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The Apostolic Church

An excerpt from an article over at Called to Communion which, in passing, has a useful discussion of what it means for the Church to be apostolic: What about the charge that Tradition is too vague to be workable?  I … Continue reading

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Vatican II and the media

Pope Benedict recently remarked: The media saw the Council as a political struggle, a struggle for power between different currents within the Church. It was obvious that the media would take the side of whatever faction best suited their world. … Continue reading

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Her Supreme Glory

From the Instructions to Catechumens by St Cyril of Jerusalem Even in time of persecution let the Cross be your joy The Catholic Church glories in every deed of Christ. Her supreme glory, however, is the cross. Well aware of … Continue reading

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Receive the Light

From a sermon by Saint Sophronius in the Office of Readings for today, the feast of the Presentation of our Lord:   In honour of the divine mystery that we celebrate today, let us all hasten to meet Christ. Everyone … Continue reading

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The Tree of Life

From a sermon by Saint Theodore the Studite The precious and lifegiving cross of Christ How precious the gift of the cross, how splendid to contemplate! In the cross there is no mingling of good and evil, as in the … Continue reading

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Knowledge of the Father

The second reading for the Office of Readings in the Liturgy of the Hours for the Wednesday in the first week of Ordinary time: From the treatise Against Heresies by Saint Irenaeus, bishop Knowledge of the Father consists in the … Continue reading

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Catholic Common Worship

Whether wesleyan or lutheran, the evangelical coming into the Roman rite of the Church via The Catechism of the Catholic Church is apt to be disconcerted by the hymnal in use at their parish. This is the case whether that … Continue reading

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