Comments: Opinion - 30 December 2017

Thanks to the 'Mystery Worshipper's' reminder of the Joys of Mary at England's Little Nazareth.

My memory goes back to 1961, when the Slipper Chapel was just a resting place to take off one's shoes en route to the Shrine. Now look at it!

Walsingham is one place where Anglo and Roman Catholics can rejoice, with Mary, that Christ is our Saviour and Redeemer: "Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and Blessed the fruit of your womb, Jesus" Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and in the hour of our death. Amen."

All that's needed now is for the Anglican Shrine to recognise the ministry of women at the altar.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Sunday, 31 December 2017 at 9:02pm GMT

Thank you Andrew Lightbown for a really helpful and highly relevant piece on hope.

Posted by David Runcorn at Tuesday, 2 January 2018 at 10:09am GMT

Thank you Mark for your thoughtful piece as you approach your Jubilee of Priesthood.

Brings back memories of serving my title in the Bristol diocese.Dear Bishop Oliver Tomkins told me the priest I was to serve under was dying. But I would learn so much from him, in the short time remaining. How true. Fr Ronald Down was a saint, and I will always remember him with gratitude. Together with the Cloud of Witnesses who support us on our priestly journey.

God Bless you Mark.

Fr John Emlyn

Posted by Fr John E Harris-White at Tuesday, 2 January 2018 at 4:55pm GMT

Re: Giles Fraser in The Guardian, "This will be the last of the Loose canon series."

So Giles Fraser is spiking his loose canon. It has been an interesting series to follow. His is an authentic exilic voice. Hope we will continue to hear it in some other way at some point. But, I reckon there comes a time...

Posted by Rod Gillis at Friday, 5 January 2018 at 4:28pm GMT
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