Monthly Archives: August 2011

Blessed Mass@Home from Greenbelt 2011

There is simply no doubt that Fr Simon Rundell is the leading exponent of alternative worship in the Church of England as this video of the weekend’s Eucharist demonstrates. This one has a rock feel to it. Over at the

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Kirk Status Quo Tested

News today that the Status Quo in place in the Church of Scotland while in undertakes a two year study into what to do about clergy in same-sex relationships is being stretched. A FEMALE minister has shocked her congregation by

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Success!!!

Do you remember this from a few days ago? Now, 34 days and 18 hours after taking me off the payroll, this finally comes through the door. And you know what folks, if I hadn’t pointed out that they hadn’t

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The Dorries / Field Amendment

There’s more, much more, on the superb “Right to Know” website.

Posted in Abortion, UK Politics

Church Times goes all Pravda

Back in the days of the Soviet Union, the official organ of the Communist Party was the newspaper Pravda, famed for its parroting of the party line and its interesting take on veracity and accurate reporting. Now two decades later

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Interesting Marriage Equality Case in the US

A very interesting test case is coming up in the USA around the recognition of same-sex marriage. As you might recall, two weeks ago a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair, killing a number of people. An awful moment

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