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The way we live now

Christopher Smith is afraid of the bad, big wolf   I have recently discovered a book by a chap called Mark Forsyth entitled The Elements of Eloquence. In it, he details forty-odd techniques used in written English to ‘turn the [...]

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Elsewhere in this edition you can read Archdeacon Edward Dowler’s important call for our movement to engage more fully with the traditions and teaching of the Universal Church; through study, engagement and pilgrimage. It would seem sensible to add to [...]

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Ghostly Counsel

True Prayer   Andy Hawes   St Simeon the New Theologian (a Byzantine monk of the late tenth century) wrote ‘ the theologian is he whose is prayer is true.’ The relationship between our prayer and our believing is dynamic [...]

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May They All Be One

David Hope remembers the faithful ecumenism of Sister Mary Michael CHC   ‘The glory you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one... so that the world may believe that you [...]

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Public or Private?

Alan Smith proposes a sensible solution   The recent controversy about a privately owned prison in Birmingham raises once again the question of whether public ownership of large institutions is better than private. I should have thought that nowadays virtually [...]

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Letter to the Editor

Not good enough From The Reverend Michael Blackman Sir, I was somewhat disappointed by the tone of the September issue of New Directions, as it seems to be unbalanced. While Fr Robin Ward’s article was excellent, there should have been [...]

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From Ipswich to Italy?

Robert Ladds relates the intriguing afterlife of an image of Our Lady   The excellent article by Father Christopher Philips, charting the history of the church and shrine of Our Lady of Willesden, makes reference to the ancient image of [...]

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The Northern Saints

Joseph Emmanuel SSF reminds us of Our Lady’s perfect humanity   We come together today to do two things. Firstly, we come together, as we do each year, to commit ourselves to following the example of the holy bishop St [...]

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