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Fr. Paul of Graymoor and the Chair of Unity

In October of 1909, a foreshadowing of the Ordinariate occurred: an Episcopalian order of friars and sisters was received as a corporate body in to the Catholic Church. To-day both the Friars and Sisters continue, while their founder, Fr. Paul, is … Continue reading

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Marriage discipline and Christian unity

UPDATED: Edward Peters weighs in here. Pope Francis’ marrying aboard the papal plane a couple of flight attendants who had been married civilly in Chile in 2010 reminded me of what was perhaps among the biggest obstacles to a decision … Continue reading

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MUSINGS OF THE ORDINARY (OLSC) Jan 2018

As we begin this New Year the Church in Australia will be considering its response to the findings of the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse, to the SSM vote, the Euthanasia provisions in Victoria, the reducing number … Continue reading

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Charles Gore – the Uncomfortable Bishop of Oxford.

JAnaury 17 is the day Charles Gore, sometime Bishop of Oxford, died in 1932. Although Anglo-Catholic, he could be quite liberal in theology, as well as anti-Papal. He was, however, a co-founder of the Mirfield Fathers – which has given … Continue reading

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The Anglo-Roman Missal

The English Missal, or Knott Missal, is in different ways an important part of both the Anglican and Roman patrimonies, being the essential way in which Anglicans celebrated the Roman rite in the 20th century, and the principle liturgical vernacular … Continue reading

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Ordinary’s Homily (OLSC: 14/01/18)

“The crisis for the Church faces in our age is one it has faced many times in its history, namely that many Catholics are no longer Catholic. In our culture they are Catholic Protestants or Catholic secularists, which is a … Continue reading

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The National Catholic Register looks at the growth of the “English-Catholic” Ordinariates

Peter Jesserer Smith has a detailed piece in the National Catholic Register looking at the progress made last year in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. The Anglicanorum coetibus Society gets a mention!

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