Thursday, 27 December 2012

Centering Prayer - What should you do?

Mark Cogitates Centering Prayer

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. 

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Pope Made History Today

@Pontifex - Pope Benedict XVI Twitter

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.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Sensus Fidelium - NCR Is Clueless

National Catholic Reporter Clueless About Sensus Fidelium

Recently that falsely branded newspaper, the National Catholic Reporter, had the audacity to call on the Church to correct its “unjust teaching” on the subject of the ordination of women.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Catholic Newspapers – Beware The Trojan Horses?

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

Bourgeois: They Got Him - Really?

Roy Bourgeois

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

We Need Courageous Catholic Press

Savita Halappanavar

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

Pope Benedict XVI Joins Twitter

@pontifex - Pope Benedict XVI Twitter Profile

So Pope Benedict XVI now has his own Twitter account: @Pontifex.  Pope Benedict XVI will 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

Third Edition of the Roman Missal: One Year Later

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.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Another reason to believe

African Emperor Moth

Sir Isaac had an accomplished artisan fashion for him a small scale model of our solar system, which was to be put in a room in Newton’s home when completed. The assignment was finished and installed on a large table.