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Touching place

S JAMES, TWYCROSS, LEICS  From the outside, this dark stone church looks typical of what one sees in villages across the East Midlands, with a stocky Perp tower complementing a building mainly in the 14th c. style. The interior was [...]

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Faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on the Ecclesial Dilemma Crisis of Identity Today the notion of heresy, while present in church vocabulary, is manifestly absent from the vocabulary of contemporary politically-correct theology – a theology that prefers to refer to “pluralism” and to [...]

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Sacratissimum Cor Jesu

John Gayford offers a Critical Historical Evaluation of Liturgical Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus can be defined as the response of the faithful to the fact of Christ’s love, divine and [...]

2020-05-20T18:54:25+00:00April 2020 Articles|

Secular Liturgies

Tom Sutcliffe goes to school I do not remember much about being ill with bronchitis when I was three. It must have been after my big sister and I went with our mother in 1946 to spend three months in [...]

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April Diary

Thurifer goes to the opera “Je ne regrette rien,” memorably sang iconic French chanteuse, Edith Piaf. That is not, however, a sentiment I share. I regret many lapses of judgement, taste, action. High among those regrets is deficiency in a [...]

2020-05-20T18:52:42+00:00April 2020 Articles|

Views, reviews and previews

Art Aubrey Beardsley Kimono: Kyoto to catwalkTate Britain, until 25 th May Victoria and Albert Museum,  until 25th June Every morning when I open up church I look across the road to Aubrey Beardsley’s Pimlico house, a building once festooned [...]

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The way we live now

Christopher Smith reflects on the power of the Cross Just as priests shouldn’t preach about preaching, I dare say those of us who write articles for magazines shouldn’t write about writing articles for magazines.  Even so, you may as well [...]

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A Pastoral Statement from the Bishops of The Society Our first concern as bishops is to express our concern and promise our prayers for all those who are directly affected by the Coronavirus, particularly those who by age or health condition are [...]

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Ghostly Counsel

Intercession and the Coronavirus Andy Hawes  There is a spectrum of approaches to intercession; the liberal approach does not allow that God can or will intervene in any supernatural way through prayer of intercession of any kind. The liberal Christian [...]

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