Nov 15, 1999

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Online Edition – Vol. V, No. 8: November 1999

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Bishop’s Decree Raises Questions — A decree issued by Birmingham Bishop David Foley forbidding any priest within his diocese to celebrate Mass facing the altar raises many questions. — by Helen Hull Hitchcock

EACW re-do "seriously flawed", says expert — Noted church architect Duncan Stroik critiques Domus Dei, the ninth draft of a document that may replace the controversial EACW

A Different Kind of "Hands-On" Priest"Father Fix-It" rebuilds parishes by hand in New Bedford, Massachusetts — by Penny Humphrey

[Re]turn to the East? — A young priest asks if it is time to consider a change in practice. — by Father Thomas Kocik

In the News … — Dutch Old Catholics ordain first woman "priest"; Deep Waters: "Call your pool a font"; "Gender sensitive" youth Bible to debut in St. Louis; Baptizing Kwanzaa?; Cardinal Ratzinger Stresses Mystery of Church in New Book; New guidelines for non-Catholic Communion in Rockville Centre

"More than the liberty of a translator" — Thomas Cranmer to Henry VIII on liturgical translation



Helen Hull Hitchcock

Helen Hull Hitchcock (1939-2014) was editor of the <em>Adoremus Bulletin</em>, which she co-founded. She was also the founding director of Women for Faith & Family and editor of its quarterly journal, Voices. She published many articles and essays in a wide range of Catholic journals, and authored and edited <em>The Politics of Prayer: Feminist Language and the Worship of God</em> (Ignatius Press 1992), a collection of essays on issues involved in translation. She contributed essays to several books, including <em>Spiritual Journeys</em>, a book of “conversion stories” (Daughters of St. Paul). Helen lectured in the US and abroad, and appeared frequently on radio and television, representing Catholic teaching on issues affecting Catholic women, families, and Catholic faith and worship.