Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Portal Magazine is out!

UPDATE:  Brother John-Bede also responds to an article in The Portal here, complete with links to sublime music on “A Tudor Mass sung in Hampshire.” *** The monthly magazine of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, The Portal, is … Continue reading

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A critique of Alpha

In an earlier post on what parishes in the Ordinariate might do to bring seekers into the fold, I recommended the Alpha Course. Many Catholic parishes in Canada are now using the Alpha Course to re-evangelize cradle Catholics and to … Continue reading

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The blessing of asparagus and pets and Easter baskets . . .

UPDATE:  CBC Radio’s As It Happens reports on Gus the Asparagus Man and the controversy he engendered!  There are pictures and video! Ha ha ha! Rod Dreher at The American Conservative has a humorous post about a controversy in England … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

We have two Ordinariates named after Our Lady:  The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in England and Wales; and the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross in Australia. In the United States, we have the … Continue reading

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Fr Hunwicke on vibrant Catholic life

Fr.  Hunwicke, a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, has a blog post asking whether the Ordinariates can do something to restore something of the vibrant Catholic life he was reminded of in looking at an … Continue reading

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Ottawa Archbishop responds to blog

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa, who received our parish into the Catholic Church five years ago, not only retweeted my tweet of the post “The Myth of the Disgruntled Anglican,” he commented on it: Terrence Prendergast‏ @archterentius 3h3 hours ago Replying … Continue reading

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The myth of the ‘disgruntled Anglican’

When Pope Benedict XVI announced Anglicanorum Coetibus in 2009, news stories called this a provision for “disgruntled Anglicans” to come into the Catholic Church. Everywhere you looked, it seemed, there was something about these “disgruntled Anglicans” who were so unhappy about … Continue reading

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