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    • John Robinson says:

      Dear Quentin,
      With regard to ecumenism, I identify with Timothy Radcliffe’s attitude, and also the attitudes of Pope Paul VI, St Patrick, and Mary Ward:
      “If I preach the truth of Christ, I hope that will find an echo in the hearts and minds of my listeners. That may lead them into the Church or it may help them to find a new significance to their own religious tradition. In both cases, that is contributing to our pilgrimage towards unity.”

      Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., in answer to the question: ‘In fact, many Catholics see inter-faith dialogue as renouncing the commandment “make disciples of all nations”. How would you answer them?’
      Timothy Radcliffe, O.P, I Call You Friends (London and New York: Continuum, 2001), p. 63.

      “And it is a curious thing that his [St Patrick’s] mission method in the fifth century and that advanced by Pope Paul VI in the twentieth, bear a remarkable similarity. What both are saying in effect is this: take the people as you find them. Build on what you have. Disturb and change only where you must. Listen to the people for they have wisdom in abundance. Graft in the message of Christ without destroying the stock because people need roots.”

      John J. ó Riórdáin, C.SS.R. ,Irish Catholics: Tradition and Transition (Dublin: Veritas Publications, 1980),p. 6.

      “Mary Ward ‘. . . followed the principle of not attacking the beliefs of others, however false, but of offering them something better, so they abandoned their errors of their own accord. This explains the remarkable fact that the whole Protestant population of Hewarth, near York, when she died, with the exception of one enraged no-Popery man, attended her funeral.’”

      Joseph Grisar, S.J., Mary Ward 1585-1645, Reprinted from The Month ( London: 31, Farm Street), p. 6, quoted in, John R Robinson, RECUSANT YEOMEN, Recusant Yeomen in the Counties of York and Lancaster: The Survival of a Catholic Farming Family (Kirstead, Norfolk: Frontier Publishing, 2003), p. 115.

      John Robinson

  2. Marcus Wigan says:

    I found this when checking on the OB news for winter2015(our summer on OZ)

    I thought that some readers might like a small paper i write on how faith based organisations are letting down their own members though neglect of the growing power imbalances from ITC changes… if so let me know and Ill send them a copy. Here are the biblio references if on any interest.

    Wigan, M. R. (2014). Uberveillance and faith-based organizations: a renewed moral imperative. Uberveillance and the social implications of microchip implants: emerging technologies. K. Michael and M. G. Michael, IGI Global: 408-416.
    Uberveillance extends the responsibilities of faith-based organisations to the power imbalances now emerging. This is not solely a matter of governance and strategy, but more one of the core values of faith-based organisations. These might be regarded from an ethical or moral standpoint, but the approach taken is to focus on the constituencies of faith-based organisations, and the imperatives that have been woven into their aims and values. The specific ways in which such disempowerments emerge, and the functional importance of making organisational responses are considered. Acknowledgement is made the Science and Society Council of the Churches of Scotland, who catalysed the expression and articulation
    of these issues

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