Holydays of Obligation 2019

Holy Days of Obligation Sunday, on which by apostolic tradition the paschal mystery is celebrated, must be observed in the universal Church as the primordial holy day of obligation. The Faithful are reminded that the following Feasts are Holy Days of Obligation upon which it is binding of the Faithful to hear Mass. 2019 All…

Holydays of Obligation 2018

Holy Days of Obligation Sunday, on which by apostolic tradition the paschal mystery is celebrated, must be observed in the universal Church as the primordial holy day of obligation. The Faithful are reminded that the following Feasts are Holy Days of Obligation upon which it is binding of the Faithful to hear Mass. 2018 All…

Memory Eternal

Requiescat in pace Please commend to your prayers the faithful of the Coptic Orthodox Church whose Patriarch, Pope Shenouda III has passed away. This is a sensitive time for our brethren anyway about which we were to learn more this Thursday, March 22 at our event “The plight and hope of Middle-East Christians” from Fr Youhanna Habib,…

Why orthodox Old Catholics should support the Pope

Originally posted on “The Parish Blog“, February 21st 2009 – and still true now… A question that has been posed to me, especially of late, and that I feel I ought to respond to publicly is… “Why do you, as an Old Catholic priest, support the Pope [of Rome]?”. An initial response: simply because, despite…

Papalism without Infallibility

Orthodox Old [Roman] Catholicism It would seem opportune, whilst the great debate about Anglicanorum Coetibus rages on, to propose the consideration of another option. “Pro-Roman” or “Pro-Papal” does not, I propose, have to mean an acceptance of Papal Infallibility, at least not as presently defined by Pastor Aeternus. It is possible, I would assert, to…