Sunday, May 15, 2011

  • On liturgical languages. Because deliberately un-ethnic parishes are artificial (Catholicism is about incarnation and we are naturally tribal) and Russians can understand Slavonic about as well as we can Middle English (it’s intelligible but strange).
  • When you can’t stand your parish. With all due respect to the problem of religious consumerism, sometimes for the good of your soul and for Catholic orthodoxy you’ve got to go somewhere else.
  • The ordinariates: let them in. A shot in the arm for Pope Benedict’s campaign for a Catholic revival, vs ‘the magic circle’ of old British liberal churchmen for example.
  • The mushy middle in religion is disappearing.

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