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Held in existence

On the nature of creation as a revealed truth Patrick Henry Reardon is a Senior Editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity In our regular recitation of the Creed, we first declare our faith 'in one God, the Father [...]

Ghostly Counsel

Dreaming Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House You can be in my dream, if I can be in yours' - so pleaded the young Bob Dylan. Here he is not talking about nocturnal dreams. He is talking [...]

More coincidences

George Austin discovers more evidence of Catholicism in the life and plays of William Shakespeare At the end of The Tempest Prospero addresses the audience, ending with the words, 'Unless I be relieved by prayer, which pierces so that it [...]

January confusion

Ernest Skublics is bemused by the different feasts this month and offers his own suggestion Once again we must preach our way through a complex sequence of feasts. Christmas and Epiphany have been followed in various configurations by feasts of [...]

Rights trump faith?

Andrea Williams on the forthcoming Sexual Orientation Regulations An incredibly important piece of legislation threatens Christian freedom to act with integrity according to the Bible. The government have proposed 'Sexual Orientation Regulations' which will impact churches, Christian organizations, charities, groups [...]

Maria immaculata

Simon Heans argues for a proper understanding of the witness of Mary to the truth of the Gospel Is your church Papalist? A recent author would have us believe that Anglican Papalism ended in 1960. At least that's when Michael [...]

Familiar ground

Francis Gardom has been reading a recent study on the stability of the family and the pressures acting towards its fragmentation and is impressed by the analysis he encountered For every thousand people who bewail the disintegration of families and [...]

Papal condemnation

Nicholas Lincoln offers an American and Roman Catholic perspective reminding us of earlier papal condemnations of slavery which show the Church's teaching to have been clear but unheeded for many centuries The issue and history of slavery are complex. Throughout [...]

God’s hound

2007 marks the 30th anniversary of the presumed death of Elvis Aron Presley. Presumed, not because of stories of him being spotted shelf stacking in Bacup Co-op or driving a Nashville bus. Doubts arise because of the mis-spelling of his [...]

Which rite, Father?

John Hunwicke awaits the arrival of the new English translation of the Roman Mass and considers the various options it will place before priests and people in many Anglo-Catholic parishes Later this year, or else some time in 2008, a [...]

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