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Dead for 78 Minutes

What’s the longest you can survive without your heart beating by itself? As more and more facts emerge from Saturday evening’s events, the only word that can be used to accurately describe Francis Muamba’s treatment and recovery is miraculous. Muamba

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How Not To Audition

For those who didn’t catch it yesterday on ITV (in the UK), here’s the closing audition on this week’s The X-Factor. Text book stuff, trust me. Now, there’s plenty of ground to be made on commenting on whether the voyeurism

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Thou Shalt Steal After All

Dear me. Father Tim has got himself into a bit of a pickle hasn’t he? A priest from North Yorkshire has advised his congregation to shoplift if they find themselves in hard times. Father Tim Jones, the parish priest of

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Casting Aspersions

Following on from the power of Twitter in the Trafigura case earlier this week, it now appears that Web 2.0 is going to bring down one of the Daily Mail’s leading commentators. In a controversial article Jan Moir uses the

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Alpha and the Bear

Hat-tip to David Keen who has pointed out to us all the new Alpha promo. Nick Baines thinks it’s a bit silly and confusing (and he might have a point), but let’s stop and ask ourselves what advertising is all

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Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; 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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