Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sad conclusion to Anglican-Catholic dialog in the United States

George Conger writes at Anglican Link: Anglicanism in the United States is functionally incoherent as an ecclesiastical system, the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in the United States concluded in a report released last month, as there is no normative voice for … Continue reading

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Fr. Ray Blake examines the image of the Church as a field hospital

The always interesting Fr. Ray Blake has blog post on the Church as a field hospital, an image evoked by Pope Francis. He writes: The ultimate sanction in the Church is always amputation, or excommunication, it is done not just … Continue reading

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An ecumenical Evensong at the Caravita in Rome

Last Sunday, I visited the Oratory of San Francesco Saverio del Caravita, which is around the corner from the the Anglican Centre in Rome.  I attended the English language Mass at 11:00 a.m., then returned for an Ecumenical Evensong that evening. … Continue reading

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Walking around Rome

Here are some pictures from various walks I took around Rome during my ten days there.

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Cardinal Gerhard Müller addresses the LCWR

Cardinal Gerhard Müller as the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith gives me a sense of security with addresses like this one to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.  This is clear, compassionate but firm.  Please read … Continue reading

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Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

I took a three-day course on Social Communications at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.    Speakers included Cardinal Dolan from New York, Cardinal Barbarin from Lyons, Helen Alvare, a law professor from the United States, and Catholic Voices co-founder … Continue reading

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Casa Santa Brigida on Via della Isole in Rome

This was my home in Rome. I’ve stayed there three times now.  I highly recommend it.

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Speaking of women’s equality in the Church

The National Catholic Reporter has this article to chew on: Earlier this month, yet another stunning headline came out of the Vatican. “Pope says married men could be ordained — if world’s bishops agree,” read The Tabletof London. But this latest news … Continue reading

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The role of women in the Church

I just participated in a course on social communications at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and one of the discussion topics over coffee breaks was the role of women in the Church and whether Pope Francis would finally … Continue reading

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