Put to us in 2002 by a prominent churchman: There are groups, of no small influence, who are trying to talk us out of kneeling.“It doesn’t suit our culture”, they say (which culture?) “It’s not right for a grown man to do this — he should face God on his feet”. Or again: “It’s not … Continue reading To kneel or stand, that was the question for 21st-century massgoers
Fr. Hunwicke (say “Hunnick”) served some years ago (in his Anglican days) in the Church of Ireland, where a much respected and appreciated bishop . . . . . . shared with [him] the information, which had clearly struck him, that in the Devon Anglican parish where one of his children lived, the full Roman … Continue reading The open-minded Irish bishop with a son in Devon
Its architect was explicit on the point. The Novus Ordo Missae [New Order mass] was introduced in April 1969 by Pope Paul VI. From the start, this new rite was intended to have an ecumenical nature as declared by its chief architect, Fr. Annibale Bugnini in 1965 . . . . . . who made … Continue reading The new mass: a Protestantizing of Catholic worship
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MARCH 2015 Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith on the Liturgy and its Abuses Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don is a Sri Lankan cardinal of the Catholic Church. He is the ninth and current Archbishop of Colombo, serving since 2009. He was elevated to the cardinalate in…
In for a dime, in for a dollar. What’s a church good for, anyhow? Or a bishop. What’s he supposed to do, wink? The Bishop of Springfield, Illinois, has decreed that state legislative leaders may not be admitted to Holy Communion within his diocese, because of their work to pass the state Reproductive Health Act. … Continue reading Bishop Paprocki bars pro-abortion Illinois lawmakers from Holy Communion — names Durbin and Madigan, who are forbidden from receiving Communion until they repent
Just heard it while at the screen with something else. Moving for the piety-attempting soul. Now that’s sacred music.
That’s not a lily in the field, but growth is the theme. Do you ever get frustrated at the slow pace of the spiritual life? We can sometimes say to God, “Lord, I wish I was holier… and do it right now!” The first person we must have patience with is ourselves. We are all … Continue reading Patience in the Spiritual Life