From a seminarian:
I am a seminarian for ___ and have recently begun reciting the Divine Office using the traditional breviary. Some other seminarians and I are now wondering if a priest is still only bound to recite 5 of the … Continue reading →
From a seminarian:
Here are a couple of noteworthy and encouraging bits of news.
First… I have to go to Croatia. It keeps popping up on my radar. I had a note from a recently ordained Croatian priest looking for a little help for … Continue reading →
Was there a good point or two made in the sermon you heard at the Holy Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation?
Let us know what it was.
The secret to finding true love is something we often don’t do when we’re pining for it.
Last week I took part in the programme Moral Maze on BBC Radio 4. You can listen to it here, following this link. (There is a bit of kerfuffle with having to register, if you have not done so already.) The programme was a discussion of that perennial topic: children and the internet. The discussion struck me as somewhat too wide-ranging, but a few points it raised are of interest. First of all…
The news that students at Manchester University have painted over Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem “If” (which, ironically, had been put up in the students’ union to inspire them) and replaced it with Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” does not come as a surprise, following as it does the attempt of Oxford University students to have a statue of Cecil Rhodes removed. Kipling, like Rhodes, was an…
Daniel Ortega, the President of Nicaragua, has accused bishops of stirring up unrest in the country, comparing them to “satanical criminals”. Speaking at a rally to mark the 39th anniversary of the revolution that brought him the power, Ortega said protesters against his government were being financed by a “North American empire” and that bishops who were attempted to mediate were “behaving like…