Page 1, 24th January 1997

24th January 1997
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Beef Up Your Sermons

BY BRUCE JOHNSTON IN ROME THE POPE HAS urged priests to take greater care in preparing Sunday sermons, in order to help people faced with "cultures and sciences that pose......

Church Thefts Are Extra-bad

A THEFT CARRIED Ott in church is a theft against an entire community of the faithful, and hence aggravated, Italy's Constitutional Court has ruled. In its ruling, the Court......

Outrage As Home Office Plans To Bug Confessionals

`Powerless' Church protests at threat to sacred trust BY PIERS MCGRANDLE AND CECILIA BROMLEY-MARTIN POLICE WILL have the power to bug confessions, if Home Secretary Michael......

Church Issues New Re Guidelines

BY JOE JENKINS THE BISHOPS' Conference of England and Wales published new national guidelines on religious education on Tuesday, in a move to clarify the existing curriculum in......

Italian Bishop Reveals How Dionysus The Short Shortened...

BY BRUCE JOHNSTON IN ROME JESUS DIED NEARER to the age of 40, than to that of 30, according to an Italian bishop. In a book to be published shortly, Luciano Pacomio, the newly......

Worth Boys In Big Bang

PUPILS AT Worth School were delighted last week when Jeff Rich, drummer with rock band Status Quo, visited the West Sussex boarding school to give a masterclass. Status Quo, who......

Housing Cuts 'unacceptable'

A CATHOLIC housing charity this week lashed out at Government proposals to cap housing benefit. The Catholic Housing Aid Society described Depart ment of Social Security plans......