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"Is God Calling You? ...No, Not You, Sweetheart."

Originally posted November 9, 2016.

I have been wanting to write this piece for a very, very, very long time now.  It has been gathering strength like the winds and rains of a storm inside my chest cavity for many months, but I wanted to wait until this specific week, National Vocation Awareness Week, to address an issue that has morphed for me from an annoying hypocrisy to what might end up of being one of the main causes that steers me for the rest of my life, and, increasingly likely, the reason I may finally and officially abandon the faith into which I was baptized.   2,815 more words


March 30, 2017 Presentation Slides – Priesthood

Smaller crowd last night with the college students off on spring break, but still a quality discussion nonetheless. The topic was about the Priesthood, we also talked about married and women priests as well. 41 more words


Messy church

A couple of weeks ago Southwark Cathedral was full of children having a ‘messy celebration’. By all accounts it was a really wonderful morning. The children decorated an altar cloth and a chasuble which the Bishop of Croydon then wore for the Eucharist. 931 more words

What a Feminist Looks Like

I’m not a feminist, how can I be, after all I’m a man. In the same way that being a straight, white, male with no disability  debars me from speaking “on behalf” of black people about racism, LGBT people about homophobia, people with disabilities about the discrimination experience by them – I cannot speak of womens oppression, or therefore of feminism, from any experience that qualifies me. 286 more words

So, what was the point of all that?

Last week the House of Bishops published GS2055 Marriage and Same Sex Relationships after the Shared Conversations. I immediately read it through twice, once to see what they were proposing to change – answer, nothing – and again to see how they managed to come up with that conclusion. 945 more words

Shared Conversations

Of Priests, Bishops and Midwives

Today I am returned from the service of celebration of the 20th Anniversary of women being ordained at St Asaph Cathedral, Wales. To remind us that we are still radical we had a small picket of people calling upon us to adhere to the scriptures ‘that women should keep silence in churches’. 996 more words

Being A Campaigning Mum

Bias in news articles and Pope Francis -Rick Lopez

Bias in the News and the POPE  -Rick Lopez

When one thinks of the pope what comes to mind tends to be small characteristics.  The hat, the robe, his mannerisms or even just his message. 926 more words