The last of our 2017 Lenten talks was given by the incredibly talented friend of the parish, Mr Henry Creechan who has made a life size replica of the Shroud of Turin. After the 6pm Low Mass the Replica and another smaller image were blessed while the schola sang Pergolesi’s ‘Stabat Mater’ and Palestrina’s ‘Adoramus Te Christe’. Afterwards we enjoyed supper together in a packed hall before Henry’s fascinating presentation on the topic of the Shroud. The whole evening ended in the most perfect way- Solemn Latin Compline (Traditional Night Prayer) by candlelight before the illuminated shroud image. Thanks to Mr Creechan for bringing so much blessing by his talents and to Fr Morris for facilitating the event and for conducting the liturgies so beautifully. The Shroud will remain at IHOM for the next two weeks.
While I am apparently four years older than the Archbishop and hail from Britain rather than the USA, I can identify with every word of this superb address.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of legalized abortion in the United Kingdom, but in 2016 Rose Docherty said enough is enough and took on the challenge of starting 40 Days for Life in Scotland.
Last night, a service of Choral Evensong was held in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the very heart of the Catholic Church
“Whatever worries or cares you may have…we will help you.
Thank you Carol for showing such a courageous example!
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!
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.