Monthly Archives: March 2015

Speaking the truth in love–some Lenten reflections

A number of years ago, I decided I would give up for Lent the gossiping and detraction and the little frisson of pleasure the goes with talking behind some peoples’ backs. Of course I failed and failed.  But the virtue … Continue reading

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Top inspiring quotes from Pope Francis

As the second anniversary of Pope Francis election passed on Mar. 13,  Salt and Light TV’s blog posted a list of their 10 Favorite Francis Quotes from the past year. I thought, hmmm, that’s a good exercise.  While I don’t … Continue reading

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Crescat receives apology from priest and regrets posting first

I confess I was one of those who jumped on the bandwagon and re-posted the Crescats original story about how a priest refused to give her Communion on the tongue at her grandmother’s funeral.  But I subsequently regretted it.  And … Continue reading

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The Jubilee Year of Mercy

I have begun regularly praying the Divine Mercy chaplet and I’m reading Sr. Faustina’s Diary, slowly, as it is among a pile of books by my bed. When I read about Divine Mercy from Sr. Faustina, I get a totally … Continue reading

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A lovely homily to remind us of English Catholic patrimony

The Hermeneutic of Continuity blog has posted a wonderful homily that captures well  our inspiring English Catholic patrimony.   Sometimes going back to the roots is what’s necessary for true reform and renewal.  It’s radical.  So instead of looking at … Continue reading

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The precious gift of insight

Last weekend, our little Ordinariate parish held a requiem Mass for a dear friend and confidant who experienced a long and debilitating illness.  In her last year of life, my friend suffered as well from a rare form of dementia that … Continue reading

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Accepting correction from Pope Francis

I remember when my favorite charismatic evangelical pastor Penn Clark years ago taught on headship at a Baptist women’s retreat where he was the only man among about 80 women and what courage it took to teach on the proper … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Housewife reflects on women in the Church and the Trad Mass

  My friend Dorothy at Edinburgh Housewife writes marvelously about the silences in the Traditional Latin Mass during Lent but also adds a little observation about the role of women in the Church.  My emphases. Nothing says 1970s/1980s like a big old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Good message from The New Liturgical Movement website

This is a beautiful message from The New Liturgical Movement website, my emphases:   In an age of such great confusion as ours, characterized by an astonishing ignorance of tradition, a self-destructive contempt for the past, a modern theology of … Continue reading

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Two cardinals; two conferences

Cardinal Luis Tagle from the Philippines, often touted as the next Pope after Pope Francis was in England over the weekend at a Catholic youth conference. Here’s a report from The Catholic Herald: Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, has lamented … Continue reading

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