Tag Archives: Liturgy and Sacraments

The Institute of Christ the King – and its Praises

Praise be the Institute of Christ the King. Some recollections of the Institute in Madrid, Liverpool and in Catholic Ireland.

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On the Latin Mass in Ireland

Why the Latin Mass is needed – in Catholic Ireland, as everywhere. And so why the Institute of Christ the King in Limerick deserves support.

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On Catholic Ireland, the Institute of Christ the King and more …

On the tragedy of Catholic Ireland and the need for the Institute of Christ the King.

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The Solace of the Sacraments

      First, a personal note. As my beloved said in her last entry, certain personal problems are again holding up this website. Kim also asked for prayers for a certain soul she called M. Dear Reader, I would also like to ask you for any prayers you might give for M. It is […]

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On Liturgical Abuse and Zany Catholicism

The crisis of the Church lies so largely in the modern liturgy. Liturgical abuse is leading to a modern zany form of Catholicism, from clown Masses to Masses with rock music and even KISS.

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The Holy Mass: Losing Reverence means Losing Credibility …

  Here are further extracts from my upcoming book: While a subtle (or not so subtle!) materialism gains ever-greater credence in the Church, that which is distinctly Catholic becomes sidelined. Nowhere is the situation more grave than in the attitudes towards the Eucharist. Following the Vatican Council, there was a widespread tendency to recast the […]

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Upholding the Day of His Ascension

    I like to think of the Liturgical Year, like a system of arteries and veins – through which the Blood flows to each and every member of the Mystical Body of Christ. The Liturgical Year makes real our Catholic Faith. As we travel through the year, we experience anew the great Mysteries of […]

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Encountering Catholic Ireland

Encountering Catholic Ireland … a personal journey into Irish culture.

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Secularism and the Feast of Christ the King

  Today is the Feast of Christ the King. And how Kim and I have been blessed today by a high Latin Mass celebrated today by the Institute of Christ the King … Now, it is a truism that the Catholic Church has changed a great deal since Vatican II. It is also a truism […]

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Adoration of the Precious Blood

    When I gaze upon this image, I see so much. Hidden behind the image, I see our Lord Jesus Christ upon the Cross, arms stretched wide, presenting us His Heart, loving. Loving, forgiving, in the midst of His agony. His heart, like the sun, beaming, warming, as Its rays touch each and every […]

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On J.R.R. Tolkien and the Magic of Frequent Communion

    One of the most gratifying things about this website lies in some of the comments I receive. After my last post here about Holy Communion, where I spoke of frequent Communion, I was very moved indeed to receive the following from Matthew: I know exactly what you mean Roger. After Mass I have […]

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On the Personal Experience of the Catholic Sacraments

On the personal experience of the Catholic Sacraments … for with quiet, interior attention, they can be experienced.

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The Church as Living Organism, the Church as Mystery …

    Recently I stammered here a little about the nature of the Church as a Living Organism. And I tried to draw a distinction between the Protestant emphasis on sermons and the Miracle of the Seven Sacraments: The Protestant sermon imparts beliefs. It teaches. Often very good and beautiful things. But the Organism does something else. […]

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Catholicism: Living Mystery or Human Label?

  In dialoguing with non-Catholics in secular society, the greatest problem will frequently be complete lack of understanding. This can easily arise because – often without realising it – non-Catholics and Catholics have completely different understandings of what the Church is. For within the secular world, the idea has become prevalent that Catholicism amounts to […]

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Holy Communion with the Sacred Heart of Jesus

  We are still in the Octave of the Feast of the Sacred Heart and I want to attempt to capture something of my thoughts and feelings on receiving Holy Communion last Friday, on the Feast itself. Since receiving Holy Communion on that Feast, I have been focussed on the meaning of the words, Our […]

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The (Secret) World I See (O Catholic Ireland!)

Catholic Ireland, Catholic culture, the Sacraments and the black-out of Catholicism in England and America.

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Talking to the New Age Movement Part 5: The Catholic Sacraments

How a convert from the New Age found the Catholic Sacraments …

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In the Day to Day Struggle …

Frequent reception of the Sacraments as the doorway to His Sacred Heart.

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Online Petition for Protecting the Latin Mass

Dear Reader, There are rumours and reports of renewed threat to the Latin Mass. How credible these are is impossible for me to judge. However sources I consider reputable such as The New Liturgical Movement and Rorate Caeli are promoting a multinational, multilingual appeal for a petition to the Holy Father. Thus I think the […]

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The Pope on Ecological “Catastrophe … The Church is often the Only Hope”

January 2011 Amendment: The following entry was originally written under a slight misapprehension as to the Holy Father’s words. In a British print journal, I had read the Pope say that in terms of the global climate crisis: The Church is the only hope. The quote had been taken from Light of the World – […]

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