of 'Alto 'Alto instead of a chapter in Oliver Twist. Incredibly, this is the new......

A Riot Of Colour

JOHN BATTLE MP IT WASN'T just the video-tape of Rodney King, beaten to the ground by policemen who clubbed and kicked him for 81 seconds, that did the damage. The video tape......

Your Leader "pontificating Prince" (catholic Herald, May...

inaccurate. Nowhere in his speech did Prince Charles say that "population control alone will solve most of the planet's problems". Quite the contrary. He said that "we will not......

Ralph Mitchell (letters.

Catholic Herald, May 1) is of course right in saying that it is just as serious a sin to sell or prescribe contraceptives as it is to use them objectively, that is.......

Television Has Recently Been Showing A Documentary On...

methods of what they consider to be a health programme for women, showing and explaining there is a so-called enlightened way of "population control" funded by world health and......

Travellers' Guide

I WOULD be grateful if you could add a postscript to the article by Angus Macdonald "Travellers' Guide to Ireland" in last week's Herald. The failure to omit details of the only......

A Right To Be Heard When Tackling The Church?

YOUR correspondent from Powis speaks of Bishop MurphyO'Connor as a partisan figure for his critical review of Catholics and Sex. (Letters, April 24). A little earlier it was......

Rocco And His Brothers

YOUR lively contributor Peter Hebblethwaite, seeking to rubbish all supposedly "conservative" elements in modern Catholicism, has made a dead set against Professor Rocco......

Bring Back The Capitals Please

WILL YOU please consider one request? Will you please agree to a capital M for Mass and E for Eucharist? JD Dowling Co Wicklow Editor's note: Yes...

Protect Your Family: Join The Protest Against Televised...

WOULD like to enlist Catholic Herald readers in a nationwide postcard campaign of protest to the Government and heads of television broadcasting against the violence and......

Challenging Civil Strife

I AM writing to thank you for publishing Fr Bingham's letter referring to a rather derogatory remark expressed in the Charterhouse Chronicle by Peter Hebblethwaite (Catholic......

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Unlocking The Door To New Life

In the first of a series on Catholics working at the cutting edge of society, Murray White meets a member of a team helping homeless families out of the bed and breakfast trap......

Open Hearts And Eyes To Unemployed

The jobless are a test of our faith suggests Edmund Flood OSB in the second part of his series on the Decade of Evangelisation WOULD it be true to say that the unemployed are a......

Facing The Possibility That The Oppressed Are Not Always...

James Walton warns Justice and Peace workers against falling for propaganda even when it is issued by those we traditionally regard as 'goodies' THE temptation to say that......

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Man Of God With A Deft Political Feel

Primate: A Portrait of Cardinal Cahal Daly by Fr Billy Fitzgerald (Collins Fount, £4.99) Peter Stanford CARDINAL Cahal Daly came face-to-face with the destructive power of the......

A Pilgrim's Progress In The Holy Land

Pilgrim Guide to the Holy Land by Norman Wareham and Jill Gill (Canterbury Press, £4.95) Timothy Elphick FINDING the right travel book to take with you on your holiday is always......

Believing In Life Before Death

Promised Lands by Paul Vallely (Fount, £7.99) Murray White "WE believe in life before death," runs that wonderful Christian Aid advertisement. The sentiment is more than......

Lifting The Kabuki Mask From Noel Coward

Noel Coward by Clive Fisher (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, £16.50) Beatrice Wallace CLIVE Fisher, for many years the Catholic Herald's film critic, has penned an intelligent,......

Six Men Of The Highest Distinction

Six Men Out Of The Ordinary by Lord Zuckerman (Peter Owen, £16.50) Lord Longford THE Duke of Edinburgh writes in his foreword to this fascinating hook: "II takes an......

Women In Prison

There about 1,600 women prisoners in England and Wales. But these are not the only women to be seen in prison. There are Governors. Prison Officers, Probation Officers.......

Tales From Across The Great Divide

The Granta Book of the American Short Story edited by Richard Ford (Granta, £16.99) John Moynihan THE American short story shows no sign of losing its coast-to-coast appeal as......

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Austrian Replica Of Lourdes

Maria Watson recounts the turbulent and chivalrous history of one of Austria's most picturesque religious landmarks A WELL established land-mark east of Graz is a church of......

Fighting India's Caste System

As part of Vocations Week, Sr Marie la Colombiere, of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary, writes of her Order in India A HUNDRED and fifty years is a commendable span of time.......

Frieda Rees Explores Barcelona And Tarragona, Catalan...

Geese in a Catalonian cloister THOUGH they may not realise it, people going to the Olympic Games in Barcelona this year will probably be following in the footsteps of St Paul.......

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Post-war Sunshine

BROADCAST NEWS by Deborah Thomas IT seems that, especially on Sunday evenings, we can't du without a good dose of nostalgia for those marvellous post-war years when everyone......

Nice Idea, Shame About The Play

THEATRE AS an on-stage romp aimed at exposing the failings and eccentricities of the Vatican and the Catholic hierarchy. the adaptation of Dario Fo's The Pope and the Witch......

Oratory's Italianate Splendour

WINDOW ON THE ARTS by Timothy Elphick THIS week at Sotheby's main auction rooms a superb watercolour drawing of London's Brompton Oratory spiritual home to some of London's......

Fantastic Visions Of Victory For Historic Underdogs

SCRIPTURE NOTEBOOK by Fr John Wijngaards Acts 13: 14 43-52 Revelation 7: 9 14-17 John 10: 27-30 NO DOUBT you will have noticed that during this season the Church has begun to......

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A Prophetic Voice For Community

Ronald Rolheiser A CRUCIAL spiritual task for our time is that of bringing together justice and contemplation, commitment to the poor and genuine worship of God. Few do it......

Czeching Out The Bad Guys

BRIAN DOOLEY BE SERIOUS: How can anyone be arrested for wearing a mask? Last week, a teenager was handcuffed by police for wearing a plastic Fergie face. The danger.......

Churches Must Jump Into The Social Arena To Right Wrongs

Thoughts from a elsh Parish St Robert's Presbytery Coronation Street Aberkenfig THE result of the general election underlines the fact that London and southern England govern......