Bishop Lopes’s Hillenbrand Lecture

On 21 June, Bishop Lopes delivered the Hillenbrand Lecture at the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois. The full lecture can be found here and is well worth reading. His comments provide a helpful reminder that the Ordinariate Form of the Latin Rite is not a mish-mash of…

St. Charles Lwanga & Companions

This feast day is especially worthy of our prayerful reflection.  As Bd. Paul VI wondered in 1964, “[w]ho could have predicted to the famous African confessors and martyrs such as Cyprian, Felicity, Perpetua and – the greatest of all – Augustine, that we would one day add names so dear to us as Charles Lwanga…

Bishop Lopes on the Anglican Patrimony

[An interview with Bishop Steven Lopes, bishop of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, is published in the May edition of Inside the Vatican. (Click here for the link to the full interview.)  An excerpt is provided below. Bishop Lopes’s comments are excellent for several reasons. In the first place, the way he…

Prayer for the St. Benet Biscop Oblates

[A prayer by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B., for the St. Benet Biscop Chapter of St. John’s Oblates] Eternal Father, bless and guide thy people in the St. Benet Biscop Chapter of St. John’s Oblates; teach us thy ways and sustain us in living thy will in our lives.  Help us to follow the Gospel, especially…