Out of the question: Why are there so many
"difficult" (i.e. spiteful, rude, or unforgiving) people in
Out of the question: What is the most
tactful way to solve the problem of priests who cough into their
hands or wipe their noses on their fingers before distributing holy
Out of the question: Why are there
"Introits and Anthems" at the back of The English
Hymnal, and what are we meant to do with them?
Out of the question: What happens in a parish
when both churchwardens are not standing for re-election and no one
can be found who is prepared to stand for election?
Out of the question: By tradition I am a
liberal Catholic. I am also a gay man in a civil partnership and am
currently serving a prison sentence. Quite clearly the C of E does
not wantme as a member. How can I develop a personal, sacramental
faith without the attached religion?
Out of the question: Many bishops are
wearing black clerical shirts. What, then, stops priests wearing
Out of the question: What is the origin of
the beautiful traditional names Septuagesima, Sexagesima, and
Quinquagesima for the Sundays before Lent, and why were they
A writer on rural churches mentioned heated cushions. Who makes
these, and what is the cost?
Two readers suggest some answers
Out of the question: I recently saw a
Roman Catholic priest bless the people with the Book of the Gospels
when it was handed to him by the deacon after the Gospel. I thought
that only a bishop should do this. Is this correct?
Out of the question: A few Anglican and Roman
Catholic priests and bishops are wearing their stoles outside
rather than beneath their chasubles. Is there some reason for