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Letters to the Editor

From Mr Thomas Ward   Sir―   I was delighted to read Bishop Keith Ackerman’s article ‘To Whom Shall We Go?’ (ND, June 2016). The clerical collar, as he rightly points out, identifies a priest who is always ‘on duty’. [...]

Faith of our Fathers

Arthur Middleton on the Anglican Tradition   The tradition of Anglicanism is of more than historical significance. In both Reformation and Caroline divines what is made present in England is the spiritual substance of that catholic vision of the mystery [...]

Ghostly Counsel

A word from the Baron   One Christian ministry that is on the decline is the writing of ‘letters of direction’; the advent of the telephone and then digital media, as well as the trend for regular face-to-face meetings between [...]

William Nettleingham

Killed in Action in France during the Somme Battle   Will was one of the very best. It had been my privilege to know him very intimately since his confirmation about fifteen years ago. His consistent faithfulness to his religious [...]

Work in Progress

William Davage concludes his series on Our Lady and the Catholic Revival   Despite the Catholic Movement’s successes mentioned last month, not everything was plain sailing in the twentieth century. There was still resistance to Marian devotion in the Church [...]

Lost in Translation?

John Hunwicke analyses a modern Roman view of the diaconate   We saw last month how the pre-conciliar Pontifical preserves the idea, found in the first-century Roman text known as I Clement, that the diaconate is a primarily cultic institution, [...]

Spiritual Songs

Lamb of God, whose bleeding love We thus recall to mind, Send the answer from above, And let us mercy find; Think on us, who think on thee, And every struggling soul release: R: O remember Calvary,     And [...]

The PBS Uncorks Old Wine

On 9 May the Prayer Book Society held an evening seminar for ordinands from Oxford’s three theological colleges for the first time. The event was hosted by the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, the Very Rev Canon Professor Martyn Percy, [...]

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