Trushare Files  No. 165



February 2009



Parish Directory 


LEAD STORY Nothing yet stirring

Paul Benfield explains that even after the February 2009 Synod, 
legislation for women bishops and provision for those object to it will not have been finalized

Whom to appease?

Anthony Saville considers the three distinct groups who cannot accept  women bishops, and how a Code of Practice may or may not appease them


Clear rebuke

A gloriously straightforward episcopal letter from America
Democratic danger James Wells looks at Pope Benedicts teachings on the role of democratic synods in the context of the General Synod
Being a blogging nerd Ed Tomlinson encourages us to explore the world of blogs which strengthen links between traditionalist parishes
A small sacrifice Sarah Mowbray on the nature of the sacrifices made by families and other supporters of those with a vocation to the priesthood
Bishops v government George Austin on some bishops' recent criticisms of the Labour governments economic policy
Latin's revival Alan Edwards on why clergy should be 'learned in the Latin tongue
GAFCON and division The Rt Revd Paul Hewett reports on discussions at GAFCON and the ongoing importance of the women's ordination issue
The weeds of atheism Francis Gardom on the intellectual influence of atheism from the seventeenth century to the present day
Woe to indabblers
Julian Mann examines the practical implications of indaba and the problems with its underlying core of niceness
All is change

Paul Griffin on traditionalism and the challenge of living in the present
Melchizedek again
The Rt Revd Colin Buchanan questions previous ND writers' interpretation of Melchizedek's embodiment of the priesthood
Demands of worship
Nigel Anthony on the difficulties of true worship
Conforming greed
Digby Anderson on the contemporary conformity in both sins and virtues


GHOSTLY COUNSEL Andy Hawes on Valentine blues
DEVOTIONAL Gareth Jones on interdependence
PATRICK REARDON Back to the future
SACRED VISION Mark Stevens on Guido Reni's David
FAITH OF OUR FATHERS Arthur Middleton on the interpretation of Holy Scripture
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW Geoffrey Kirk on the media's misinterpretation of Pope Benedict
TOUCHING PLACE Simon Cotton on St Etheldreda's, Horley

30 days

FiF Update


Declining numbers and increasing staff

The Society of St Pius X and accusations of racism

Opposition increasing against divorced clergy from African bishops

The worsening financial crisis



Cardinal Hinsley
Finding Faith
God & Mystery in Words
The Gangs of Manchester
The Shack
Weird Science
Gertrude Jekyll


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



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