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A Pattern of Challenge

“The practice of faith within the community of the Catholic Church may not be among those priorities”- Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales A few days ago, the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) released a document...

The Church and the Judge

It is a very great blessing that here in Scotland, the Churches have now re-opened, even if it is still with much reduced numbers. Although the re-opening was already planned for 26th March, a judicial review whose findings were published a few days ago directly...

UK Day of Reflection

Yesterday, the United Kingdom held a national ‘Day of Reflection’ in memory of all those who have died so far because of the COVID19 pandemic – yesterday was the first anniversary of the UK going into full lockdown. At noon, the nation stopped for...

An Un-Asked Question

From viewing online media over the last few days, it is abundantly clear that the broad response to the recent document released by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has been one of great hurt and anger for very many people. The content of the document...

Creative Grace

“Never before has the Church experienced thus the power of the communion of saints, raising to her Crucified and Risen Lord her vows and prayers, especially the Sacrifice of Holy Mass, celebrated daily, even without the presence of the people, by priests.”...

Grace In Time Of Trial

“But what of the practice of our Catholic Faith? It may be that for a while, our practice will change in terms of location and form. The location may move from the parish Church to the ‘domestic Church’ – that is, our home. And the form may change from liturgical...

Fr Andrew Apostoli

Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR 1942 – 2017   With prayers for the repose of the soul of Father Andrew Apostoli, of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, New York, who died today. Fr Apostoli was a devoted and authentic son of St Francis, a holy Priest of the...
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