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The Pill, Periods, and the Pope

The Pill, Periods, and the Pope

Here and there in the news, there’s been (what many already knew) information that the week non-hormone pill in the cycle of the contraceptive pill, when the woman has her period, is unnecessary. Everything would work just the same if the woman continued on the same type of pill all the time and had no… Continue Reading

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Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Father in heaven, by your grace the virgin mother of your Incarnate Son was blessed in bearing him, but still more blessed in keeping your word: Grant us who honor the exaltation of her lowliness to follow the example of her devotion to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with… Continue Reading

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50th Anniversary Anglican Centre Rome

50th Anniversary Anglican Centre Rome

At 6pm this evening, Archbishop Justin Welby and Pope Francis will jointly lead a service at San Gregorio al Celio, Rome. The Sistine Chapel Choir and the choir of Canterbury Cathedral will be part of the service. This service marks the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Anglican Centre in Rome. Archbishop Justin will… Continue Reading

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When belief shaped praying (part 1)

When belief shaped praying (part 1)

This year, on 4 December, it is the 50th anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium), the first document promulgated by Vatican II. I was invited to write a reflection from an Anglican perspective for Liturgy, the Roman Catholic Auckland Diocesan Liturgy Centre publication. I am grateful that they are happy for… Continue Reading

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full, conscious, and active participation

full, conscious, and active participation

On 4 December 1963, Pope Paul VI promulgated Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, one of the constitutions of the Second Vatican Council. This year marks the 50th anniversary of that watershed event. Central to that constitution is Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that fully conscious… Continue Reading

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for many or for all?

for many or for all?

The English-language Roman Catholic Missal is not the only one being revised. The German revision has been getting some news. In the Last Supper account in the Eucharistic Prayer the Latin has “qui pro vobis et pro multis effundetur in remissionem peccatorum”. “Pro multis” literally means “for many” (or “for the many” – remember Latin… Continue Reading

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