Trushare Files  No. 143



April 2007





Cardinal Kasper's address to the House of Bishops of the Church of England




The Rt Revd Michael Nazir-Ali, Bishop of Rochester, talks about the most recent ARCIC agreed statement Mary, Grace and Hope in Christ, and urges us all to read the Scriptures more faithfully as we seek to rediscover the unique role of Mary in the incarnation of the Son; many of the suggested problems concerning the dogmas are seen to be entirely consistent with the biblical witness


A very English Synod SIMON KILLWICK newly elected Chairman of the Catholic Group in General Synod, reflects on the February debates at Westminster, on pensions, homosexuality, civil partnerships and common tenure
Migrant workers here DAVID DE VERNEY Chaplain for Migrant Workers and New Arrival Communities in Southeast Lincolshire, gives a brief sketch of a new type of church ministry among those from Eastern Europe with the difficulties and challenges it presents
Watch the money LUKE PACIOLI takes us through some of the intricacies of diocesan accounting to reveal how weak are the supposed safe-guards which General Synod wishes to put in place with regard to parsonages
Shaking hands ALAN EDWARDS shakes the hand of a mummified corpse in St Michan's Church, Dublin, dubiously claimed to be that of an old crusader
Solitude and the city STEVEN YOUNG From a night club dance floor to Morning Prayer in a city church is not so far a journey as we might suppose: on building communities through Daily Prayer and the search for identity within the patterns of city life
What Katie did next GEOFFREY KIRK considers the options before the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church after the deliberations of the Anglican Primates at Dar es Salaam and suggests her most likely next move
Teaching converts ANTHONY GELSTON Emeritus Reader in Theology at the University of Durham, reminds us of the Eastertide teaching we still possess from a number of fourth century bishops
Southwark manifesto MARTIN HISLOP a member of the house of clergy of Southwark Diocesan Synod returns from its latest meeting and pours forth a splenetic rant
Seeking safe space

MARK STEVENS considers a recent concept from Dr Williams and argues that its implicit rejection of tolerance is troubling, for all that it sounds like an admirable idea




Ghostly counsel

ANDY HAWES on feasting during Easter

To the point III Who pays for chancel repairs?
Devotional Cyril of Jerusalem on baptismal unction
Patrick Reardon On the personal nature of Christ's revelation
Sacred Vision MARK STEVENS on Fra Angelico
Faith of our fathers ARTHUR MIDDLETON on John Woolton's The Christian Manuell
The way we live now GEOFFREY KIRK on the seven forms of story
Touching Place SIMON COTTON on St Mary, Bourne Street

30 days

FiF Update

Letters to the Editor


Australia BISHOP ROSS of The Murray replies to last month's rant
Tanzania MICHAEL HEIDT is more optimistic
Vatican Need to meet face-to-face



John grainger: Citizens and Kings

Anne Gardom: Renoir's Landscapes



Barry Orford: Anthems: Samuel Sebastian Wesley



The Catholic Priesthood and Women,

The Fate of Communion,

Better to travel hopefully,


Sermon Salad: 
an Hors d'oeuvre 
of over three hundred homilies for many occasions



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