Posts tagged Tradition

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 […]

Allowing faith to disturb us.

One of the pages I follow on Facebook is the one linked to the Ignatian Spirituality website. It is incredibly useful, with a wide range of really good resources. However a few days ago, on my news feed an article popped up that made me sigh. Entitled “A faith that disturbs,” I expected something that […]

Peter: First among equals, a Rock for the Church

February 22 is the Feast of the Chair of Peter. A question on an internet forum a little while ago asked “What is the biblical basis against Papal succession?” The Roman Catholic Church teaches the doctrine of Papal Succession: that, starting from Peter, there has been a line of Popes to lead the Church. Neither […]

Making the Ordinary ordinary

No, not THE Ordinary! With the return to green Sundays we’ve taken the opportunity to change the Mass setting which we have been using with the New Translation. Except for Lent and a few Masses at Christmas and Easter, we have got to know the Parish Mass by Fr Peter Jones, published in the supplement to […]

Mixed emotions and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today is the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I have been moved by certain aspects of the readings today. My thoughts are still a bit muddled, maybe because my heart was moved and my head takes a while to catch up. So here are the things that struck me. Make of it what […]

Readings on Corpus Christi

On Sunday we celebrated Corpus Christi. The reading for the feast (on the Thrusday) was from St Thomas Aquinas: Since it was the will of God’s only-begotten Son that men should share in his divinity, he assumed our nature in order that by becoming man he might make men gods. Moreover, when he took our […]