Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Seven Sorrows of Mary

Here’s a link to the first, where you can easily go to the others. Advertisements

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Fr Ray Blake on Pope Benedict XVI’s view of the papacy

As 2013 draws to a close,  Fr. Ray Blake reflects on Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI’s view of the papacy.  Here’s an excerpt: This was the motif behind his papacy, the search for Truth and the desire to demythologise. This is what … Continue reading

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Hermeneutic of Continuity—-papers from Fr. Tim Finigan

For your reading pleasure, Fr. Tim Finigan has posted links to talks he gave at a conference in Australia. Here’s an excerpt of his paper that compares Trent and Vatican II, a portion dealing with liturgy: Both the Council of … Continue reading

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William Oddie on the FFI

From the Catholic Herald: I write what follows with extreme reluctance, intensely aware that in doing so I will be giving help and encouragement to those who believe what I fervently do NOT believe: that Pope Francis is a “liberal … Continue reading

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A New Ultramontism? asks Fr Ray Blake

Fr. Ray Blake writes in “A New Ultramontism” a thoughtful post on the roller coaster ride we have all been on. An excerpt: I can understand the Pope thinking that those issues which people like me assumed were settled have … Continue reading

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Fr Hunwicke examines the Pope’s footwashing

The foot-washing in the prison disconcerted me.  My big concern is the message it sent to those who already blatantly disregard liturgical norms and canon law. Fr. Hunwicke examines it in a recent post: I wish to revert to what … Continue reading

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My interview with Msgr. Steenson

My story on the ordinations last Saturday, that includes my first official interview with Msgr. Steenson is now up at B.C. Catholic. Ordinariates for former Anglicans must be a bridge to Christian unity and a force for true ecumenism says … Continue reading

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Will all be saved?

A friend of mine is convinced Jesus is coming and the world is ending next Christmas (or is it two years from now? I forget). She is also convinced all will be saved. The source of her conviction is private … Continue reading

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Fr Tim Finigan on the FFI crackdown

Rorate-Caeli has a long piece by an insider on the FFI thing that I found almost impossible to follow.  Way too much inside baseball for someone like me who is following the story without too much attention to detail. My … Continue reading

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So, do you think this is a good idea?

Fr Hunwicke muses about a generous application of canon law provisions concerning the reception of the Holy Eucharist. He writes: I do, however, feel that the Ordinariates, given their own particular charism, ought to utilise the currentcanonical arrangements so as to … Continue reading

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