I came across this truly amazing video of an English interview of Cardinal Christoph Schönborn OP. I found it on the Southern Orders blog, one of the Blogs I follow. What a delightful warm man Cardinal Schönborn appears to be.
Thursday 16 May 2013
Thursday 09 May 2013
How often have we heard talk about the urgent need for the Church to begin a process of radical reform in order to stem the exodus of people, especially young people, from the Church? Those who utter these warnings claim that radical change is the only way we can possibly save the Church. The Church, they claim, must keep up with a rapidly changing modern world.
Tuesday 07 May 2013
Friday 03 May 2013
As promised in an earlier Blog post – The Revolution Of Family - A Response (Part I) – here is another extract from the Vatican document: “Considerations Regarding Proposals To Give Legal Recognition To Unions Between Homosexual Persons”.
A reader sent me a message via Facebook to draw my attention to the editorial in the latest edition of The Southern Cross. The editorial has served, yet again, to confirm to me that this publication should most definitely not be sold from within our Catholic churches.
Thursday 02 May 2013
Sunday 28 April 2013
|Pope Francis in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)|
Thursday 25 April 2013
|St Mark the Evangelist writing his Gospel|
Photo from Sacred Destinations
Today is the feast day of St Mark the Evangelist. It is a wonderful day, as far as I am concerned, for a very obvious reason – my name, Mark. (Happy feast day to all those who share the same name as me.) The second reading of Matins for today's feast of St Mark the Evangelist is from the writing of Saint Irenaeus against heresies. This reading could not have come at a more opportune moment this week as far as I am concerned.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
|From "Lousy Leaders and Sorry Sheep"|
I could not help wondering if any deacons, priests and bishops felt uncomfortable standing up and giving a homily on Sunday following the Gospel reading about the Good Shepherd. (John 10: 27 – 30) I also wondered if they would feel equally awkward every day of this entire week, since the message of Sunday extends through each day of this week? Sadly, the reality is that those who should, probably do not even realise that they have a reason to squirm.