Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fr. Ed Bakker responds to my Hepworth post

Here’s an excerpt: First of all the reason Archbishop Hepworth was judged in his absence was his unwillingness to go to India and stand trial. He was quoted to say in the Australian papers that the TAC’s tribunal was in … Continue reading

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Great essay on the Daily Offices

This is an excerpt of a great essay at Haligweorc blog (h/t Steve Cavanaugh at Anglican Use News):   When people think of Anglo-Catholics or Anglo-Catholicism or even Catholic Anglicans, they tend to think of vestments and smoke and sacraments, … Continue reading

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Interesting post on liturgical matters from England

Fr. Ed Tomlinson writes about using the Book of Divine Worship liturgy and other matters  (Thanks Don Henri!) my emphases:   So how do we find the perfect balance? A way to ensure we maintain our distinctive charism whilst also contributing to … Continue reading

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The role of the verger

Paul Nichols describes the tasks involved and even supplies a litany! Any takers?  

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Seems Archbishop Hepworth is winning on the public relations front

The new TAC tribunal convicted Archbishop Hepworth in absentia, without anyone representing him, and have published a statement that does not even list the charges Hepworth faced. Fr. Smuts has the statement.  Seems the new TAC is not winning the … Continue reading

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Cardinal Turkson and the Muslim Demographics video

Cardinal Peter Turkson, the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace at the Holy See, got himself in hot water recently for showing the following video  “Muslim Demographics” to the 262 bishops from around the world attending the … Continue reading

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Overhead in a shopping mall

Yesterday, I slipped into a shopping mall and overheard the following conversation, which gave me such great joy.   It was between a woman in her 60s and a young boy, perhaps five or six.  The boy was thin, with … Continue reading

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I generally don’t like this sort of thing but . . .

I found this amusing and fun And even though I’m a little uncomfortable most times in seeing men in collars dancing around, these are young seminarians after all, the venue is not a liturgical setting and they danced like men … Continue reading

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Cool pro-life and pro-fatherhood song by Kenny Chesney

H/t Father Z who posted in relation to Vatican II, for some reason. A few years ago, I was out in the pool of the Brookstreet Hotel where I belong to the health club.  A red-haired young man with a … Continue reading

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Why the gloves in the Traditional Latin Mass?

Why does the celebrant in a Traditional Latin Mass wear gloves?   Do only bishops wear gloves or do priests wear them?   And is it true they wear silk drawers in the liturgical colors?  And buskins?  Or have some … Continue reading

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