Has the Church Abandoned the Poor?

In April 2018, Philip North, Bishop of Burnley expressed the opinion that there was “a widespread perception among northern DDOs [diocesan directors of ordinands] that candidates from working-class backgrounds with northern accents are victims of prejudice” in the selection process for ordination training.  Bishop North has, in recent years, become one of the sharpest critics... Continue Reading →

Poverty and Privilege

Walking the Camino is a privilege.  We often use such words flippantly, even if we are showing gratitude, but what does it really mean for something to be a privilege?  For the last five weeks I've been working this through my head.  I am someone who has, at least in relative terms, known both sides... Continue Reading →

Comparing Engels to Hitler is Capitalist Hypocrisy

Being a writer of the more sporadic variety, it can often take something considerable to force me to get typing.  Sometimes however, a subject arises which probably doesn’t fall into that category, but simply requires a response.  Such is the case with Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan’s article about the artist Phil Collins' recent unveiling of... Continue Reading →

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