The New Ecumenism

The ecumenism from the Vatican II era sought to accomodate Protestantism. It was fuelled by two potent ideas that drove the Vatican II reforms: resourcessement and aggiornomento. The first was a return to the sources of the early church. This was done through shared scholarship with both Catholic and Protestant scholars. The second word means [Read More...]

Transalpine Redemptorists

I had never heard of the Transalpine Redemptorists before, but Fr Ray Blake has this clip about them. They are a traditionalist monastic order established in 1988 on an island in Scotland as part of the SSPX faction. Happily, they have just been reconciled with the Holy See, and before long should be established as [Read More...]

Catholic Church Alive in UK

Melanie McDonagh writes here on how the Catholic Church is thriving in the UK. [Read more...]

The Conservative Evangelical Problem

In the present fuss over homosexualism and women bishops the conservative Evangelicals are upset because the liberal Protestants are overturning Scripture and traditional Christian morality. I’m on their side of course, but the conservative Evangelicals have a more fundamental philosophical problem: They were initially founded by a group of people who, in their day, were [Read More...]

More Anglican Developments

The ABC (Archbishop of Canterbury) has spoken out against the Gafcon group who have now formed a group called FOCA (Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans) The Daily Telegraph reports here. It’s a busy time for the ABC. This week he has the General Synod–the Anglican parliament debating women bishops. In addition to the Conservative Evangelicals rebelling [Read More...]


For those of you who like unusual Catholic finery, processions, relics, vestments and various other traditional outfits, customs and unusual knick knacks, check out NLM’s post on the colorful processions in Malta for the start of the Pauline year.  The picture here shows the canopy called a conopeum in use which is only granted to [Read More...]