Trushare Files  No. 145



June 2007




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





Luke Pacioli out-lines some of the dilemmas facing the Church Commissioners, the Pensions Board and members of General Synod as the struggle for cash begins in earnest

George Austin looks back at how Synod first established clergy pensions along with compulsory retirement, the undertakings they made then, the proposals now being presented and how they differ



Ownership and power

Norman Russell Archdeacon of Berkshire, is concerned by the proposal to remove the ownership of parsonages from incumbents and give it to dioceses

Pentecost reflections

Hugh Baker remembers when a sermon became the finest political manifesto for building a better society

Irenic and simple

Forward in Faith publish in full their submission to the General Synod Legislative Drafting Group led by the Bishop of Manchester

Lengthy intolerance

FiF Legal Working Party An abridgement of their response to the lengthy and intolerant Submission from Affirming Catholicism

New regulations

Alan Edwards warns of further legislation to come

Directing change

John Turnbull was surprised by the recent media interest in an apparent abortions crisis and the possibility that they may become increasingly rare

Sympathy and caring

Paul Griffin muses on the nature of sympathy why we need more of it, its tendency towards sentimentality and its need of being taught by reason

Any reasons left?
Forming priest

Ernest Skublics offers a contribution to the working party discussions, exhorting us to the importance residential training

Leaders for the new

Paul Perkin gives a swift journey through some of the emerging forms of modern leadership

Compel them to come

John Turner wants a much stronger understanding of how we should go about fostering vocations to the sacred ministry




Ghostly counsel Andy Hawes on Christian caring
Devotional A Rempstone Sister on John Newton
Patrick Reardon The prayerful parallels of Hebrew poetry
Sacred Vision Anthony Saville on a late manuscript
The way we live now Geoffrey Kirk offers a cautionary tale
Faith of our fathers Arthur Middleton on a study by Thomas Oden
Touching Place Simon Cotton on Holy Angels, Hoar Cross

30 days

FiF Update

Letters to the Editor


America A lengthy report with extensive quotations on The Episcopal Church's intentions of complying, or not, with the demands of the Primates' Communique from Dares Salaam, by the Anglican Communion Council



Anthony Saville on Sacred at the British Library



Barry Orford on Albert Roussel's Symphony no. 3



The Noble Revolt

In Search of the Lost

Discovering Prayer with the Church

Signs of Peace

Bax: a composer and his times

Quantum Physics and Theology



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



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