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Happy Birthday to the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham – Pope Benedict’s structure to provide a space for former Anglicans in the Roman Catholic Church, is one year old tomorrow. I’ll be reporting for BBC Radio Four’s Sunday Programme, looking back at the Ordinariate’s past year and looking forward to its future. You can hear the […]

Council and councillor join battle in court over prayers

The practice of saying prayers at the start of council meetings is akin to councillors’ reading pornographic or racist material, lawyers for the National Secular Society (NSS) told the High Court last Friday. The NSS and the former Bideford town councillor Clive Bone brought judicial-review proceedings against Bideford Town Council after coun­cillors there twice rejected […]

MPs investigate whether UK Christians are marginalised

A committee of MPs are quizing senior church reprepsentatives about whether Christians face discrimination.  The cross party group is chaired by the Conservative MP Gary Streeter and the inquiry has been inspired by well publicised cases in which Christians have apparently been discriminated against in their working lives. The Sunday Programme, BBC Radio 4