Congratulations to Father Matthew Dallman!

Congratulations to Father Matthew Dallman, ordained yesterday (13 December 2016, the Feast of St. Lucy) to the priesthood for the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield, Illinois.   Advertisements

In Defense of Divine Worship

[From the blog of Fr. Ed Tomlinson of the Tunbridge Wells Ordinariate Group. Click here to be taken to the essay.] It saddens me that one or two of the clergy within the Ordinariate have started slating the Divine Worship Missal on social media. Partly because in-fighting will damage any emerging movement in the church. Partly because…

From the Four Quarters–Newsletter, Advent 2016

I am delighted to announce the issuance of the inaugural newsletter of the St. Benet Biscop Chapter of St. John’s Oblates, attached below as a PDF. This newsletter offers the following to our readers: A thoughtful reflection from our editor, Dr. Clint Brand (professor in the English Department of the University of St. Thomas, Houston;…

Bishop Lopes Speaks to a Wider Audience about the Ordinariates

[Two recent instances of Bishop Lopes communicating with the wider Catholic Church (those who are anglophone, at any rate) about the ordinariates: A viva voce interview with Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB of Salt & Light Media. A written interview with Peter Jesserer Smith in the National Catholic Register, copied below.  A couple of comments in…

Addressing Jesus as Thou

[h/t to Tyler Whatley for mentioning the following article, in which Bishop Robert Barron shares thoughts about the “Thee,” “Thy,” “Thou” language that, as it happens, is part of our Anglican patrimony.] On the final morning of the November meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, we were treated to a fine sermon by…

“Ecumenism in the Front Row”–Further Thoughts

 [The thoughts on the expression “Ecumenism in the front row” (attached below) generated a discussion over at Ordinariate News, which I share here.]  November 1, 2016 at 8:25 pm): EPMS says: Could we have a definition of “ecumenism” for purposes of understanding this article? Are we talking about co-operation and understanding, or moving towards visible…