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  1. Particular charisms, such as priesthood, come more like the dawn than a lightning bolt
  2. Travelling by train is fun, lovely and stress-reduced
  3. The movement of rocks makes me think about Petrine authority
  4. I would suggest that Joseph was ‘trafficked’ down to Egypt
  5. I am quite often asked by atheists if I believe in angels
  6. The Church has come a long way in 50 years, thank God
  7. Indulgence is one of those words that seem to have acquired negative connotations
  8. Indulgence is one of those words that seem to have acquired negative connotations
  9. As of the beginning of this year I have taken on the tenancy of a hermitage
  10. We have a serious problem in the Church with a secrecy default button
  11. What I have learned this Lent is how arrogantly opinionated I am
  12. Sometimes God carries us laughing, victorious. ‘Well done,’ he says joyfully
  13. Mary of Magdala encountered the risen Christ precisely because she stayed awake
  14. My children have grown up … but they are still my children
  15. I have discovered how impatient with myself and with God I can be
  16. We live in a country that endlessly privileges Christianity over other faiths
  17. ­It seems highly probable that I, along with most other human beings, will die in my sins
  18. I have never seen a Christmas card showing Salome, who doubted the virginity of Mary
  19. We live in a culture in which all the emphasis is focused on sexual love
  20. I think this is nonsense – pietistic, dualistic, exclusive, ugly, stupid nonsense
  21. We have lost the sense, strong in the early Church, that asceticism sets us free
  22. Chocolate is ‘innocent’ in the eyes of the Church. Its consumption breaks no fast
  23. Official teaching has changed throughout the whole history of the Church
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