Friday, 6 July 2012

Interesting interview with Prof Rowland

Here is an interview with Prof Rowland talking about the situation in Australia but also with relevant comments for our situation - although of course we do not have crocodile infested swamps (unless you take it metaphorically!).    Here

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Showing the beauty of faith - Cardinal Schonborn

Cardinal Schonborn was a student of Pope Benedict and was more recently made the Editor of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. He comes across as a very holy and good man. Here he speaks on a number of topics:

Mgr Burnham talks about the new Ordinariate rites for Marriage and Funerals

In these videos Fr Bradley, Communications Officer, interviews Mgr Burnham regarding the new rites promulgated for the use of Personal Ordinariates for the Solemnisation of Holy Matrimony and for Funerals.

Order for Marriage from UKOrdinariate on Vimeo.

Order for Funerals from UKOrdinariate on Vimeo.

Marriage rites here  and  Funeral rites here .

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

A paper by Prof Rowland on Anglican Patrimony

A year ago Prof Rowland gave a paper at a conference in Australia for those interested in the Ordinariate. As we await copies of her two papers given last Saturday I thought you might like to peruse this one:

Tracey Rowland: The Anglican Patrimony

18 06 2011
Professor Tracey Rowland is Dean of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage & Family in Melbourne, Australia, and gave this address at a conference for those exploring joining a Personal Ordinariate in Australia. She is also the author of the popular and excellent Ratzinger’s Faith, published by Oxford University Press.
Pope Benedict XVI has consistently held that the ecumenical process is one of acquiring unity in diversity, not structural reintegration.  For example, in his Ecumenical Address in Cologne in 2005 he remarked that ‘Ecumenism does not mean what could be called an ecumenism of the return: that is, to deny and to reject one’s own faith history – it does not mean uniformity in all expressions of theology and spirituality, in liturgical forms and in discipline’.
In this address he also spoke of dialogue as an exchange of gifts in which the Churches and Ecclesial Communities can make available their own riches.  This theme was reiterated in a parallel address in the Crypt of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, at the second World Youth Day of his pontificate.  He noted that whereas an idea aims at truth, a gift expresses love.  Both, he concluded, were essential elements of dialogue...

Sunday, 1 July 2012

New Evangelisation Conference

The Ordinariate groups in the Southwest were privileged to organise a day conference on the New Evangelisation at St Mary's Abbey, Buckfast. We gathered at 10.15am for Mass, celebrated by Mgr Keith Newton, the Ordinary.

Mgr Newton celebrating mass, seen here with Fr Chinery
It was an enormous pleasure to welcome Professor Tracey Rowland, from Melbourne, to address us on the topic. In the morning she gave a paper on Blessed John Henry Newman, in particular how his theological teaching had an enormous influence on continental catholicism and in particular the second Vatican council. The picture that Professor Rowland painted was quite staggering. Most of us had only a slight idea of how influential he had been.

In the afternoon Professor Rowland began to explain her understanding of the significance of the creation of the Ordinariate and how the Ordinariate might participate in the vision of the New Evangelisation. It was very humbling to hear how greatly she welcomed the Ordinariate, but we were also given plenty of food for reflection. (As we reflect upon her teaching I shall be sharing some thoughts on this blog. )

The day was rounded off with Evensong and Benediction, from the interim form the Ordinariate is privileged to be able to use.

Singing Evensong: the Ordinary with Fr Furness

Censing of the Altar during the Magnificat: the Ordinary assisted by Br Leo and Michael Vian Clark

The Benediction
More photos of the day available here: New Evangelisation Conference Photo Set

DAY NINE (Eve of Pentecost)