Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ecclesiastical bibs and bobs
  • Fr Longenecker: The split, as former Bishop of London Mgr. Graham Leonard said in The Path to Rome, is between, “those on the one hand who believe that the Christian gospel is revealed by God, is to be heard and received and that its purpose is to enable men and women to obey God in love and through them for creation itself to be redeemed. On the other hand are those who believe that it can and should be modified and adapted to the cultural and intellectual attitudes and demands of successive generations and indeed originates in them.” The divide, as Mgr. Leonard so succinctly put it, is between those who believe the old-time religion and those who do not. The Catholic/Protestant divide, answering the strip-cartoon secular version, ‘the Catholics are hung up on sex and we’re not’. The flash-point of all disobedience to God (non serviam) is about where he and his creation meet: who Jesus is (and tied into that, what the church is, or why we’re not Protestants), the Eucharist (not always the dividing line as there are high-church Protestants who say they agree with us on it) and, the only one that secularists care about, sex (where the high-church Protestants step away from us and say they believe in a fallible church).
  • Bishop Barnes to the Anglicans on the Pope’s offer: ‘Just let us go!’
  • I say the same to both Continuers and liberal Anglicans who carp at Rome over all this.
  • Meet Dr Tighe, a good friend of this blog.
  • Erastianism.
  • What’s wrong with modern Greek Catholic churches. Link to article. Comment.
  • RC/EO mixed marriages. Comment.
  • Photo: Deus, qui nobis sub sacramento mirabili, passionis tuæ memoriam reliquisti... Chant Vespers and Benediction in Latin on Sunday at Clem’s, in the chapel because of the last snowstorm.

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