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A Model Letter on the Restoration of All-Male Altar Service NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - February 20, 2017 ... the sexes, differences that support their complementarity. As grace builds on nature, so does Christian liturgy build on natural anthropology. Introducing confusion at so basic a level prevents the liturgy from exhibiting clearly the spousal relationship of Christ and the Church, where Christ is represented primarily by the celebrant offering sacrifice at the altar in the sanctuary, and the Church is represented primarily by the assembly of believers gathered in the nave to do Him homage and ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/eElp96pe2nY/a-model-letter-on-restoration-of-all.html
Restorationism Brings Traditionalist Approaches to Parish Life National Catholic Reporter A FRIAR'S LIFE - February 3, 2017 ... movement is rife with clericalism, asserting priestly powers in parishes where laypeople had grown accustomed to participation in ministries and governance. The pope has railed against a resurgent clericalism, in one case telling a group of religious formation directors about "little monsters" who use ordination to lord it over others. Benedictine Fr. Anthony Ruff, associate professor of theology at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., told NCR that restorationism is a reaction to ...http://afriarslife.blogspot.com/2017/02/restorationism-brings-traditionalist.html
Feast of St Brigid - 1st February CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 31, 2017 http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/02/feast-of-st-brigid-1st-february.html
Six Years On, the UK Ordinariate Continues to "Go Forward in Faith" (Comment) CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 15, 2017 ... whom I have been carol-singing at London Bridge railway station). It was indeed history—Anglicans being invited to come into full communion with the Catholic Church, entering as groups along with their pastors, bringing with them their Anglican traditions in music and liturgy and pastoral practice. Pope Benedict XVI had called out "to groups of Anglicans"— Anglicanorum Coetibus —with an invitation that had come as a result of Anglican pleading. With the ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/six-years-on-uk-ordinariate-continues.html
Intercommunion: The Next Step in Theological Ambiguity? CRISIS MAGAZINE - December 28, 2016 ... for example, Germany and the United States." An understanding on intercommunion—especially in two or three years following half a millennium of misunderstanding—would be a miracle, something the same Cardinal Kasper warns "we should not expect." He concedes that the "ways and places where full communion will be reached are in God's hands," although he apparently hopes Heaven will accelerate the schedule for the next ecumenical document. One hopes that oneness might rapidly occur: ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/-Jd0Ua6DcsE/intercommunion-next-step-theological-ambiguity