/June 2002 Articles

Faith of our Fathers

That a Bishop should be ‘Teachable’ Augustine held Cyprian of Carthage in high regard, as he did Tertullian. He commends Cyprian’s assertion that a bishop should be teachable. To go on to what he says, ‘that a bishop should be [...]

2017-12-04T11:36:51+00:00 June 2002 Articles|

QUADRILATERAL

‘Matriarchy good, Patriarchy bad’ was the slogan of the particular Animal Farm in which Commander Melhuilish had cut her teeth. But, as she sat in the gaunt Victorian parlour of the See House in Armagh, on a wet June day [...]

2017-12-04T11:35:42+00:00 June 2002 Articles|

Weary at the Well

Patrick Reardon considers the Samaritan woman in all of us Among the loveliest lines ever penned for Christian prayer, I think, are those in the tenth strophe of Thomas of Celano's Dies Irae: Quaerens me sedisti lassus Redemisti crucem passus [...]

2017-12-04T11:35:10+00:00 June 2002 Articles|

The Way they Live Now

Brother Stephen CR reflects on the current condition of the Religious Communities of the Church of England. In last months’ issue of New Directions two articles appeared, one by Fr Peter CSWG on the initiative of the newly named body [...]

2017-12-04T11:34:36+00:00 June 2002 Articles|

The Meaning of Meaning

It is no news that words mean different things to different people. Take, for example, that well-known play on words ‘Affirming Catholicism’. Punning like a Guardian headline, it means the opposite of what you think it means. Parse it and [...]

2017-12-04T11:34:10+00:00 June 2002 Articles|

The First Council of Nicaea

Raymond Chapman describes the work and witness of the First Ecumenical Council The study of history shows that occasions are not to be equated with causes. The Reformation did not begin because Luther posted ninety-five theses on the church door [...]

2017-12-04T11:33:31+00:00 June 2002 Articles|

Saving the Planet

How would many academics fill their time without surveys to conduct? How would newspapers fill their pages in the silly seasons without the odd, weird or ‘fancy that’ results to comment upon? Nevertheless, though there are hundreds of such surveys [...]

2017-12-04T11:30:55+00:00 June 2002 Articles|

Saving the Planet

How would many academics fill their time without surveys to conduct? How would newspapers fill their pages in the silly seasons without the odd, weird or ‘fancy that’ results to comment upon? Nevertheless, though there are hundreds of such surveys [...]

2017-09-02T17:51:24+00:00 June 2002 Articles|

DEVOTIONAL ARTICLE

What's in a Name? The first two verses of Psalm 91 address God by four different names; he is the Most High and the Almighty in verse one, and MY God in verse two. The Hebrew text uses four different [...]

2017-11-07T18:35:20+00:00 June 2002 Articles|