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The clue should have been in the word: Cardinal Vincent Nichols promised a “reflection” on the responses to the Vatican survey’s on marriage and family life from Catholics in Westminster Diocese.
There have been calls from some quarters to reform Confession, and a recent Tablet article listed many reasons why Catholics said they had stopped going and even Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has called for “proper reform to the sacrament”.
In his book Saints, Sacrilege and Sedition of May 2012, Eamon Duffy, Professor of the History of Christianity at Cambridge University, writes about St John Fisher, the former Chancellor of Cambridge University and founder of the theology departments at both Oxford and Cambridge universities.
One of these fresh-faced young men would go on to become the man who Pope Francis is to make a cardinal tomorrow – Westminster Archbishop Vincent Nichols.
On 4 February, the Scottish Parliament voted to pass the Same-Sex Marriage Bill, in a free vote, by the large majority of 105 votes for, to 18 against.
I’ve grown increasingly frustrated with the worship music that’s used in the charismatic end of the Church: I have wished the words had more theological content and poetry; I have wished the words and music related better to each other and essentially made more sense.
There is a tendency for some church commentators to rant and gnash their teeth when the Church is criticised unfairly, even if the main thrust of the complaint is perfectly valid.
This is the first in a series of blogs celebrating The Tablet’s new online archive, where for a limited time you can view for free every page of every issue since 1840.
The legalisation of same-sex marriage this week represents a watershed moment where a new social movement will triumph over the previous orthodoxy around human relationships and human sexuality.
I have only fainted once in my life. It happened last May on a tube train just as it was pulling into Turnham Green station in west London.