Page 1, 29th December 1961

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14,483 Converts Last Year

A DULT conversions at 14,483 in 1960 show a drop of 1.300 over 1959, according to the 1962 Catholic Directory, published today by Burns and Oates. All but three dioceses show a......

Watch These Dates In 1962

T.U. BATTLE HEATS UP By Hugh Kay S the battle for control of the trade union movement continues to mount, all Christian trade unionists are challengd by the need to make a stern......

Council Opens In 1962

T HE Second Vatican Council will definitely open in 1962. This was proclaimed on Christmas Day from the steps of the four Roman basilicas in a Bull issued by Pope John XXIII.......

Fr. Borrelli Plans A `boys Town'

F R. FIORRELLI, champion of the homeless scugaizzo in Naples, has bought a large piece of land overlooking the Bay of Naples for development as a new settlement for 300 homeless......

Plea To Excise Dept.

Missioners working among Korea's lepers are asking for customs exemption on medicines destined for the relief of leprosy. They are also asking for land, especially with a view......

When It Is Right To Use Force

Atomic Weapons `not immoral' U SE of atomic weapons to repel aggression is legitimate, said Bishop Francois Charriere of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg, last week, speaking in a......

Ceylon's Promise

Archbishop Cooray of Colombo has secured a promise from the Ceylon government — which seized 700 Catholic schools a year ago — that only teachers approved by Church authorities......

Pope John's Appeal To

WORLD A Date With the LEADERS Sun for You P WITHIN a few days of the invasion of Goa and the threatened invasion of New Guinea, Pope John XXIII broadcast a Christmas appeal to......

Grievances Listed

POLISH BISHOPS PETITION GOVT. C ARDINAL WYSZYNSKI has petitioned Poland's Parliament to investigate illegal government action against the Church. The letter was sent in November......

Priests Ordained Secretly

S EVERAL young Hungarians have been ordained to the priesthood secretly, after studying theology privately, in order to avoid the state-controlled seminaries. The Relief......