Monday, 27 September 2010

The Big Society?

I was interested to receive a number of emails last week drawing my attention to the Missionary Society of Saint Wilfrid and Saint Hilda. As someone interested in this sort of thing, I'd like to find out more. Not least, because the information so far available is rather confusing, even contradictory (allowing for the fact that, according the website : "further details about the Society and its life will emerge in the comings months" and "a group has been asked to do some theological reflection about the identity of the Society, its common life and the way it might have the potential for ecumenical dialogue directed towards the goal of full visible communion with the rest of the Church catholic"). So, with my best wide-eyed, imploring gaze I'd be grateful for comments, thoughts, concerns and even answers.

"What's it all about then, eh?"

Thursday, 16 September 2010

The Papal Visit!

Well, the Pope has touched down on British shores and it's all go! This is truly an historic occasion and a comfort and joy to a great number of us at this time. Details of the visit may be found here, and if you want to follow the action online then I suggest you find your way to EWTN where there is good coverage of the visit.

There has been a great deal of vitriol directed at the Holy Father and so I urge all our readers to pray for Pope Benedict, and for Catholics everywhere. Most particularly, let us pray for the conversion of England the unity of the Church throughout the world: 

God our Father, shepherd and guide, look with love on Benedict, your servant, the pastor of your Church. May his word and example inspire and guide the Church, and may he, and all those entrusted to his care, come to the joy of everlasting life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.