Daily Archives: 8 October 2018

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Today – the 8th day of the month – is one of this blog’s very lean days.
There are three people signed up to make monthly donations. That means when 8 September, 8 October, 8 November, etc., rolls around there are … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Liturgical idiots

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 I was hoping to find your observations about the Sunday collect this week. What sense of meaning is one to make of the collect for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time which is given us in the Novus … Continue reading

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The Negative Power of Silence

Perhaps you have the same reaction that I have.  One of the things that provokes in me the worst sort of anxiety is being told that something is up, but not being told what it is.  For example, you are … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why did Father skip blessing children at Communion?

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A priest blessing young children at mass, is it something that they should do? Is there a reason they would skip over a child? We had a homily today about the importance of blessing children and then our … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Convert -“Should I do as my fellow Romans do?”

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I am a recent convert to the Church from a Continuing Anglican Church.
I was a 45 year Anglo-Catholic.
I make what I consider to be the appropriate Signing and obeisances during the Gloria, Creed, Sanctus, Benedictus qui venit, Elevations, … Continue reading

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