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2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the ordination of women to the priesthood in the Church of England. In terms of the history of the church, 25 years is no time at all, and yet for the catholic constituency in [...]

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Representation of the People

Alan Smith suggests some changes to the system   The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy: the function of parliament is to enable Her Majesty’s Government to conduct its business with the broad consent of the people. This is achieved [...]

2019-06-10T09:35:18+00:00May 2019 Articles|

Thanks be to God

Jonathan Goodall rejoices at the good news in the church   I thank God for all of you daily! And so it is good to be here again in this wonderful cathedral as the church in the See of Ebbsfleet—bishop, [...]

2019-06-10T09:34:19+00:00May 2019 Articles|

The Beauty of Holiness

Martin Warner reviews the life of the Church in the Diocese of Chichester   Although I didn’t go to the Brit Awards this year, I was mightily impressed by Jess Glynne’s performance of her hit single, Thursday. As she sang, [...]

2019-06-10T09:33:47+00:00May 2019 Articles|

The Call to Prayer

Tony Robinson considers the symbolism of the Chrism Mass   There is an ancient Latin saying that has a place of great significance in our catholic tradition: lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi. Roughly translated into English it means something [...]

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Ghostly Counsel

Spiritual Therapy     Andy Hawes   It is impossible to ignore the huge increase in the awareness of mental health issues. Many readers will be personally affected either by mental health issues of their own, or of friends or [...]

2019-06-10T09:31:46+00:00May 2019 Articles|

Virgo Praedicanda

Robert Ladds explains the importance of preaching Our Lady   In his later writings, Saint John Henry Newman gives us some profound thoughts for prayer and meditation, most particularly on Our Blessed Lady. Such deep and inspirational thoughts come from [...]

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R: The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary V: And she conceived by the Holy Spirit   As God once called Mary, so today he calls me to seek his Word in my life Hail Mary full of Grace... [...]

2019-06-10T09:29:25+00:00May 2019 Articles|

England—Mary’s Dowry

John Armitage explores this dedication and its importance for today   Unique among all the nations, the Catholics of England have believed for centuries that their country is in a special sense the ‘Dowry of Mary.’ The word ‘dowry’ (from [...]

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