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Eastward facing?!

In the light of my own priestly formation, and the publication of the Ordinariate missal, can the eastward celebration of mass be justified? Let’s be clear that despite what many think Vatican II didn’t rule out eastward facing celebrations of the mass. It is true that the question was raised as to whether facing East […]

The Ordinary writes on the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ On Tuesday, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis opened the Holy Door at St Peter’s Basilica inaugurating the Jubilee Year of Mercy. During the year the Holy Father calls on us to gaze upon and experience the mercy that God freely offers, so that we may then […]

Advent viewed by an amateur astronomer.

This term our home ed. student has been studying astronomy, which means we stumbled on the “Catholic Astronomer” blog. In amongst posts on asteroid mining and telescopes there is on, this week on Advent. It is a beautiful reflection by a priest who also enjoys astronomy as a hobby. It is well worth a few […]

Divine Worship: The Missal — Mass in the Ordinariate Use

Divine Worship: The Missal was formally promulgated for use from Advent Sunday, and Mass will be celebrated in the Ordinariate Use on Mondays at 7:30 in the Lady Chapel at Our Lady of Ransom Church, starting on Monday 30 November with the Feast of St Andrew. It brings into modern Catholic worship as a permanent […]

The Calais Jungle

On Saturday 10th October I made a visit with a friend to the migrant camp in Calais called the Jungle and a return visit was made on 7th November. I had heard much and read lots of contradictory things about this camp via the media. The Jungle is not a new phenomenon. I made contact […]

Celebrating with the Angels.

Today is the Feast of St Micheal, St Gabriel and St Raphael. When we were in the Anglican Church, of course we knew today as St Micheal and All Angels. The catechism reminds us that angels are “purely spiritual creatures, incorporeal, invisible and immortal and are personal beings endowed with intelligence and will. They ceaselessly […]