Please Holy Father, understand that love for the Old Mass doesn’t always come from rigid or narrow hearts. It comes from seeking and restless hearts. Many people find needed rest in traditional worship, not because it’s old or fashionable, but because it carries a hint of the sublime for which human hearts are made.
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 …
As usual, Fr Hunwike makes excellent reading!
Dear Lord, we pray for all our children, especially those who have left the practice of their Faith.
May they return to the full unity of Love within Your Holy Church and may their lives find fulfilment in Your Holy Will.
Mostly, whatever choices they make in life, may they all eventually be admitted to Heaven to abide in Your Love.
Holy Mary, Mother of the Family – Pray for us.
St. Monica – Pray for us.
On 24 Jan 2017, SPUC’s Fiorella Nash appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, in an episode called “The Abortion Act 50 years on”. The full episode can be listened to here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/program
Well dond Fiorella! – This is a superbly measured response to an unsupportive interview.
Taken from ‘Perspectives in Theology‘
Editorial, Faith, Vol. 16, no. 3, May/June 1984.
In our day an ever-increasing number of scientists are rediscovering God, and an enormous and exciting potential is offered to the Church in the follow-up to this discovery.
The Second Vatican Council is already twenty years ago. What are the fair fruits of its hopes and prayers? In the Western world of the older, mature Christendom at least, the results are nearer to a fiasco. The hopes for apostolate have run out of steam. We failed to see the signs of the times twenty and even thirty years ago. The signs were there, the message of the Spirit was given, but men had not the humility to listen. There is offered now another chance to seize eagerly upon that very principle of the communion of science with revelation, which was at the heart of the aggiornamento the Church was looking for and praying for. So far, the very call for a modernisation of the Church’s pastoral life, and of the framework through which she taught men her philosophy and theology of God, has meant in its main stream only the infiltration of that now very old heresy of Modernism, which is the reason for the fiasco of the post-conciliar period up to now. …………..
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