Public blessings and prayers are bursting out all over

Minsters of religion may not figure so prominently in civil ceremonies as they once did, but God, seems to be irrepressible. Public blessings and prayers are bursting out all over.  In the USA, and worldwide there has been an extraordinary outpouring of prayer

In his column Brian Rudman points out that God is getting in again via the back door as it were as a result of the growing practice of involving the Tangata Whenua in civil rituals.

With the epidemic of blessings that has erupted as part of the rugby circus, “jet-lagged visitors could be forgiven for thinking the pilot had taken a wrong turning and landed in the Vatican Republic by mistake.” he says


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Brian Rudman is a journalist and regular editorial contributor to The New Zealand Herald, New Zealand’s largest daily newspaper.

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