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To Absolve or Not to Absolve?

To Absolve or Not to Absolve?

The question I received from someone was: why do Anglicans absolve the congregation with “you” language …God have mercy on you, pardon you…[A New Zealand Prayer Book page 408] and in the Roman Catholic Mass, at that point it is “us”...
Resources for Ordinary Week 20

Resources for Ordinary Week 20

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may love God in all things and above all things] Pause God, [or Gracious God or Living and gracious God] you have prepared for those who love you good things which no eye can see, and which surpass our understanding; pour into our...
Resources for Ordinary Week 17

Resources for Ordinary Week 17

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...
Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist

Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist

The exact mechanism of Christ’s Presence (or not!) in the Eucharistic elements of consecrated bread and wine appears to me to be approached in a way that nothing else is. How is Christ present where you are now? How is Christ present when two or more are...
Communion on the Tongue?

Communion on the Tongue?

Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship, recently wrote that he sees receiving communion kneeling and on the tongue as the much more suitable approach. In strong words, he wrote: We can understand how the most insidious diabolical attack...