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Religious education – or running scared?

When I was at Grammar School in the 1960’s the demolition of Christianity had already started. Assemblies were perfunctory – a hymn, a Bible reading, and a couple of prayers. There was one period of Religious Education for every class, often ‘single-sex’ … Continue reading

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Another model for Ordinariate life and mission

In the early days of the Ordinariate I tried to identify some ‘models’ which might be appropriate for groups with their pastors. My initial experience was of the ‘church-planting’ model, successfully applied at the Most Precious Blood at Borough in … Continue reading

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Forming priests the Kelham way: true patrimony

With the Feast Of St Michael and all Angels on 29th September (St Michael, St Gabriel and St Raphael in the current Roman calendar) the thoughts of those of us who were trained as Anglicans for the priesthood at the … Continue reading

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In the struggle against terrorism what hope is there for free-speech?

Reports of  Theresa May’s speech at the Tory Party Conference are beginning to cause some concern. For while the British people are united behind efforts to counter violent terrorism, some commentators identity an important shift in the Home Secretary’s thinking. … Continue reading

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What shall we sing at Mass?

I have been re-reading “Anglicans and Catholics in Communion”, a collection of articles and essays published by the Catholic League in August 2010. Looking back even over four years at the hopes and fears for the Ordinariates is fascinating, instructive, … Continue reading

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Ordinariate Pilgrims of faith

At the beginning of Lent around 500 people were present at Southwark Cathedral for their Rite of Election. Among these 500 are Catechumens – those who have come from unbelief and are to be baptised at Easter – and Candidates … Continue reading

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Anglican Patrimony: the voice of the laity (2)

Fr Philip North has described the General Synod of the Church of England as “clumsy, dysfunctional and dangerous”. As an Anglican – and an Anglo-Catholic – Fr North has reason to use these harsh terms, given the way that the … Continue reading

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