Monthly Archives: April 2014

I am in Rome for the next week

Blogging may be lighter than usual because I arrived in Rome Friday, attended the canonization ceremony yesterday and today start a three-day course on social communications at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.   Advertisements

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Ross Douthat on the Pope’s phone call(s)

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat has an interesting take on the phone call Pope Francis made to an Argentine woman that almost upstaged coverage of yesterday’s canonizations. He writes: And whatever his intentions, the phone call and the coverage … Continue reading

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Barbara Nicolosi needs to find an Ordinariate parish

For years I have enjoyed the writing of Barbara Nicolosi and appreciated her efforts at training Christians to be better artists in the making of Hollywood movies. Here’s a link to an interview she did recently about beauty and the … Continue reading

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The Malines Conversations resume

This was an interesting story to write, especially since Anglo-Catholics hold the first Malines Conversations in such high regard: A Canadian bishop is participating a resumption of informal talks between Catholics and Anglicans called the Malines Conversations, modeled on similar … Continue reading

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The Pope speaks some inconvenient truths

And the media, for the most part, ignore him.  Sandro Magister, however, reports: Over the span of 36 hours, between Thursday the 10th and Friday the 11th of April, Pope Francis lashed out – and not for the first time – … Continue reading

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Fr. Christopher Phillips shares some advice

Fr. Phillips posted this on Facebook and I think he offers some great advice for our Ordinariate parishes: As I looked on the full church tonight during the Vigil Mass, I could not help but remember the first Vigil we … Continue reading

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Bidding Goodbye to Fr. Carl and Barb Reid

Tonight, we celebrated our last choral Evensong with Fr. Carl and Barb Reid, then had a thanksgiving dinner in their honor in the parish hall. It was a joyful occasion, graced by the presence on not only our beloved Ottawa … Continue reading

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Via Facebook I came across this article

It quotes Monsignor Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham:  Monsignor Keith Newton, the former Anglican priest who heads the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham acknowledged that “more enthusiasm” is needed to increase … Continue reading

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60 Minutes profile of Pope Francis

You can find the video and a transcript here. Part two here. Wow, Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec,  is awesome on Part Two.  

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Rumors about blogging

Fr. Hunwicke posts the following: Another side of the anonymity problem: it is rumoured that one bishop acted against a blogger who is a subject of his, as the result of continuous pressure from other bishops; and rumour has it … Continue reading

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