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" I do feel that federation, loose parallel processes, are less than we've got, less than we could have and, in the very long run, less than what God wants in the Church. "
" What can we say about a marketing culture that so openly feeds and colludes with obsession? The Disney empire has developed this to an unprecedented degree of professionalism. "
" We are called to show utter commitment to the God who is revealed in Jesus and to all those to whom His invitation is addressed. "
" A flourishing, morally credible media is a vital component in the maintenance of genuinely public talk, argument about common good. "
" We shall not find life by refusing to let go of our precious, protected selves. "
" And when the world is created, it is created in such a way that those eternal objects of God's loving wisdom become actualities - interacting with one another, relating to God in the finite realm. "
" My visit this autumn is an opportunity to continue that rich tradition of visits between Canterbury and Rome. "
" In the context of interfaith encounter, we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do - not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty. "
" I have to go on being a priest and bishop, that is, to celebrate God and what God has done in Jesus, and to offer in God's name whatever I can discern of God's perspective on the world around - something which involves both challenge and comfort. "
" St Paul, in his second letter to Corinth, spells this out further in the important eighth and ninth chapters, where he urges some of the Christian communities to be generous to others so that they may also have the chance to be generous in return. "
" A public is a necessary fiction. "
" To help the poor to a capacity for action and liberty is something essential for one's own health as well as theirs: there is a needful gift they have to offer which cannot be offered so long as they are confined by poverty. "
" Even when I was Archbishop of Wales and working with new bishops, I used to say, not realising quite how true it was, 'One of the things you will do as a bishop is disappoint people'. "
" Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor - but the Church is not a campaign. "
" So every creative act strives to attain an absolute status; it longs to create a world of beauty to triumph over chaos and convert it to order. "
" Economists are coming to acknowledge that measures of national wealth and poverty in terms strictly of average income tell you little that is significant of the health or viability of a society. "
" Actual human discourse happens within a number of contexts, not in some sort of unified public forum. "
" Christian teaching about sex is not a set of isolated prohibitions; it is an integral part of what the Bible has to say about living in such a way that our lives communicate the character of God. "
" At the end of the Middle Ages, nobody would ever have expected the monasteries to vanish from the scene within a generation - yet they did. Change does happen. "
" Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness, a covenant between radically different persons, male and female; and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen, a covenant between radically different partners. "
" A healthy human environment is one in which we try to make sense of our limits, of the accidents that can always befall us and the passage of time which inexorably changes us. "
" The Church is the new creation, it is life and joy, it is the sacramental fellowship in which we share the ultimate purpose of God, made real for us now in our hearing the Word and sharing the Sacrament. "
" In a spiritually sensitive culture, then, it might well be that age is something to be admired or envied. "
" To conclude: good journalism is one of the models of good conversation and communication in the wider social context. "
" The world's creation has a beginning from the world's point of view, not from God's. "
" The answer was that in Burundi, having a clean bill of health has taken on a very particular meaning: unless and until you have paid for your hospital treatment, you simply can't leave, you are in effect a captive. "
" The Church exists to connect people at the level of their hunger for a new world. "
" In spite of the haze of speculation, it is still something of a shock to find myself here, coming to terms with an enormous trust placed in my hands and with the inevitable sense of inadequacy that goes with that. "
" Violence is not to be undertaken by private persons. If a state or administration acts without due and visible attention to agreed international process, it acts in a way analogous to a private person. It purports to be judge of its own interest. "
" Bad human communication leaves us less room to grow. "
" Well, today, the diocese is more than ever a microcosm. "