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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

Archbishop Brown's Lack of Reality

The Meaning of Life RTE ONE Sunday 20th. November 2016

Last night I watched RTE ONE’s “The Meaning of Life” with Gay Byrne. He was interviewing Archbishop Charles Brown, the Papal Nuncio to Ireland or the Vatican’s Ambassador to Ireland and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps here. 404 more words

Pope Francis reiterates a strong 'no' to women priests

By Hannah Brockhaus

Aboard the papal plane, Nov 1, 2016 / 10:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).-

During a press conference Tuesday aboard the papal plane from Sweden to Rome, Pope Francis said the issue of women priests has been clearly decided, while also clarifying the essential role of women in the Catholic Church. 553 more words