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Faith and the Future

Faith and the future
 
Over to Mary
 
THE DECISION BY THE Bishops of England and Wales to renew the dedication of the country to Mary – following the original dedication by Richard II in the 14th century – taps into an important spiritual reserve. The Scottish Bishops similarly dedicated Scotland to Our Lady at the shrine of Carfin in 2017. And without ignoring that great nation, with its own heritage and noble story, we need to explore this English thing for a moment.
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Act of Entrustment of England to Our Lady

Act of Entrustment of England to Our Lady
 
Based on Prayer of Erasmus 1532, Dedication of England to the Mother of God 1893, Prayer for England, Cardinal Griffin’s Act of Consecration 1948, Act of Consecration St John Paul 1982
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My Journey to Our Lady of the Oak, Islington

My Journey to Our Lady of the Oak, Islington
 
Fiona Campbell Hicks tells the story of a campaign to revive Islington’s ancient pilgrimage site
 
Driving in Islington one day I was suddenly overcome by a very vivid imaginative experience of the Virgin Mary’s garden. It was an enclosed garden; centred around a large tree, completely filled with flowers and nature and suffused with sunlight, peace and happiness. Suddenly aware that I needed to concentrate on the road, I looked up and saw a van in front of me with the words, ‘Signature Gardens – design it, build it, maintain it!’ The song ‘They paved paradise, put up a parking lot’ ran through my mind.

 

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The Dream of the Rood: The earliest Christian poem in English

The Dream of the Rood: The earliest Christian poem in English
From The Dream of the Rood:
The earliest Christian poem in English
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Interview: A response to a call – and a look ahead

Interview: A response to a call – and a look ahead
 
Joanna Bogle talks to Bishop Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury
 
FAITH magazine was delighted to be able to interview Bishop Mark as the Faith Winter session drew to its close. A graduate of Durham University, Bishop Mark trained for the priesthood at Ushaw and was ordained a priest at Stockport in 1984. He served in parishes in, among other places, Swinton, Blackley and Wigan before his consecration a bishop in 2010.
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SEX, LOVE AND THE CATHOLIC CHALLENGE TO HEDONISM
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Fr Holloway’s 100th Birthday

Last Saturday was the 100th anniversary of Agnes Holloway giving birth to Edward.He was born just as Lenin’s revolution began. This was the beginning of changing the poor, Christian country of Russia into the powerful Marxist one. It was predicted by Our Lady of Fatima over the previous six...
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Weinstein and Modern Judgmentalism

Weinstein and Modern Judgmentalism
The Harvey Weinstein affair has unleashed a can of worms. There has been a series of exposures concerning sexual offences or inappropriate sexual behaviour of MPs, celebrities and others. There is no doubt that sexual harassment, carried out mostly by men, deserves condemnation and certainly ther...
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Islam and Terrorism

Islam and Terrorism
We are all aware of the horror of the terrorist attacks in recent years and of the senseless attack outside the mosque in Finsbury Park, London. It is inspiring how brave those who work in the emergency services are and how strong the community support has been in all these cases. As Christians, ...
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