/December 2018 Articles

The way we live now

Christopher Smith reflects on ‘Framing the Debate’ at the recent Forward in Faith Assembly   Imagine my delight to have read on the BBC News website recently the following headline: ‘Dutchman, 69, brings lawsuit to lower his age twenty years.’ [...]

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Guest Editorial

It is important for us to realize that the sacrament of Confession is very much under threat in the Church of England at the moment. It is under threat for no good reason. The agitation that has arisen about removing [...]

2019-02-13T15:58:25+00:00 December 2018 Articles|

News from Forward in Faith

The National Assembly of Forward in Faith met at St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, on Saturday 17 November. The keynote speaker was Mr William Nye, Secretary General of the General Synod and the Archbishops’ Council.   New Clerical Vice-Chairman Fr [...]

2019-02-13T15:57:35+00:00 December 2018 Articles|

Celebrating God’s Grace

Philip Barnes calls on Anglo-Catholics to celebrate the liberating power of forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation   Just a few weeks ago I was privileged to be in Avila with a party of clergy from the See of Fulham. [...]

2019-02-13T15:56:46+00:00 December 2018 Articles|

A Safer Space

Thomas Seville CR explains how the seal of the confessional protects both sinner and sinned against   The church has in recent years gained a bad name in respect of her care of those to whom it has a special [...]

2019-02-13T15:56:03+00:00 December 2018 Articles|

Ghostly Counsel

Christmas carols   Andy Hawes   From Advent all the way through until Candlemas, our liturgy is enriched by carols. In the shopping frenzy Christmas carols are spewed out in shopping centres to such an extent they become ‘white noise.’ [...]

2019-02-13T15:52:11+00:00 December 2018 Articles|