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Ray's Blog: November 2012

Sorry Services And Pilgrim Walks

A men's group on the edge of Australian bush land at Buderim has been involved in Indigenous reconciliation for some time. The owners (descendants of the land-grabbers) have established a memorial garden in their dedicated Nature Refuge to which their new  Aborigine Partners, Kabbarli come once a year to plant...
Posted at 12:55pm on 30th November 2012

The Woman With The Crozier

Throughout the world we renewed our vows on Saint Hilda's Day.  I led a retreat at Pleshey on this woman of unparalled authority in the English church. Never before or after in Christendom had women such authority as had the royal abbesses of 7th century England, 'France', and then 9th century...

Posted at 22:28pm on 23rd November 2012

A Way Of Life For The Islington Set?

Tony Blair's Islington Set launched New Labour and a Third Way from the modish cafe's, smart apartments, schools and jogging parks of this part of North London. I drove a few hundred miles south to another Islington Set half a mile and twelve years further on - in particular to...

Posted at 08:39am on 17th November 2012

The Return Of The Angelus, The Church Pub And My Baggage


I forget to tell you a few contemporary things about my trip to St. Kyneburgha's at Castor.  1)      Today, when Muslims publicly call the populace to prayer, and Irish TV stops daily for one minute of silent prayer as the Angelus bell rings, twice a day, before morning and evening prayer,...
Posted at 23:24pm on 9th November 2012

'we're Post Church, Autonomous And Spiritual' Oh Yeah?


I heard four people in one week explain why they no longer ‘do church’. ‘I have to leave part of myself behind when I enter a church’ said one. A second said: ‘My church was Paulist, it was all about Jesus saving us by faith, but we have to be...
Posted at 23:18pm on 2nd November 2012
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