Monthly Archives: December 2010

Plea to rebel Primates

 ‘Bring your wisdom to next meeting’ by Ed Thornton Church Times http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/content.asp?id=106098 December 25, 2010 “Turn up and make your voice heard”: Archbishop Idowu-Fearon AP A BISHOP in the Church of Nigeria has urged Primates from the Global South not … Continue reading

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Christmas Day reflection

Having just returned from our 10am Sung Mass at St.Michael and All Angels in Christchurch, New Zealand – where we experienced 2 short sharp after-shocks (1 @ 4.9 Richter) – I have become even more philosophical about the Church‘s arguments … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS IN THE U.K.

Clerics get ready for their double shift by Ed Beavan   CLERGY are determined to go the extra mile on St Stephen’s Day this year, even if the snow is crisp and even. Although Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, … Continue reading

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AUSTRALIA: Rome for breakaway Anglicans

by Barney Zwartz December 20, 2010 ABOUT 1000 Australians are expected to join a new Anglican wing of the Catholic Church by next June, the leader of the main group of dissident Anglicans said yesterday. A committee was set up … Continue reading

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Christmas parable – Jesus v Santa Claus

The difference between Jesus and Santa Claus “What’s the difference between Jesus and Santa Claus?” I asked the children who had come up to the front of the church for the “children’s sermon” one Advent Sunday when I was a … Continue reading

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Challenge to Archbishop Carey

Giles Fraser: Defending the faith from its cheerleaders  NO, I am not ashamed of the gospel. But I am more than a little ashamed of the Not Ashamed campaign (News, 3 December). It comes across as just more complaining from … Continue reading

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Blogging Bishop for Bradford

New Bishop for the Diocese of Bradford A ‘Blogging bishop’ who is a University of Bradford graduate has been announced today as the next Bishop of Bradford. The Rt Revd Nick Baines (53), who is currently Bishop of Croydon, will … Continue reading

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