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New Liturgical Movement article on Anglican offices

David Clayton has a great article over at The New Liturgical Movement on The Power of the Divine Office to Transform a Church and Society. He writes: This reinforces my belief that that if we want to transform the culture … Continue reading

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Fr Ed Tomlinson writes more about Ordinariate Catholics and the Latin Rite

He writes: What becomes clear is that there is a careful balancing act for every Ordinariate priest and group to consider. We must remain distinctive and yet also a functioning part of that which we joined. Lean too far into diocesan inculturation … Continue reading

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Marvelous interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke

Carl Olson over at Catholic World Report has posted an article on a recent interview Cardinal Raymond Burke gave to promote his new book.   So much good material in it I encourage you to read the whole thing. Hard to … Continue reading

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Fr. Ed Tomlinson illustrates various Ordinariate scenarios

Fr. Ed Tomlinson, a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, has a follow up blog post to Damian Thompson’s recent article. He writes about various scenarios for Anglican Ordinariate clergy.  I think some of these have … Continue reading

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Damian Thompson writes on the state of the Ordinariate in England and Wales

Things are not looking good for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham says Damian Thompson, unless it embraces our Divine Worship.  Former Anglo-Catholics from England and Wales had shown their loyalty to Rome by celebrating the Novus Ordo … Continue reading

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More on the priest-shortage in Germany

Over at Crux, there’s a Catholic News Agency report by Anian Christoph Wimmer on the priest-shortage in Germany and whether it is a deliberate strategy or a response to conditions. Wimmer writes: As one foreign priest currently serving in a … Continue reading

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Cardinal Sarah gives yet another speech on liturgy

Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, gave a talk on Liturgical Life and the Priesthood Aug. 23 in Colombo that is a delight to read and something I hope is read and shared widely.   New Liturgical Movement … Continue reading

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Pray for Fr. Christopher Phillips please!

Father Christopher Phillips, founder and pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement parish in San Antonio, Texas, is having hip replacement surgery today.  Please join me in praying for wisdom and skill for the surgical team, and a complete and … Continue reading

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Our bishop gets a mention in Monday Vatican

Andrea Gagliarducci’s Monday Vatican, a weekly look at what is going on inside the Holy See, mentions Bishop Steven Lopes of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, in other words, my bishop in this week’s look at … Continue reading

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Are priest shortages intentional?

I imagine many of us have read about the fact only 58 priests were ordained in Germany last year.   This is an astonishingly low figure for a country the size of Germany. A German journalist and editor asks whether … Continue reading

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