Monthly Archives: December 2014

Announcement: First Woman Bishop in Church of England

Home > Europe & Middle East The Revd Libby Lane Announced as Bishop of Stockport Posted on: December 17, 2014 10:12 AM – ACNS The Revd Libby Lane Photo Credit: Kippa Matthews Related Categories: Chester, England, women bishops Downing street … Continue reading

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S.S.W.& S.H. Response to Women Bishops in the C. of E.

The Society announces a process for priests to register The Society under the patronage of St Wilfred and St Hilda has announced a process whereby priests in sympathy with the society can register. This is explained by Colin Podmore in … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: S.E.C. Bishop Michael Hare-Duke,

Generous Episcopacy: The Rt Rev Michael Hare-Duke RIP by Kelvin Holdsworth, Provost of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow I gather from a twitter correspondent that the Rt Rev Michael Hare-Duke has died. Bishop Michael was the bishop with whom I first tested my … Continue reading

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Church Times Editorial: Bishops with MBAs?

A pooling of talents Posted: 12 Dec 2014 @ 00:11 – Church Times Leader IN THE current series of Reith Lectures, Dr Atul Gawande describes his development of a checklist for hospital procedures. Many conditions require care from a multi-disciplinary … Continue reading

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Will the Voice of the Faithful Laity be heard at next R.C. Synod?

Will the bishops be any more open about their second consultation on family? 12 December 2014 by Michael Phelan So the Vatican has asked national bishops’ conferences around the world to seek input from Catholics at “all levels” about how … Continue reading

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Pope Francis mobilises the Laity

From the editor’s desk : ‘The Tablet’. Pope Francis mobilises the laity 11 December 2014 At the Wednesday audience this week, Pope Francis began a series of highly significant talks on family life, in preparation for next autumn’s synod of … Continue reading

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Ten ways to keep a holy Advent

Originally posted on The religious imagineer:
Camino de Santiago near Atapuerca Advent is a time to keep watch for the unexpected comings of God, to prepare our own hearts to make room for the Blessed One, and to be ourselves…

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Gambian President Defends Homophobia on Religious Grounds

BY PETER MONTGOMERY DECEMBER 5, 2014 Gambia: President, Foreign Minister Portray Anti-Gay Persecution as Defense of Islam, Africa We have reported previously on Gambia’s viciously anti-gay president Yahya Jammeh. Buzzfeed’s Lester Feder reports on the politics behind the latest wave … Continue reading

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Oxford Faith Debate on Vision for the Church of England

The fifth and final debate of the current Oxford series took place last Thursday. Audio recordings of the entire event are now available on this page. Those who have been attending regularly seemed to agree that this debate was the … Continue reading

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Giles Fraser – The Advent Message: God & Humanity

The whole point of Christianity is to create a deeper form of humanism It seems that making the human stand out as morally particular requires some sort of leap of faith   Giles Fraser – The Guardian, Friday 5 December 2014 16.44 GMT ‘Christmas … Continue reading

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