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Joining the living history: Missa de Angelis

Gerhardt Muller, Prefect of the Congregration for the Doctrine of the Faith, met the three Ordinaries of the Personal Ordinariates in March 2014 just before he was made a cardinal and told them It is your delicate, but all-important task both to preserve the integrity and distinctiveness of your parish communities and, at the same […]

Prayers for the Synod on the Family

Pope Francis has composed a Prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod, and the Church also offers the following proposed intentions for use during the Prayers of the Faithful at Mass during the synod. These intentions can also be included in the petitions at Lauds and Vespers. The recitation of the Holy Rosary is […]

Called to be One: the Video

A feature of Called to be One nationwide was the video presentation featuring the Ordinary, Msgr Keith Newton, and clergy and laity of the Ordinariate. It’s designed to answer a number of frequently-asked questions which you may also have had in your mind. It’s in two parts. Called to be One : Part 1 Called […]

Being enhanced by the Weak.

As you may have noticed, Fr Neil has recently discovered Twitter. He enjoys its format and, in the middle of writing his sermon, will often tweet. Getting his thoughts down to 140 characters helps with the process. He also likes keeping up with a selection of MotoGP riders. However, this morning Twitter was not interesting […]

St Ignatius and thinking with the Church: Context and Disposition.

I was reflecting recently on St Ignatius’ ‘Rules for thinking with the Church.’ In our journey from the Anglican Communion to being part of the Catholic Church, the riches of tradition and teaching have been a rare and beautiful gain. It is a gain that is both freeing and challenging. I find St Ignatius’ rules, […]

The Ordinary writes on the Assisted Dying Bill

The Assisted Dying Bill has its Second Reading in the House of Lords on Friday 18 July. If it became law it would make incitement to suicide routine in our society, thereby putting pressure on the most vulnerable to see themselves as a burden to society. The Church’s teaching is clear: that human life, from […]