Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment: Rhythm

To talk of “Purification”, whether of our Lady or of Women after Childbed (“Churching”), would, undeniably, carry with it in our culture a sense that either the person or the process was Dirty. And most certainly neither is. So there is no doubt that the old language would impose upon us the burden of difficult explanations to a world instinctively disinclined to listen to explanations about anything from Christians. So perhaps we are best without such language. But …

Source: Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment: Rhythm

As usual, Fr Hunwike makes excellent reading!

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