Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Mgr Lopes on the Ordinariate Liturgy

This talk given in 2013 is by Mgr Stephen Lopes and is an excellent paper on the Ordinariate's Liturgy. He has been chosen by the Holy Father to be the next Ordinary of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter, in North America. He is also to be the first bishop ordinary of any of the Personal Ordinariates. This is an excellent preparation for the Ordinariate Mass to be offered using our new missal this coming Sunday - Advent Sunday.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Cardinal Sarah speaks plainly about discipline of the sacraments

Cardinal Robert Sarah, 70, of Guinea, is the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Cardinal Sarah makes it clear for every Catholic with regard to the discipline of receiving the Holy Eucharist. If one is unrepentant about one's lifestyle which by the church's teaching authority is gravely sinful then one cannot receive the Holy Eucharist.

“Not even a pope can dispense from such a divine law.”
“The entire Church has always firmly held that one may not receive communion with the knowledge of being in a state of mortal sin, a principle recalled as definitive by John Paul II in his 2003 encyclical ‘Ecclesia de Eucharistia,’” on the basis of what was decreed by the Council of Trent."
Read more here:


Cardinal Sarah is a phenomenal man. I have been reading an extended interview with him in the book "God or nothing" and so far every time I read more about him my estimation of him grows. I highly recommend the book.


See also this article:

Friday, 13 November 2015

A missal that has been prepared for five hundred years

The First Sunday of Advent will see the introduction of a new missal in the Catholic Church, one that has been in preparation for five hundred years.
Known as Divine Worship: The Missalit has been handsomely published by the Catholic Truth Society to serve the communities and parishes of the personal ordinariates —structures similar to dioceses, established to provide a home in the Catholic Church for those from the Anglican tradition.

Continue here:

See also :

Why Divine Worship: The Missal is so Important

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Wake up!

Wake up! is the cry that our persecuted brothers and sisters from the East, especially from Syria and Iraq, make to the West.

HM Television shows you the life of an authentic Christian faith, full of the cross, forgiveness, strength and hope; and, at the same time, a faith that is awake to the reality of persecution, not only in the East, but also gradually in the West.

Let us join forces to wake up a society that needs to open its eyes to a new and shocking witness of faith.Don’t remain silent before the suffering of our brothers and sisters, and show that you too are a “Nazarene.”

You can find the complete interviews of those who intervene in this clip and many others in the series, “In the Footsteps of the Nazarene,” by HM Television.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Ordinariate Missal arrives!

A very exciting moment - today I received a copy of the brand new Ordinariate Missal called "Divine Worship" and authorised by the Holy See for use in the Ordinariates from Advent Sunday.

Here are some sneek peeks!

I am so pleased we have a "WHITSUN WEEK". I cannot think why the Whitsun octave was removed from the Calendar for the Novus Ordo. But we have it back now!

And lots of Ember days through the year too!