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All articles by Billy Foley

Article

March 2014
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Abortion on demand

Abortion is back in the headlines. According to a recent front page in the Daily Telegraph, ‘women wanting abortions will not have to see a doctor’ (16 January 2014). The Telegraph’s article confirms that almost 190,000 babies a year are aborted in England and Wales, under the 1967 Act. Around 96,000 women are signed…

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Resurrection

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May 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

Resurrection

The uniqueness of Christianity lies in the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. Scoffers and sceptics have sought to explain it away. However, the sweet influence of new life in the literal bodily resurrection of Christ has endured over the two millennia and still speaks to new generations of believers today.…

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Christ our Passover

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April 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christ our Passover

The term 'Easter' is used in the Authorised Version of the Bible to describe the time of year when Jesus was crucified (Acts 12:4). Many Christians are unhappy with the word because of its pagan connection, but we should not let this obscure the enormous importance of the death and resurrection of Christ.'Passover' is…

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November 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

Broken bridges

As a young boy growing up in the Roman Catholic Church, I will always remember the clear and emphatic claim of my teachers and contemporaries that ‘salvation is only through the Catholic Church’. Again, ‘there is only one true Catholic and Apostolic Church, and anyone who leaves the Church will be lost forever’. These…

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March 2000
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Retrospect on the New Millennium

Writing in the Daily Telegraph on 28 December 1999, Giles Worsley complained: ‘Nobody seems to know exactly what it is we are celebrating ... We certainly do not seem to be celebrating the 2000th anniversary of Christ's birth ... Christianity barely features among the Millennium's activities’. This is symptomatic of the spiritual condition and…

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