Recently in The Southern Cross a letter to the editor was published entitled “Quiet Time For The Eucharist”. The letter writer explains the difficulty that individuals, such as the organist, who are engaged in assisting during Mass in some way, have with finding a moment for ‘quiet time’ during Mass.
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Today was an important day in history and it was not because of the phenomenon of the date and time being 12/12/12 12:12:12, which everyone has been raving about on Facebook and Twitter. See my post about it HERE.
Everyone today is talking about the phenomena of 12/12/12 12:12:12. I fail to see why this great fascination with this phenomenon today, unless it is because it was exactly 2000 years ago today at 12/12/2012 12:12:12 that this phenomenon in fact really occurred.
Oh, by the way, can anyone please explain to me why people keep accusing me of being anal-retentive?
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Sunday, 9 December 2012
What exactly is the purpose of a ‘Catholic’ newspaper? Why should it be specifically referred to as a ‘Catholic’ newspaper? Why may it be sold inside of our churches when other newspapers are not permitted to do so? Why should Catholics be specifically encouraged by priests and others during Mass to buy the ‘Catholic’ newspaper?
Friday, 7 December 2012
I read with amusement the title of a column by Tom Roberts, editor at large of the National Catholic Reporter, entitled “Roy Bourgeois: They finally got him”. Now I ask you, does anyone today seriously believe that the Church hierarchy sits around all day gleefully rubbing their hands and scheming about ways in which they can bring down fellow clergy? That’s just bizarre!
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
I wrote in mid November 2012 about the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar. I made the point that the pro-abortion groups were being completely unreasonable in jumping to a conclusion that an abortion would have saved this woman’s life. I stated that there was simply no evidence to support this conclusion and it would therefore be wise for all parties to wait for the outcome of the investigations into the matter.
Monday, 3 December 2012
So Pope Benedict XVI now has his own Twitter account: @Pontifex. Pope Benedict XVIwill begin tweeting in six different languages starting from the 12th of December 2012. The pope chose “Pontifex” as his Twitter handle because it means pope in Latin as well as ‘bridge-builder’.
Sunday, 2 December 2012
I read with interest and great pleasure the results of a survey that was conducted by the ‘Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate’ (CARA) in September 2012 regarding the new English Translation of the Missal.