/September 1996 Articles

LETTER FROM AMERICA

Too Small a Calling THE SECOND NATIONAL Coalition for the Blessing of Same-Sex Unions met in mid-July at the National Cathedral in Washington. They continued working on a rite for homosexual 'marriages' (for that is what their Celebration of Commitment [...]

SYNOD INSIDER

Gerry O'Brien Entering a Virtuous Spiral SUMMER IS NEARLY OVER and memories of debates in York are fading away. The first PCC meetings of the Autumn draw nearer and I hope that each parish will have on its PCC agenda [...]

The Way We Live Now

You're all Booked! THERE ARE MANY MYSTERIES about the contemporary Church of England. Why, for example, for the last twenty-five years, has the number of suffragan bishops and archdeacons been inversely proportional to the decline in communicant figures? And, more [...]

CHRIST OUR FUTURE

THE OPENING MOMENTS of the great paschal liturgy of Holy Saturday declare, by word and sign the Church's commitment to the sanctification of time. Marking the paschal candle with the sign of the cross and with the first and last [...]

WHO? WHERE? WHY?

'ONCE A PROVINCE has expressed its mind in favour of the ordination of women to the priesthood and proceeded so to ordain women it would be anomalous to appoint a bishop who was actively opposed to the mind of the [...]