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All Our Pomp Of Yesterday

The Bishop of Norwich concludes his thoughts on Anglican Papalism   From the 1960s the Church of England began to re-assess its relationship with the Holy See. The historic visit of Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher to Pope John XXIII in 1960 [...]

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Letter from America

Christopher Wells on the way forward after the U.S. Election   The whole world is witnessing major political shifts. In such a context of destabilization, questions of law and order and fear of the Other naturally arise; and so does [...]

2018-09-29T16:04:32+00:00December 2016 Articles|

What Are We To Do?

Simon Cuff on the lessons of Lampedusa   So then, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called “the uncircumcision” by those who are called “the circumcision”—a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands—remember that you [...]

2018-09-29T16:03:36+00:00December 2016 Articles|

Spiritual Songs

Glory be to God on high, And peace on earth descend; God comes down: he bows the sky: And shews himself our friend! God th’invisible appears, God the blest, the great I AM Sojourns in this vale of tears, And [...]

2018-09-29T16:03:06+00:00December 2016 Articles|

A Monastery Near Mosul

Emma Hart-Harris writes from the Middle East   On 4 June 2014, with a friend, I visited the monastery of Rabban Hormizd, near Alqosh in northern Iraq. The mood was relaxed and jovial. We had come from Dohuk in Iraqi [...]

2018-09-29T16:02:33+00:00December 2016 Articles|

Trick or Treat?

Serenhedd James on the Pope’s trip to Sweden   Pope Francis, yet again, has proved himself to be a dab hand at the grand gesture. He was in Sweden on All Hallows’ Eve – “Reformation Day” – for the Joint [...]

2018-09-29T16:01:56+00:00December 2016 Articles|

What Do You Think?

We now need your views on these six priorities. You might like to think about the following questions:   Do you agree that the six priorities on the other side of this page are the right ones for the Catholic [...]

2018-09-29T16:01:29+00:00December 2016 Articles|

What Now For England?

The Bishop of Burnley on the future of Catholic life in the CofE   I wonder what question Donald Trump is now asking himself. Maybe it’s this: “What was the point of all that?” So many months of hard effort, [...]

2018-09-29T16:00:19+00:00December 2016 Articles|

Ghostly Counsel

Silent Night   It strikes me that there is an increasing aversion to silence in contemporary culture. There are so few quiet places. There are so few quiet times of the day. Even in rural Lincolnshire it is really only [...]

2018-09-29T15:58:28+00:00December 2016 Articles|
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