Page 1, 20th March 1987

20th March 1987
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Court Sterilisation Ruling 'disgraceful

by Peter Stanford THE Appeal Court ruling this week that a 17 year old girl with a mental handicap could be sterilised has been roundly attacked by Catholic officials as "a......

From Sexual Relations "given Her Inability To Exercise An...

Mr Coote also questioned whether the girl could not be prescribed long term conraceptives to protect her, rather than undergo the irreversible operation. "If there is no......

Plea For Liverpool Unity

by Brian Dooley LIVERPOOL Church leaders last week urged a review of the penalties imposed on 47 "rebel councillors" by the Law Lords. In a statement released jointly by......

Irish Bishops Plan National Task Force To Combat Aids

THE Catholic Bishops' Conference in Ireland has announced the setting-up of a national task force to deal with AIDS. Bishop Joseph Casey outlined the plans earlier this week at......

Witness In The Dock By Defiant Peace Activist

ST Patrick's Day, singled out by the bishops of England and Wales and Scotland and Ireland as a Day of Prayer for peace in Northern Ireland, was also the day on which 37 members......

Leonard Warned Off By Catholics

A group of Catholics in favour of women's ordination have written an open letter to Dr Graham Leonard, Anglican Bishop of London, pointing out that the Catholic Church is not a......

Fetus Horror Story

by Desmond O'Grady in Rome CARDINAL Joseph Ratzinger, responsible for the Vatican's recent instruction on bioethics, has told an Australian horror story in support of his......

Requiem Mass

CARDINAL Basil Hume presided at a Requiem Mass for the victims of the Zeebrugge ferry disaster at Westminster Cathedral last Wednesday evening. There will be another service at......

Daly Warns Of 'power Of Evil'

BISHJP Cahal Daly spoke of the "grib.' reminders of the power of evil" in his St Patrick's Day address at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfact earlier this week. He said it was......