Comments: opinion at the beginning of Lent

I think Theo touches on some strained nerves in his piece. I am not sure I accept all his assessments but I think there is truth in much of what he surmises.

Posted by Martin Reynolds at Saturday, 25 February 2012 at 12:29pm GMT

The de Havilland link doesn't work. The interview is here

Posted by Steve Lusk at Saturday, 25 February 2012 at 2:18pm GMT

Sorry for the bad link. I have corrected it.

Posted by Peter Owen at Saturday, 25 February 2012 at 3:38pm GMT

"All I know is that you have to mean what you say" - Olivia de Havilland -

This pericope, from Olivia de Havilland's response to the questioning of Bishop Pierre Whalon, about her incentive for reading the Scriptures in Church, is surely the basis for any intelligent reading aloud of the Scriptures in public worship.

This is one of the reasons why all clergy - as well as lay-lectors in public worship - need proper training in the presentation of the Scriptures. Sadly, some readings may not be properly understood by the congregation - simply because of poorly-managed articulation, which can come from a lack of proper emphasis or the lack of insight into the passage being read.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Saturday, 25 February 2012 at 11:49pm GMT

"'That Yahweh can be so awful sometimes!' she pointed out."

Now THAT is Episcopal hermeneutics at work! ;-D

What a treasure is Olivia "de H". Thank you, Bishop Pierre, for showing us a true Christian life, long-lived/fully-lived, in the Word.

Posted by JCF at Sunday, 26 February 2012 at 1:35am GMT

What about the opinion of the Archbishop of York that people should buy The Sun seven days a week? He says turn a new corner etc. and a new beginning, but the police and other factual enquiries haven't finished.

Posted by Pluralist at Monday, 27 February 2012 at 2:14am GMT

'Seven whole days
not one in seven'

Posted by Mary Marriott at Monday, 27 February 2012 at 7:51pm GMT
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