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Reflecting on the (Altar) Rail: Catholic communicants and the changes of Vatican II

I had an interesting conversation on Twitter the other day during which the topic of the communion rail came up. James wondered why Catholics eliminated the communion rail when it was “non-controversial” among Lutherans and Episcopalians. 1,101 more words



“Christ must reign until God has put all enemies under His feet.” —1 Corinthians 15:25

The Old Testament describes God’s plan as making His enemies His footstool (Ps 110:1). 256 more words

Thy kingdom come

From a discourse of Origen on prayer

The coming of the kingdom of God, says our Lord and Saviour, does not admit of observation, and there will be no-one to say “Look here! 419 more words

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Theologian Fr. Charles Curran Calls for Change in Church Teaching

“WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?” is  Bondings 2.0′s series on how Catholics–the hierarchy and laity–can prepare for the Synod on Marriage and Family that will take place at the Vatican in October 2015. 897 more words


Sister Mary

Sister Mary entered the Monastery of Silence.

The Priest said; “Sister, this is a silent monastery. You are welcome here as long as you like, but you may not speak until directed to do so.” 157 more words

Don't It Make You Smile?