footnotes

Readers of New DiRecTions with access to the internet may find the following websites of interest. For those interested in the workings of General Synod and particularly those of our number who serve in the Synod look no further than <http://www. catholicgroup.org/> for information about the Catholic Group as well as helpful briefing material on women bishops and other issues of importance for catholics.

For more spiritual reflections readers might like to have a look at the new website of the Community of the Holy Cross, Costock <http:// holycrosschc.org.uk/>. The website has on it a wide range of resources and articles about prayer and spirituality.

Malcolm Gray is the Priest Director of the Ecumenical Friends of Fatima Association. He writes, ‘The Bishop of Ebbs~eet will be leading the Ecumenical Friends of Fatima Association (EFFA) May 9th–16th 2012. Why not join us and experience it first hand? I often say ‘if you haven’t been to Fatima you have never lived’ so why not join us and live.’ EFFA seeks to promote the worship of almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, through encouraging devotion to the Most Holy Virgin especially under her title of Our Lady of Fátima, works for the re-union of all Christians under the patronage of Mary, Mother of the Church, organizes pilgrimages to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fátima in Portugal, supports local festivals in dioceses and parishes in honour of Our Lady of Fátima and encourages personal prayer amongst its members to Our Lady of Fátima, the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. More information about EFFA can be found at <www.efatima.com>.

Bishop Roald N. Flemestad was for many years chairman of the Norwegian Church Union. In 1999 he became the first priest ordained to the Nordic Catholic Church and in 2011 he was consecrated Bishop as the Church joined the Union of Scranton.

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