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Resources for 22nd Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 22nd Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that what is good within us may flourish] Pause God of power and might, [or Faithful God] source of all good, graft in our hearts the love of your name, and bind us more closely to you so that you nourish the goodness you sow in us and, by your… Continue Reading

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Resources for 17th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 17th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may put God at the heart of our lives] Pause O God, [or Living God] the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; enfold us in your gracious care and mercy, that with you to govern and to guide us… Continue Reading

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What The Immaculate Conception is Not

What The Immaculate Conception is Not

Recently, in a group, a Roman Catholic told a joke which used the term the “Immaculate Conception”. The joke hinged on the idea that there was no sex, there was no father involved. That is NOT what the “Immaculate Conception” refers to. It is a common misconception – even, clearly, amongst well-educated Roman Catholics. Yesterday… Continue Reading

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Resources for 30th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 30th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that God’s love strengthen us to do God’s will] Pause Almighty everliving God, [or God of holiness] increase within us your gifts of faith, hope, and love, and make us cherish what you command, so that we may obtain what you promise; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you,… Continue Reading

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The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

In the mongrel/platypus phenomenon that is Anglicanism, the via media is not half-way between catholic and protestant – it is both catholic and protestant; protestant software running on catholic hardware. It is unsurprising, then, that a catholic celebration such as The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of our Lord has some, possibly hidden,… Continue Reading

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Upgrading the Apostle to the Apostles

Upgrading the Apostle to the Apostles

Until recently, the status of the celebration of Saint Mary Magdalene was, for Roman Catholics, a “Memorial”. That’s almost as low down the Roman Catholic ranking of celebrations that you can get. Effectively, only “Optional Memorials” rank lower. Four days ago, Saint Mary Magdalene’s celebration was upgraded by the Vatican to the status of “Feast”.… Continue Reading

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