Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter Just Got Its First Bishop

Just announced: Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Steven J. Lopes to be the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.The Ordinariate is a structure equivalent to a diocese, but serves Roman Catholics who were nurtured in the Anglican tradition.  The Ordinariate provides a path for groups of Anglicans to become fully Roman Catholic, while retaining elements of their worship traditions and spiritual heritage in their union with the Holy Roman Church. At present the … [Read more...]

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The Body and Blood of Christ. Really. Just Think of That!

Sunday, June 7 is the Solemnity of the Most Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi).In anticipation of the feast, I want to remind you about Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina's The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics. As a participant on their blog tour last year, I was asked to write about the Solemnity of the Body and Blood--and I'm only too happy to share this book with you.The feast is celebrated around the world in so many ways. Here at Seasons of … [Read more...]

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Christ Was at Mass Today (A Guest Post by Deal W. Hudson)

Thank you so much to Deal Hudson, who generously granted permission for me to carry his post on my blog.  I can't agree more--and I wouldn't have said it as well! *     *     *     *CHRIST WAS AT MASS TODAY:  A THOUGHT EXPERIMENT  By Deal W. Hudson WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) -  My wife, also a Catholic convert, has said several times over the years,  "The Church makes it so hard to be a Catholic." If she was really precise she would have said, "I go to Mass and it looks, sounds, and … [Read more...]

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