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Geoffrey Rowell in a Credo column in the Times How Albania was surprised by joy – “There is much to learn from this country where religion was abolished, about martyrdom and faithful witness.”

Theo Hobson writes a Comment is free article in The Guardian God and despair – “Once you confront the reality of despair, the need for faith becomes evident.”

Andrew Brown also writes a Comment is free article in The Guardian St Peter and the miserable worms – “Perhaps the Anglican communion has been broken for very much longer than anyone will admit.”

Vicki Woods in the Telegraph The Queen will stand up to Pope Benedict – “When the Pontiff visits Britain next year he will meet his match.”

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choirboyfromhell
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choirboyfromhell

Vicki Woods got it right. Benny’s got a lot to answer for when he has his little talk with Liz.

Josh L.
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I think with all of this Roman mish mash, we should all stop and enjoy a fine Episcopal hymn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3u8pfwlzGw

Fr Mark
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re the article on Albania: one result of the marginalisation of religious leaders in Albanian society has been that the government is now able to put forward a non-discriminatory marriage law, and religious leaders have little hope of blocking it, much as they would like to be able to. Needless to say, that doesn’t stop the Orthodox Church leadership venting its customary loathing of gay people http://viaintegra.wordpress.com/2009/08/27/albania-the-gay-issue/ If religious leaders spoke more sense on such issues, perhaps one would feel able to grieve for their marginalisation. As it is, Albania’s gay minority is clearly better off because the Orthodox Church… Read more »

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“God”, Hoskyns said, “is not the God of the Jews only, but of the Gentiles also, of the anti-clericals and communists, of all the ‘movements which tingle with resentment against the Church. Crucifixion-Resurrection is therefore the song that is sung, whether it is recognised or not, by the whole world of men and things in their tribulation and in their merriment.” – Bishop Geoffrey Rowell, Times ‘Credo’ article – Buried in his srticle on How Albania was Surpised by Joy, appears this extract from Bishop Rowell’s remembrance of Cambridge Preacher Edward Hoskins’ sermon which could be up-dated to include the… Read more »

Spirit of Vatican II
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It is not as bearers of the Image and Likeness of God in the Church that B16 does not recognize women and gays. What he contests, repeatedly and explicitly, is their capacity to function in persona Christi as ministers. The invidiousness of this is more subtle.

peterpi
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Would it be a correct assumption that the Telegraph does not think much of the office of the Pope, or at least the current incumbent? The photograph accompanying the Vicki Woods article comes eerily close to resembling a very-unfriendly figure from a 6-part modern fairy tale. (“Execute order 66”)