Monthly Archives: November 2013

Archbishop Prendergast’s homily from today

Diaconal Ordinations—Divine Infant Church, Orleans, ON: Matthew Chojna (Archdiocese of Ottawa), Bryan Kipling Cooper and Douglas Hayman (Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter) Feast of St. Andrew–November 30, 2013                                          DEACONS: MINISTERS OF GOSPEL JOY [Texts: Numbers 3.5-9 (Psalm … Continue reading

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Diaconal ordinations in Ottawa

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via Peregrinus Toronto Ontario Ordination to Priesthood for the Ordinariate By the grace of God and at the request of Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson Personal Ordinariate of The Chair of St. Peter   The Most Rev. Terrence Prendergast Archbishop of Ottawa will celebrate the Ordination … Continue reading

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Another interesting tidbit from Pope Francis

148. Certainly, to understand properly the meaning of the central message of a text we need to relate it to the teaching of the entire Bible as handed on by the Church. This is an important principle of biblical interpretation … Continue reading

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Samuel Gregg takes a look at the Pope’s latest

At The Corner he writes: Evangelii Gaudium is in many ways a beautiful document. The emphasis upon the Trinity’s most neglected member — the Holy Spirit — in the Church’s life is especially inspiring. Then there are the practical insights about how to … Continue reading

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This is good and challenging from the Pope

From Evangelii Gaudium: No to selfishness and spiritual sloth   81. At a time when we most need a missionary dynamism which will bring salt and light to the world, many lay people fear that they may be asked to … Continue reading

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Oh oh! Rush Limbaugh does not like the Apostolic Exhortation

My friend Kathy Shaidle writes: The radio host commented on the pope’s statements while reading excerpts from the document. As far as Pope Francis’ call on governments to increase their job creation efforts, Limbaugh countered, “No government can create jobs. … Continue reading

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The Pope’s new Apostolic Exhortation

Here’s a link.  What do you think?  

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Fr Hunwicke is back blogging

And has some most interesting posts: I suggest the Twentieth Century liturgical changes would most appropriately be called the Pian-Pauline Reforms. They are changes based on exactly that notion of papal power which Benedict XVI so acutely criticises: that the Pope … Continue reading

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Former Protestant pastor tells how he led Catholics out of the Catholic Church

Steve Wood writes: Step 1:  Get Catholics to have a conversion experience in a Protestant setting. Most Fundamentalist, Evangelical, and charismatic Protestant churches have dynamic youth programs, vibrant Wednesday and Sunday evening services, and friendly small-group bible studies. In addition, they … Continue reading

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