I was wrong about something. The chance to subscribe to the digital edition of the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, does not end on 30 March. It ends on 31 March. They aren’t fooling around when, on 1 April, the price goes up. It won’t go up much, but why spend more?
For a couple days yet you can still get the online full edition of the Catholic Herald for £10 ($16).
Go to this other post to see the advantages and follow the directions.
The promo code is CHPROMO
A good accompaniment for your Mystic Monk Coffee Subscription.
BTW… I write for the Catholic Herald now. The weekly column is called And With Yor Spirit and it deals with many of the questions I have written about here and in the pages of The Wanderer for years.
Here is a snip from one of the articles. This was about one of the most controversial changes in the new, corrected translation, the response “And with your spirit”, in which “spirit” refers to the ordained character of the one who says “Dominus vobiscum“:
Since spiritus here distinguishes the ordained from the laity, since it also concerns the “who” of the person, since it sounds odd to our ears, since it is going to be our text, here is my proposal.
Bishops, priests and deacons: Allow “And with your spirit” to be an exhortation to humility and service. Accept it both as a mark of support from the congregation, as well as a plea, nay rather, a goad to serve them well. When it rings in your ears, examine your conscience.
Lay people: By your “And with your spirit” you affirm your vocations. Christ wanted men to be ordained to serve you so that you can shape your corner of the world and then go to heaven. Require from your clergy that they live their calling to give you what you need so you can fulfill your own essential vocation. Your booming “And with your spirit” will be their daily spur to holiness and fidelity.