Trushare Files  No. 149



October 2007


Directory [updated]

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

New Directions evokes a wide range of angry responses to its articles and the opinions expressed, which is just as it should be. But nothing recently has stirred up quite such a unified outburst of rage and fury from readers as the inadvertent omission of our cover strap-line Serving Evangelicals and Catholics seeking to renew the Church in the historic faith'. It has been a frustrating mistake, for it appears each time in the layout only to disappear on the paper. However, it is encouraging if there is such a strong commitment not to separate the two believing branches of the Church of England.




Hope in sadness


Fr Ian Brooks Vicar of Croxteth for the past twenty-seven years, reflects on the community and its reaction to the as yet unsolved murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones,


Bishops' trial run

The full text of the new Church of Wales Bill to enable women bishops

Disappearing fathers

John Richardson In the face of growing evidence that single parenthood is linked with social deprivation and violent crime, why does the government fail to respond?

Impossible dreams

Jonathan Lloyd mourns the passing of his liberal youth and the sad disappointment of the second generation lapsed

A common mission

Jonathan Naumann tells us about Confessing Lutherans and the Missouri Synod

Being cool Alan Edwards suggests two recipes from cool clerics for halting decline in church attendances
His trustworthiness

Thomas Seville CR speaks up on behalf of Rowan Williams and his book Tokens of Trust

Head of the Church

George Austin on the changing relations between Church and State in the eleventh and twelfth centuries

Of simple things

Margaret Laird on the St Ives artist Bryan Pearce

Monastic fervour

Oliver Coss on theological training at Mirfield

III The meek inheritance

Hugh Bates on the third of the Beatitudes

IV The baptism argument

Geoffrey Kirk asks if women can be baptized, does it follow that they should be ordained?

Resolution change

Paul Griffin urges restraint on those who pass resolutions

Way, truth and life

Hugh Baker on the making of a presentation of the Christian faith

The need for hope

Owen Higgs urges us not to shy away from asking God for things



Ghostly counsel Andy Hawes on the love of money
To the point VIII Civil partnerships
Devotional Arthur Middleton on harvest thanksgiving
Patrick Reardon On the exorcisms of Jesus
Sacred Vision Rosie Razzall on Spencer's St Francis
Touching Place Simon Cotton on Keble College, Oxford

30 days

FiF Update


Ireland The Rt Revd Harold Miller, Bishop of Down and Dromore, reflects on an earlier visit made to The Episcopal Church and the emerging signs of an almost new religion
Central Africa

Caesar Zvayi Mangochi reports on protests about homosexuality



Bishop Jeffrey Steenson's letter to the clergy of the Diocese of the Rio Grande




A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins

Frederick William Faber

A Glimpse of Heaven

Anglican Church Building in London 1915-45

The Cathedral of Saint Fin Barre at Cork

Speeches that Changed the World

1&2 Kings

Simply Christian

Leaves from the Tree of Heaven

A Life of Glory

Dictionary for Theological Interpretation



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



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