Tag Archives: Evangelisation

Making – and keeping – new Catholics

A new report by the Catholic Research Forum (an initiative of the Benedict XVI centre at St Mary’s University, Twickenham) has something to tell us about evangelisation. 7.7 per cent of the 3.8 million Catholics in the UK are ‘converts’ … 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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Back to Church at Christmas: opportunities for evangelisation

There is  a story told of an Anglican priest who surveyed the substantial congregation which had turned up for the Evening Service on Harvest Sunday (it was some years ago when they still did).  Marching up to the tabernacle and … Continue reading

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Ordinariate Groups: Mission Stations – or Rest Homes

Those of us who had the pleasure and privilege of knowing the late Bishop Brian Masters (Area Bishop of Edmonton in the Anglican diocese of London) have a fund of his witty  – and very much to the point – … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Ordinariates

I have been really grateful to those people who have sent me in short descriptions of the life and mission of their Ordinariate groups. What it reveals is what I have suspected: that there are significant differences between England and … Continue reading

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Chaplains to the faithful – or missionaries to convert England?

“The Ordinariate will grow – God willing.” When someone said this to me recently I reflected immediately that, of course, God wills it to grow! To put it round the other way, could God ever will his Church and his … Continue reading

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