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Praying Using Technology?

Praying Using Technology?

Cardinal Robert Sarah (Prefect of the Roman Catholic Congregation for Divine Worship) and I often see things differently. At a recent conference in Rome, celebrating 10 years since Pope Benedict XVI’s loosened restrictions on celebrating Mass in the pre-Vatican II form, Cardinal Sarah attacked using mobile phones and tablets to pray Daily Prayer: Perhaps it… Continue Reading

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Resources for 15th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 15th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may follow the Good Shepherd] pause O God, you shine the light of your truth so that any who stray into error may be able to return to the right path, grant that all who profess the Christian faith may reject whatever is contrary to the name of… Continue Reading

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Rogation Days

Rogation Days

I have written previously that intense prayer, reflection, and action in regard to our relationship with the environment are needed now more than ever. Revival of re-imaged, contemporary, contextual Rogation practices could be part of that. Rogation (from the Latin rogare ‘ask’) is a solemn supplication. Rogation days appear to go back to about the… Continue Reading

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How Revealed Is Christianity?

How Revealed Is Christianity?

Many readers here will know of the recent controversy in the Church of England. The Crown Nominations Commission nominated Philip North to be the next Bishop of Sheffield. But Philip North believes that women cannot be priests. And when he was ordained bishop, no one who had ordained a woman laid hands on him. So… Continue Reading

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Choral Evensong Spreads

Choral Evensong Spreads

A friend of mine has just been to Germany. He told me something I was totally unaware of. German churches are celebrating Choral Evensong! That’s Anglican-style Choral Evensong. As an example, he brought me back the service booklet for this from the Berliner Dom (thanks! – that is the service booklet in the image above).… Continue Reading

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Baby Boy with Three Parents

Baby Boy with Three Parents

A boy was born recently who has DNA from three parents. This post wants us to move beyond the specifics of this particular case, and compassion for these parents, to asking ethical questions, and in particular: are we ready (or at least preparing) for increasingly-complex ethical questions? My own church (Anglicanism in NZ and internationally)… Continue Reading

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Websites of Note

Websites of Note

Pray Tell Blog I am honoured that this Liturgy site receives a special introduction at Pray Tell Blog. a Roman Catholic liturgy blog published by the Liturgical Press, St. John’s University, and St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, MN. A lot of the books on my shelves, of course, are published by Liturgical Press. The office I… Continue Reading

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