Monthly Archives: June 2017

“If the Eucharist is just a symbol then to hell with it!” —Flannery O’Connor

Last Sunday, on Corpus Christi, Bishop Steven Lopes based his homily around that famous quote of Flannery O’Connor’s.  I wrote a story on the homily for Catholic papers, though I have not seen it published yet.  In the meantime, anyone … Continue reading

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Bishop Lopes’ on the origins of Divine Worship

The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter website has the text of Bishop Steven Lopes’ lecture June 21 at the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary at the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois.  You can read the … Continue reading

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On Cardinal Robert Sarah

Earlier this month, our first life member of the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society, Christopher Mahon, got a chance to meet Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship while attending the Sacra Liturgica 2017 conference in Milan. We were all … Continue reading

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Why too much access may be a bad idea

I have been musing for quite some time about how one would overcome the growing tendency to see the Holy Eucharist as a symbol of belonging, a token of inclusion rather than the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our … Continue reading

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Communion and Liberation and Pope Francis

I have many friends in Communion and Liberation, a movement founded by Fr. Luigi Giussani.  Every year in Ottawa, they organize a Way of the Cross on Good Friday, and for the past four years, I have been in the … Continue reading

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UK Ordinariate Newsletter – June 20th 2017

You can access the latest issue of the n ewsletter of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham by clicking on the banner heading below The newsletter explains Cardinal Pell’s absence from the recent Diaconal Ordination, and provides some … Continue reading

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This is my first post here at the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society blog. Deborah kindly asked me to be a contributing writer here a while back. I accepted the offer with the proviso that I could not promise how often I … Continue reading

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