Page 2, 5th October 1990

5th October 1990
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Soviet Laws Free Religion From Restraint

THE parliament of the Soviet Union this week followed the lead of the Russian assembly and gave near unanimous approval to a bill on religious rights. Deputies in the parliament......

Dramatic Fall In Irish Vocations

THE number of women religious under the age of 30 has fallen by half in the last decade, while the over 80s have increased by more than 50 per cent, according to a new survey of......

Poverty Must Be Addressed After Un Conference Resolutions

Summit on children broadly welcomed by Timothy Elphiek THIRD world development agencies in the United Kingdom this week welcomed the declaration on the rights of children from......

Catholic Overseas Development Agency Cafod Has Pledged Up...

to help Sri Lankans fleeing Iraq in the aftermath of the invasion of Kuwait. The money, raised for the Disaster Emergency Committee's Gulf crisis appeal, will go to CAFOD's......

Bishop's Plea For Women's Pastoral

A DECISION by bishops in the United States to abandon their planned pastoral letter on women would he "tantamount to proclaiming" they could not support the church's position on......

Ave Maria With Care At Weddings

WEDDINGS should not be seen as an "ornamental" opportunity to play music which does not reflect on Christ's presence in the sacrament of marriage, the Irish bishops' conference......

China Watcher

A HUNGARIAN Jesuit whose working life was spent reporting events in China to the outside world died this week in Hong Kong at the age of 76. Fr Laslo 1.adany, who joined the......

Priests Greying

UNITED States seminarians are older than their counterparts in the 1960s and the number of priests retired, sick or absent on leave has multiplied by four since then, according......

Moslem Freedom

ISLAM is reawakening in the Soviet Union, the head of the only mosque in Moscow claimed last week. Hajji Rais told the capital's newspaper Moscow News that Moslems today did not......