Trushare Files  No. 121

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NEW DIRECTIONS: 

June 2005

 

 

Are five consecutive pages on Pope Benedict a bit too much for a single issue? Of course not. Take them, if you wish, as a symptom of the excitement at the election of so fine a theologian to the Church’s highest office. An excitement which is being shared with many other Christians across the world. It is as though Benedict XVI, by his decades of service, his powerful writing and formidable reputation, is setting before us a higher standard. We do not, yet, know what he will say and do during his pontificate; but we share already this renewal of respect for and interest in Theology, Queen of Sciences. For an editorial board such as ours that is an unexpected bonus.

Comment
Explaining Benedict Paul Richardson, Assistant Bishop of Newcastle, has read deeply in Cardinal Ratzinger’s writings and ponders his likely impact now that he is Pope
Sore Losers
 
Mark Stevens on why Ratzinger’s opponents were so upset at his election to the papacy
Exciting times ahead
 
John Hunwicke a priest from Devon, reflects further on Pope Benedict’s theology
GHOSTLY COUNSEL:
 
Communion Discipline
Looking beyond York
 
Sam Philpott Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral and Vicar of St Peter’s, Plymouth, lays out the General Synod timetable for women bishops
A crumbling edifice George Austin discerns the early undermining of episcopacy back in the Fifties
DEVOTIONAL ‘In my Father’s house are many rooms’
A nice guy Anthony Saville reflects on the first generation lapsed
A useful contradiction
 

David Nicholl hopes to exploit the inherent contradiction of proponents of women bishops

 
What’s next

Geoffrey Kirk considers the next surprise offered up by the liberal agenda

45 for starters
 

Martin Hislop takes a look at the Queen’s Speech and the government’s legislative programme

FAITH OF OUR FATHERS

Anselm and Julian
The Way We Live Now
 
What I want: moderate desires
30 days
 

Europe of the Faith
 

Simon Heans questions the EU Constitution on its support for life issues

LETTERS

Correspondents

Australia: Philip Murphy, Vicar of St Mark’s, Fitzroy, on age and prime ministers

America: Michael Heidt on life and the nature of the law

Canada: Sue Careless on developments in New Westminster

 

The Three Stages
 

Patrick Henry Reardon is a Senior Editor of Touchstone: A journal of Mere Christianity

Arts, Books and other Reviews

Theatre:
George Austin on Thomas More
Peter Ernest on London theatre 24

Art:
Anne Gardom on Seville’s Fine Art Museum

Music:
Paget Gore on Stainer’s Crucifixion

Books:
 N.T. Wright’s Scripture
David Edward’s Poets and God

End-piece On plates and bowls

 

Deprivation
 
 
David Chislett announces his removal from his parish in Australia
Wish you were here?
Alan Edwards is in holiday mood
Church-hopping Heaven meets earth Abbey Dore in Herefordshire
FiF UPDATE

FINALLY . . .

 
Diocesan Directory
 
New Directions Parish Directory
 

 

'Upholding the Faith once delivered to the Saints'

Join us at the Glastonbury Pilgrimage

Saturday 9th July 2005

12 noon: Procession
& Solemn Concelebrated Mass

4p.m. Benediction

Principal Celebrant: Bishop Paul Richardson

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