Monthly Archives: February 2009

Clause 58 – Another Update

Just to report that the Commons Committee looking at the Coroners and Justice Bill that includes the controversial Clause 58 met again on Tuesday. The transcripts of their deliberations are available online, but since they are now working through the

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An Apology

Yes, I’m aware the liturgical calendar is currently operating without proper collects and pictures. Yes, I’m working on it…

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No #2 – Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

They keep on coming. After Simon Tillotson’s great explanation of his “No” vote, Miranda Threlfall-Holmes has responded to my request and has provided the following paragraph: My vote¬†certainly was not meant to be a vote against the uniqueness of Christ!

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Michael Davidson of “Core Issues” on BBC Ulster

Available for the next seven days, click here and go forward to around 35/40 minutes to begin listening to a really interesting interview with Jeremy Marks of Courage and Michael Davidson of Core Issues. Michael has a blog here and

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Jade and Jesus

I was going to blog this afternoon on Jade Goody, but Cranmer has beaten me to it with this brilliant piece: Nothing has become Jade Goody more than the manner in which she is leaving the world. Cranmer has known

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No #1 – Simon Tillotson

Who’d have thought it? Within an hour of sending him an email, Simon Tillotson is the first of the eight “Noes” to come back to me with an explanation of why he voted the way he did. Here’s what he

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Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
Peter Handke

No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
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