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Right to Die? NZ and Euthanasia

Right to Die? NZ and Euthanasia

The New Zealand Parliament has twice voted against a bill to allow for legal euthanasia (1995 – vote 61-29; and 2003 – vote 58-59). On Wednesday, a new bill passed its first reading (76 to 44). What agility do we have in discussing ethics? Leaving Roman Catholic clergy formation to one side for the moment,… Continue Reading

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Pope Francis and Changing the Lord’s Prayer

Pope Francis and Changing the Lord’s Prayer

On Saturday, there was an article about Pope Francis in our city’s secular press. Again. Nothing too unusual for this Christian leader who has managed to attract the attention even of non-Christians and the often-anti-christian media. But this time, the article was complete with complex Greek and Latin word analysis! And it’s not even a… Continue Reading

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Resources for Advent 3

Resources for Advent 3

Let us pray (in silence) [that God’s coming casts light into our hearts] Incline your ear, O Lord,                [or Incline your ear, O God,] to our pleading, and by the grace of your coming to us enlighten the darkness of our hearts, through Jesus Christ, our Saviour, who… Continue Reading

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Resources for Advent 2

Resources for Advent 2

Slow Advent (join): As Slow Food is to Fast Food – so Slow Advent is to most people’s Fast “Season of Advent”. You can add your own ideas for celebrating a slow Advent at that link. Let us pray (in silence) [that our way is prepared for God’s swift coming] Stir up your power, O… Continue Reading

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Eucharistic Prayers in Common (Part 1)

Eucharistic Prayers in Common (Part 1)

I was delighted to receive an enthusiastic response from Bishop Patrick Dunn to my hope that Anglicans and Roman Catholics (and others interested) work together to produce English language translations that can, as much as possible, be used by anyone in those denominations. Let us pray that this gets some real traction. In this post,… Continue Reading

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Resources for the Reign of Christ

Resources for the Reign of Christ

The Reign of Christ On Sunday 26 November, Roman Catholics and Anglicans/Episcopalians again share a common collect. Here is my Book of Prayers in Common. My rendering for this coming Sunday is: Let us pray (in silence) [that the reign of Christ may live in our hearts and come to our world] Pause Almighty ever-living… Continue Reading

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Resources for 32nd Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 32nd Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [to live in the freedom God gives us] Pause Almighty and most tender-hearted God, [or Compassionate God] through your inexhaustible goodness, keep us from all that may hurt us, so that, ready in both mind and body, we may, with free hearts, pursue your purpose; through Jesus Christ who is… Continue Reading

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