Bishop Lopes’ Appeal

The Bishop’s Appeal provides essential support for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter’s core mission of evangelization. Through this annual appeal, you can provide for services and programs that will widen the Ordinariate’s ministry to those who seek full communion with the Catholic Church, and to those within the Church whose faith has…

Cor ad cor loquitur

“He who loves his neighbour has fulfilled the law” (Romans 13:8)           Saint John Chrysostom says that this debt – to love our neighbour – is one which we are always to be paying, and yet always remains and is to be paid again and again and again.  Since we are to “love our neighbour…

Gratitude – the gift that keeps on giving

Even if you were to reign over the whole world – having all the money, all the guns and bombs, all the surveillance abilities – you would not be able to buy your soul a spot in heaven.  Which is why Our Lord asked the question: “What shall a man give in return for his…

Believe and Tremble

If we be like Saint Peter and we say with him: “Thou art the Christ” then we see in Him who is our Lord and Master: justice, beauty, grace, purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, genuine love, truthful speech, the power of God and the peace that passes all understanding. Our world is filled with causes for…

My daughter is severely possessed by a demon (Mt 15:22)

There’s a story in the Old Testament about King Saul and a visit he made to a witch – the Witch of Endor – she was called.  At the time, Saul was losing the biggest battle of his life against the Philistines and the Prophet Samuel, who had been his constant companion, strategist and guide,…

Assumpta est Maria

This is the day the Mater Dei (through whom Christ Our Saviour descended to minister to mankind) was assumed into heaven by death. This day, she, the Altar Dei (the Altar of God), who contained the Bread of Life, and the Power of the Godhead (without knowing man) was assumed from earth to heaven; and…

It’s Still a “Still Small Voice”

In the world today and figuratively speaking, faithful Catholics are treated like kindling wood piled high in the furnace of progressivist animus.  Many are being stripped of their station and voice, and being made to feel persona non grata in their own spiritual homes simply for holding opinions contrary to the politically correct mantras of…

Who do you work for?

“What will I do, now that my master is taking the position away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg” (Lk 16:3) In today’s Gospel, the Steward exhibits the natural tendency of the human heart when it’s in a bind – it turns to dishonesty to escape…

Hidden Treasure

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”           This passage calls to mind so many Church treasures, lovingly hidden away from the iconoclasts of past and present.  In…

The Moon Shines Bright

We all know that the moon doesn’t produce its own light but that it is a giant reflective ball in the heavens.  The light we receive from the moon is 100% the reflected light of our star, the Sun.  We can look directly at the moon – though I wouldn’t recommend doing so with binoculars…

Warning! Scandal! Jesus Seen Eating with Sinners

Our Lord told His disciples that, “Nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known” (Mt. 10:26).  In this, He is affirming the words of Samuel the Prophet who said, “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the…

Rogare… oh-oh*

Today we celebrate what is traditionally called “Rogation Sunday” – rogation coming from the Latin word “rogare” meaning “to ask.”  And it kicks-off what has been, for Christians, a brief period wherein we ask God to bless our food crops.  For us modern city dwellers, this period set aside for the singular purpose of asking…

Rogations – The Litany

For those interested in reciting The Litany this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, it is here in PDF format and also scrolls below. The Litany is a part of the Rogation Days celebration composed of Mass and the Procession during which The Litany is recited.  At our Ordinariate Masses Monday thru Wednesday this week The Litany…