Latest Issue: 3 October 2015
- Where do we go from here?
Tomorrow sees the re-convening of bishops in Rome to consider marriage, divorce and sexuality. Last year’s meeting brought bitter disagreements out into the open and the rows have continued to simmer ever since
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- The living Spirit
- ‘One man told me that Our Lady had told him to come and live in a tent in my garden’
- ‘We forget that 100 years ago most women wore veils on some occasions’
- ‘It is not easy at all to talk about personal experiences of God’
- ‘It is infinitely easier to kill if you do not have to see death happen’
- ‘We have prayed for priestly vocations and it seems that these prayers are not being granted’
- ‘St Wilgefortis defeated her father’s attempts to marry her off by sprouting a beard’
- ‘It is not surprising that these ancient Churches are grouchy and competitive’
- ‘I drove home through a landscape infused with new loveliness’
- This is the season of freedom, beauty and abundance
- Are we travelling home or journeying to an as yet unknown new world?
- We are a culture that believes in apologies but not repentance
- The single-track road imposes an obligation of courtesy on us all
- There was, for me, an undercurrent of sadness in Egypt
- Like single malts, the NHS is an expensive luxury product, but worth paying for
- She for God only
- I rather miss the whooping and thumping of slightly wild joy that I used to feel
- We have a marked tendency to become upset if anyone tries to change our religious imagery
- What on earth can complementarity actually be?
- Who cares how many fish there were? Who counted?
- It is affirming to realise how many of the forces and powers of the Creation are silent
- Particular charisms, such as priesthood, come more like the dawn than a lightning bolt
- Travelling by train is fun, lovely and stress-reduced
- The movement of rocks makes me think about Petrine authority
- I would suggest that Joseph was ‘trafficked’ down to Egypt
- I am quite often asked by atheists if I believe in angels