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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Um, did ya know you said that out loud?

Did you even think about what you were saying? Father David Cooper, the pastor at St. Matthias Parish in Milwaukee asks,
“Why is it that the Holy See is able to make exceptions that seem to benefit those who are on the right of theological issues, who are very orthodox and very conservative and very traditional in their outlook, but we can’t seem to get any understanding of the issues for the people on the other side of the spectrum?
According to your own words, it seems that these "people on the other side of the spectrum" are on the wrong side of theological issues and are heterodox. Don't know about anyone else, but I would prefer exceptions not be made to put persons who eschew orthodoxy in positions of authority.

US Catholic, always interesting....

Friday, 13 July 2012

Reason # 394,102,879 that I Love Himself

"Hey, honey, you know, this is two weeks in a row that we have attended Sunday Mass at a cathedral, the one in Salt lake was awe-inspiring, the one at ______ somewhat less so, to be charitable, but wouldn't it be cool to go to a THIRD cathedral on this Sunday, and didn't you say you knew the music director in one of the places we'll be near on the drive home, and....?"

And that is how we happened to find ourselves in Charleston last Sunday.

How I have missed this face!:

Oh, and upon returning home the lovely, but.... we'll say, efficient (to the point of brusqueness,) priest who usually has daily Mass is busy and the "subs" are suitably solemn and painstaking, (and one at least, is a very good confessor,)
So anywhooo,the near-euphoria occasioned by the liturgical riches of the Colloquium has just gone on and on and on....

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Elizabeth, Head of the Church of England

Fr Z likes to refer to Benedict XVI, (and quite rightly,) as "the Pope of Christian Unity." (The Westminster Abbey Choir joining the Sistine choir at St. Peter's Basilica for the Feast of Ss Peter and Paul, for instance, was brilliant.)

He has a religious leader from another faith giving him a run for his money:

Queen Elizabeth II leaves St Michaels Roman Catholic church in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on Tuesday. The Queen’s visit here will include a historic meeting with deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, a former IRA leader.

Queen Elizabeth II leaves St Michaels Roman Catholic
church in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on Tuesday.

That all may be one....