9th October 1992

9th October 1992
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Columbus Deserves No Cheers Says Cafod

by Angus Macdonald THE Catholic aid agency CAFOD is asking parishioners to join special vigils this Sunday 500 years almost to the day after Christopher Columbus arrived in the......

Churches Call Major To Task

by Cristina Odone CHURCH leaders in this country joined in a fun-blown attack on Government policy this week over proposed cuts in overseas aid and the nation's economic......

Vatican Wants To Find A New Role For Casey

by Viviane Hewitt in Rome ACCORDING to Vatican sources, Pope John Paul II has told Irish bishops that the Vatican is poised to decide on the future of the former Bishop of......

Inside

HERO OR VILLAIN? Fr Michael CampbellJohnston Si and Felipe Fernandez-Armesto debate the Columbus legacy, page 5 UNCHRISTIAN JESUS Mary Kenny on AN Wilson's view of Jesus, page......

Secret History Of Second Vatican Council Revealed

by Murray White AS Rome marks the 30th anniversary of the start of the historic Second Vatican Council this weekend, it has been revealed that a senior member of the English......

Priests Turn To Therapy

by our Rome correspondent ONLY a month after a warning from Rome that psychoanalysis was not compatible with Christian life. the Italian Society of Psychologists has revealed......

Divorcees Should Not Lose Hope

THERE has been no official comment from the Vatican on remarks this week by a French bishop on the exclusion of remarried divorcees from the Sacraments. In what was interpreted......

Star Tears Pope To Pieces On Tv

US CATHOLIC television viewers watched in outrage this week as Irish ruck singer Sinead O'Connor ripped up a photograph of the Pope on air, and denounced him as "evil". Before......

Bosnia Herzegovina And Croatia Desperately Need Your Help...

The situation within the areas of conflict worsens daily with the approach of winter. Food supplies are dwindling and if they are not replenished quickly, many will die from......

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Irish Limber Up For Poll On Divorce

THE Irish Catholic bishops are considering the Dublin government's white paper on divorce, but are unlikely to respond by the end of the month. Jim Cantwell. spokesman for the......

Bishops Ring Alarm Bells In Sri Lanka

ALARM bells are being rung by the Catholic bishops of Sri Lanka, who this week voiced fears that their country was on the brink of catastrophe. The bishops said in a statement......

Columbus Row Hits Pope

THE POPE will overlook escalating protests in the Dominican Kcpublic and celebrate Mass near a controversial multi-million pound memorial dedicated to Columbus. the Vatican......

Diocesan Employee Starts Blaze To Hide Fraud Deals

AN ACCOUNTANT employed by an American diocese has been arrested and charged with arson after its finance offices went up in flames. John Weber, 45, an accounts supervisor for......

Teach The World To Sing

OPERA star Placido Domingo was in the American capital this week to receive an honorary degree from the Jesuit-run Georgetown University. Georgetown University's president, Fr......

News In Brief

Swiss affray THE Swiss government has jumped into the fray over the controversy surrounding Bishop Wolfgang Haas of Chur, whose appointment in 1990 unleahed a storm of protest......

Vatican Pledges To Jump Hurdles For Israeli Ties

OBSTACLES in the way of formal Vatican relations with Israel will take years to iron out but the problems between the two states will be resolved, a top official of the Holy......

John Paul Blasts Sudan Regime

by Timothy Elphick POPE John Paul 11 this week made an impassioned plea for an immediate end to the civil war in famine-hit Sudan, where millions of villagers face death by......

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Large Parishes Less Likely To Share Faith

by Murray White CATHOLIC congregations are much larger on average than those of other Christian churches, but as a result are less prepared to attract new members, a new study......

Tories Urged Not To Ignore Pro-life Vote

A CONSERVATIVE MP has • warned his party that it ignores "at its peril" the pro-life vote in ' Britain. Speaking at a fringe meeting -of the Conservative Party conference,......

Cardinal Honoured For Opposition To Injustice

CARDINAL Basil Hume will return home to Newcastle to receive an honorary degree this afternoon from the new University of Northumbria at Newcastle. , The cardinal is to be......

Bishops' Diaries

BISHOP Ambrose Griffiths of Hexham and Newcastle catches the eye with perhaps the most unusual engagement of the week, when he meets with the Grand Mustie of the Yemen at Durham......

'shift' Seen On Married Priests Issue

FORMER Anglican priest Fr Peter Cornwell, ordained a Catholic priest four years ago as a married man, commented last week on the "shift" In Catholic opinion regarding married......

Ethics In The New Europe Under The Microscope

CARDINAL Basil Flume is to play host to some of the most senior figures in European government and industry next month when he chairs a groundbreaking one-day conference on......

Priest Dismisses Fears Of New Catholic School

PLANS to open a Catholic school in North Yorkshire have some politicians raising the alarm about the adverse effect the move will have on village schools in the area. Tory......

News In Brief

Churches back talks THE leaders of the four main churches in Northern Ireland have given their full backing to the current round of Dublin peace talks following a meeting in......

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Change In Appeal Advised

WITH reference to the recent "horrific disaster" which has struck the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua, reported by Joan Smith in her letter from Nicaragua (Catholic Herald, Sept 11),......

Archbishop Never Embroiled

WITH reference to your article (Catholic Herald, September 19) regarding the legalities of the court case concerning Fr Sean Tucker and myself, Ms Gill Devlin. I would like to......

A Whistle Blown For Moral Values

John Battle MP CHARGE Nurse Graham Pink lost his job at Stopping Hill Hospital in Stockport for 'whistle-blowing'. He spoke out about declining standards of care which left him......

I Have Received A Number Of Inquiries About The Implications

of the motion on abortion which was carried at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference, (Catholic Herald, September 26). I must make it clear that it has no effect or implication......

Drawing

RICHARD West (Catholic Herald, Sept 18) gives us a very interesting historical background to the present conflict in the former Yugoslavia. However, the impression that in 1054......

Changes

IS there another change in the Mass? The first of three main parts of the Mass, the Offertory, was brought to light when the dialogue Mass was changed to the vernacular; after......

Avoiding Spiritual Red Herrings

BY WAY of response to Dr Barber's and Fr BT Godden's letters about the shortage of priests (Catholic Herald, September 24), thus precipitating the admission of women and married......

Our Vote-catching Cardinal Hume?

"EDUCATION reforms are meaningless unless the quality of school buildings where children are taught is improving". The above might be a vote-catching remark from a socialist......

History Counts For Something Too

YOUR editorial "The Word, Not the Man" (Catholic Herald, Sept 25), as well as exhibiting inaccuracies and inconsistencies, throws out the baby with the bathwater. With scant......

Not A Par

Church PITY the lot of bishops. From time to time. they have to undertake the perilous task of talking about the relationship between Christianity and politics. Undoubtedly,......

Different Ways Of Parish Management

YOUR recent item about Benedictine monks in a parish taking off en masse for their holidays (Catholic Herald. Sept 21) and the report on the "new role" for parochial clergy......

A Hospitality House In Karl Marx's Parish

IN CONNECTION with your report (Catholic Herald, September 25) on St Francis Howse now being established in Oxford on the model of Dorothy Day's Worker Houses in the USA, may I......

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Sailing On The Wrong Side Of Historical Truth

T HIS year 'Columbus' has become a magic word which makes common sense disappear and turns critical intellects into white rabbits. Fr Michael Campbell-Johnston has an urgent and......

A Discovery That Ushered In The Age Of Empires And...

Fr Michael Campbell-Johnston argues that the Columbus anniversary marks a landmark in the exploitation of peoples C ANCEL the debt, share your technology and stop the demand for......

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Masterpieces Reborn

EVERY so often in the history of art, a painter so far above the rest blasts his way onto the artistic stage and revolutionises the way we see the world. In our own century, it......

Women's Intuition And The Bible

Dorothea McEwan THIS is a book of threefold importance. A commentary on the Scriptures is a key to their understanding. A commentary on the Bible using fresh. jargon-free......

Context To Our Interpretation Of This Context.

The intention of the writers of the various books which make up the Bible might have been different from the way we perceive these intentions today. This difficulty is......

The 'shock' Of The New Life Of Jesus

Mary Kenny I DO NOT quite know what to make of AN Wilson. He has been a Protestant. an Anglo-Catholic I think and is now an atheist. Well, we all change our minds, and 1 didn't......

Flashback To Childhood Days

Neil Kenny MICHELE Roberts' powerful sixth novel, currently a Booker Prize nominee, begins as it means to go on, describing symbolic objects in a brisk, vigorous style, with......

Journey To The End Of The Continent

John Laffin...

Dervla Murphy Is An Indomitable Irish Travel Writer Who Has

journeyed much further afield than Romanian Transylvania; I recall her adventures in the Andes, in Tibet and in Madagascar. However, she may regard her travels in Romania, in......

Paperback Round-up

A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (Flamingo, £5). Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and now shortlisted for the Irish Times - Aer Lingus International Award, this novel......

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Gifts We Might Not Want To Receive

Fr John Mills OP continues a series on the problems of prayer through the eyes of six fictional characters. Part 3: Thank-offering T's all very well, Leo," said Sarah. "In the......

The Voice Of The Vatican

T HE time in Rome is 8.30... and in the studio today, I'm Jacky Sutton with Vatican Radio's news in English. In the headlines this morning: the French say 'yes' to Maastricht......

Harsh Pamphlets And Victorian Conspiracies

Papal scorn is still alive and kicking at the Protestant Truth Society, as Emma Laybourne discovers T O walk into the bookshop of the Protestant Truth Society beneath its......

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From Here To Eternity

BROADCAST NEWS by Joanna Moorhead P ROGRAMMES about the final months and days of the victims of America's notorious Death Row often net large viewing figures, bringing out the......

Power And The Glory Restored

WINDOW ON THE ARTS by Timothy Elphick RESTORATION grant of £166, 208, announced by English Heritage this week, will save a Catholic church in North Yorkshire which was once the......

'has No One Come Back To Give Praise To God Except This...

Scripture Notebook by Fr John Wijngaards T ODAY's Gospel narrator shows how ten lepers are miraculously cured by Jesus. but only one returns to give thanks. Jesus is......

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Hate The Sin, But Love The Sinner

'CHARTERHOUSE CHRONICLE by Christopher Monckton W hen 1 last looked at the figures, thc little red Catechism of Christian Doctrine, published by the Catholic Truth Society,......

Spirituality Of The Oblates

Ronald Rolheiser D LIKING the years that I have written this column, I have rarely referred to the fad that I belong to a religious order, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. That......

Restoring Faith Among The Russians

Letter from Poland F ATHER Stanislaw Opiela, head of the new Jesuit region covering the former Soviet states, is hopeful about Catholic relations with the Russian Orthodox......