Figures for the number of men entering the priesthood show that after a fairly steep decline in the late 1980s and 90s, the numbers have begun to pick up again.

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Words of Wisdom

The need for forgiveness

The need for forgiveness

Richard Holloway

One of the most tragic things about us is that we commit irreversible acts with no power to undo them and no way to rewind to the moment before the event that may have stolen another's joy and destroyed our own peace of mind. The remedy for the irreversibility of our actions is the ability to forgive them or be forgiven for them.

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Resources

The Six Stages of Faith

The Six Stages of Faith

Jacqui Catcheside

Questioning? Wrestling with doubts? Feeling confused? The following chart may put things into perspective. It is a very helpful resource from Martin Scott outlining the stages of faith and doubt suggested by people like Reverend James Fowler and other research

Approaches to the Bible (Questionnaire)

Approaches to the Bible (Questionnaire)

Dan Boyle

What do you believe? Here is an interesting survey (posted below) that is looking at how we view our approaches to the Bible. The author of the study asks users to help by answering questions such as: 'How do you think m

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Books

You'll Get Through This

You'll Get Through This

Max Lucado

You'll get through this. It won't be painless. It won't be quick. But God will use this mess for good. Don't be foolish or naïve. But don't despair either. With God's help, you'll get through this. You fear you won't make it through. We all do. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave...

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