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Tag Archives: Fr. Finigan
Here is your HHH UPDATE for Day 10 of… HEART WATCH! Fr. Finigan is in the hospital after a “Minor Cardiac Episode.” The other day Father was transferred to a spiffy new clinic whence he has a view of Parliament. (Thanks for … Read More
Here is your HHH UPDATE for Day 3 of… HEART WATCH! Fr. Finigan is in the hospital after a “Minor Cardiac Episode.” “Minor”? Pffft. What’s that? Minor, perhaps in that it could have been worse, but there’s no “minor: when it … Read More
My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, the PP in Margate, is presently in the hospital. HERE In your kindness will you remember him in your prayers? Say a Rosary for him.
At the UK’s Catholic Herald, for which I write a weekly column, find the following: Nearly 500 priests in England and Wales urge synod to stand firm on Communion for the remarried Priests says that doctrine and practice must ‘remain … Read More
I saw at the blog of my friend, (still) the P.P. of Blackfen, His Hermeneuticalness himself, Fr. Finigan, that he has hacked his Kindle. Don’t have a Kindle yet. What on earth are you waiting for? USA HERE (for one … Read More
My friend the still-parish priest of Blackfen, still-Dean of Bexley, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan has drilled into a kerfuffle which illustrates how sides are being formed concerning Communion for the divorced and, subsequently, civilly remarried. Finigan describes the situation. … Read More
I note with approval the appointment of a new Archbishop of Liverpool. Most Rev. Malcolm McMahon, Bishop of Nottingham has been translated. My English clerical friends are writing with their views and I am, so far, optimistic! Yes, yes… … Read More
His Hermeneuticalness, the mighty P.P of Blackfen, the Dean of Bexley, the indominable Fr. Timothy Finigan opines on the situation the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate are faced with. The Commissar appointed by the Prefect of the Congregation for Religious, João … Read More
My good friend, the Dean of Bexley, the PP of Blackfen, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr Timothy Finigan, has a good post useful for our reflection: The book of meditations which I am using at the moment looks at the person of … Read More
I had a note from a friend in London who is the media coordinator for Westminster Cathedral. Of late he has set up some new social media opportunities for the great church. Facebook Twitter Flicker Take a look at those. … Read More
At the blog Defende nos in proelio there was a great post about what happens when you put Z-Swag on your car. Go over there and spike their traffic. It involves Fr. Finigan, and a car blessing and a run … Read More
His Hermeneuticalness, my friend Fr Tim Finigan, has a good post which merits your attention. Read the whole thing there, but here is a sample: Popes may also teach privately. Such teaching would be expressed, for example, in sermons, interviews … Read More
Originally Published on: Sep 7, 2013 @ 15:17 My friend Fr. Ray Blake, parish priest of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, England, was treated shamefully by a malicious newsie for a thoughtful, serious, introspecive piece he wrote on his blog about the … Read More
My friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, has a good post at his blog about “When people walk away with Holy Communion” A sample: It happens from time to time that someone will come up for Holy Communion which they … Read More
His Hermeneuticalness is Down Under at the moment and he caught sight of some Z-Swag! Check it out.
Over at the blog The Hermeneutic of Continuity there is a great shot of my friends Fr. Finigan, His Hermeueticalness himself, and Michael Voris of Church Militant. Voris has Father – the Dean of Bexley! – doing the pencil … Read More
My friend Fr. Tim Finigan, the great P.P. of Blackfen, etc., has posted a letter from the Vocations Director of the Archdiocese of Southwark, Fr. Stephen Langridge to the seminarians of same, in the wake of the problems that are … Read More
Fr. Finigan at his fine blog, The Hermeneutic of Continuity, has a piece today about something Card. Kasper told Anglicans at Lambeth in 2006 as the then-President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Here is an excerpt: It [viz. … Read More