Posts Tagged ‘Roman Catholic’

Archbishop: Rules for sharing Eucharist could relax

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

An English Catholic archbishop believes the Vatican may be willing to relax the circumstances for sharing Eucharist with members of other Christian denominations. Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham said that the 1993 Ecumenism Directory made certain relaxations in the rules for the sharing of Eucharist. “Given that that represents a change, and a very significant Read more

Missal for ordinariates includes Anglican and Roman material

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Elements of Anglican and Roman Catholic traditions are included in a new Holy See-approved Missal for the personal ordinariates for former Anglicans who have entered into full communion with Rome. The new liturgical rite includes material from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer — the 1662 text which became the main point of reference for Read more

Why the world doesn’t take Catholicism seriously

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

For years I’ve been immersed in Catholic media and the ongoing conversation within the Church of how to carry on as the Church. And, of course, in the West, at the heart of this conversation is the fact that within the next generation half of the pews will empty. When I travel, I always get Read more

A send-off worthy of Hotere

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Yesterday I had the honour to say a few words of farewell to Ralph Hotere as he spent his last few hours in Otago before heading back to his birth home of Mitimiti. Many have already commented on the man, his life and his works and I have read reflections and tributes online that tell Read more