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On priesthood

Richard Norman reflects from the College of the Resurrection on the nature of priesthood and some of the challenges faced by new priests today In his letter last year to the seminarians of the Catholic Church Pope Benedict wrote that [...]


on the Implementation of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus The Establishment of a Personal Ordinariate in England and Wales Much has been achieved over many years as a result of the dialogue and the fruitful ecumenical relations which have developed [...]

The Divine Mercy

Following the announcement of the beatification of Pope John Paul II we produce an excerpt from his homily on the first Divine Mercy Sunday in 2001 Let us thank the Lord for his love, which is stronger than death and [...]

Looking ahead

John Foster offers some practical suggestions on how a diverse constituency can maintain a united front and face the future We live in interesting times. For those of you who have joined SSWSH we need to forge a future together. [...]

Synod Watch

A brief look at what General Synod will debate in February This month’s Synod will debate in particular two areas of interest and concern for readers of New Directions. The first centres around the Rite of Baptism. A motion will [...]

Into the breach…

Paul Cartwright offers his reflections on his first Synod The 23rd November 2010 is imprinted in my mind as a day that was filled with as much trepidation as excitement as I prepared to process into Westminster Abbey, and later [...]


Pastoral Letter Our Catholic Bishops write We write as bishops within the Church of England, who seek both to maintain and promote its Catholic heritage, believing that this demands maintaining the ministry of bishops, priests and deacons in a manner [...]

and not content

The spring has seen the return to our television screens of the teen-angst-filled version of this magazine Glee, whose vocal group New Directions are proving popular with listeners young and old. Sadly your editorial team are not to be found [...]

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