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The Truth About Men

Robbie Low looks at some disturbing statistics Most of us, I suspect, are not great students of ‘the small print’. We employ lawyers and accountants because we recognize that carefully constructed small print may contain disclaimers, definitions and information which [...]

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A clerical detective story by PDJ Aymes ‘IT’S all right for some, ’ said Ben as he grabbed another slice of pepperoni pizza and opened the trendily retro refrigerator with his left foot. ‘The steaming ulu one minute and downtown [...]

2017-08-01T14:38:27+00:00April 2002 Articles|

God-like Appearance

Patrick Reardon on image and reality Although the history of icons may give us an idea of what some early saints looked like (the very primitive sketch of Peter and Paul in the excavation under the Vatican, for example), it [...]

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The Marriage Mirage

Christopher Idle offers ten ways to help make marriage a continuing reality ‘She's said it again!’ Don't ask me who, it could just as easily be ‘he'. Whoever it was, it was the archetypal broadcaster who has just got up [...]

2017-08-01T14:37:31+00:00April 2002 Articles|


George Austin has a dream The excitement of the final episode of Pop Idol was such that, as we awaited the result, I fell sound asleep. And as I slept I dreamed a dream, a dream so fantastic that surely [...]

2017-08-01T14:37:02+00:00April 2002 Articles|


MARRIED to a deacon, I am hardly unbiased, so ignore my judgement. I was less than enthusiastic at the Roman Church ’s position cited in ND in February. (Q: Is it possible to separate the diaconate of women from the [...]

2017-08-01T14:36:14+00:00April 2002 Articles|


The Weight of Glory ‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.’ That word was ‘glory’. Alice (in Through the Looking-glass) [...]

2017-08-01T14:35:45+00:00April 2002 Articles|

A Way of Seeing

Anne Gardom at some current exhibitions Tate Britain and Tate Modern each have an exhibition on at the moment which provide a very remarkable contrast. At Tate Modern in its final weeks there is a very large retrospective Andy Warhol [...]

2017-08-01T14:35:15+00:00April 2002 Articles|

Nouns, Names and Nonsense

Geoffrey Kirk denies that there is a case for inclusive language A consensus seems to have emerged about the vexed question of 'inclusive' language in the liturgy. We are to be 'inclusive' about people, but 'exclusive' about God. Many will [...]

2017-08-01T14:20:55+00:00April 2002 Articles|


Highways and Byways of Hymns Olde Tyme Music Hall Regrettably or otherwise, my experience of Olde Tyme Music Hall is restricted to school imitations at End of Term junketings, and wittily satirical take-offs (I think that was it) for grown-up [...]

2017-08-01T14:20:11+00:00April 2002 Articles|
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