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August 15, 2019
August 15, 2019
The Diocese of Scranton has begun an investigation into allegations of misconduct on the part of the rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. “Bishop Joseph Bambera, Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, has commenced the process of launching a full forensic investigation into the concerns that have
August 15, 2019
Parishioners of St Francis of Assisi Parish in the Archdiocese of Portland staged a protest against their pastor during a June 30 Mass. The Oregonian uploaded a video of the protests showing elderly parishioners dressed in white, carrying signs into the church during the Consecration, and attempting to shout down the pastor, Fr George Kuforiji.
August 15, 2019
There’s a huge difference between being bright and being wise, between brilliance and wisdom. We can be highly intelligent, but not very wise. Ideally, of course, we should strive to be both, but that isn’t always the case, particularly today. We’re living in a culture that rewards brilliance above wisdom and within which we pride
August 15, 2019
Once, you couldn’t move for people talking up the Sunday Assembly. These are secular gatherings, first held in London in 2013, which replicate church services in most ways except a faith in God. Yet they have all the trappings: a Sunday service in which there are the equivalent of hymns or at least communal singing,
August 15, 2019
The annals of heresy give one many strange figures to contemplate. But definitely in the running for the title of strangest of all is the bizarre and mysterious Count of St Germain (1253? 1691? 1712?–1784? 1837? Not Yet?). In the mid-18th century, the Count moved between the various Royal Courts of Europe, claiming to be
August 15, 2019
Cryptic across 1 Notice Earth’s in turmoil in Haydn’s piece (3,8) 8 Enthusiastic type, before dull American put off half the continent (7) 9 He predicted in book the key to the end of Nineveh (5) 11Walton’s piece for counter-tenor (4) 12 Paul, for one in record time, is later at loss (8) 14 Lords
August 15, 2019
Ordinary Form Divine Office Week IV Sunday, August 18: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jer 38:4-6, 8-10; Ps 40; Heb 12:1-4; Lk 12:49-53 Monday, August 19: Weekday in Ordinary Time or St John Eudes Jgs 2:11-19; Ps 106; Mt 19:16-22 Tuesday, August 20: St Bernard Jgs 6:11-24A; Ps 85; Mt 19:23-30 Wednesday, August 21: St Pius X Jgs
August 15, 2019
On September 30, the feast of St Jerome, the bishops of England and Wales will unveil a programme of events for the 2020 Year of the Word, with the title “The God Who Speaks”. The year was chosen because it falls on the 1,600th anniversary of the death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible
August 15, 2019
One of the legacies of my Anglican background is a love of hymns. I am grateful for the rich tradition of hymn-writing and singing, which has shaped worship and enlivened liturgy. Hymns have had a huge impact on my own spirituality and prayer life, as composers throughout time have presented theological truth in poetic form.
August 15, 2019
The Collect for the 20th Ordinary Sunday, already in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary, is also in the 1962 Missale Romanum for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost. Deus, qui diligentibus te bona invisibilia praeparasti, infunde cordibus nostris tui amoris affectum, ut, te in omnibus et super omnia diligentes, promissiones tuas, quae omne desiderium superant, consequamur.
August 15, 2019
The 20th Sunday of the Year Jer 38:4-6 & 8-10; Heb 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53 (Year C) “Let Jeremiah be put to death: he is unquestionably disheartening the remaining soldiers in the city, and all the people too, by talking like this…” Jeremiah, together with a host of martyrs reaching down to the present day, was
August 15, 2019
Chanel’s Riviera: Life, Love and Struggle for Survival on the Côte d’Azur 1930-1944 By Anne de Courcy Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 304pp, £20/$24.50 Ever since Coco Chanel launched her best-selling perfume, Chanel No 5, almost a century ago in 1921, French fragrance has acquired a mystique all of its own. Chanel’s abstract, imperiously powdery parfum changed
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