The Final Week of Jesus’ Life, a Chronology

Helpful, from The New Theological Movement: As the Church prepares to enter into Holy Week, we do well to consider the final week of Jesus’ life, from Friday to Friday. In a later post, we will look at the last twenty-four hours (from the Last Supper to the death of Jesus on the Cross) in greater…

Some Anglican Difficulties

Writes Fr Dwight Longenecker (who I seem to be linking a lot to of late): When I lived in England Anglicans almost universally referred to the Catholic Church as “the Roman Catholic Church.” They would emphasize the word “Roman”. The subtext was, “We Anglicans are Catholics too you know. It’s just that we’re not ‘Roman’ Catholics.”…

Census Shows Ireland is Still Overwhelmingly Catholic

Despite being rocked by the sex abuse scandal, a huge percentage in the country still self-identify as Catholic.  Details, from the Irish Times: Ireland remains the overwhelmingly Catholic country of the English-speaking world, according to results of the April 2011 census, published yesterday. Over 84 per cent of people in the Republic, or 3.86 million,…

On Joining the Ordinariate

Writes Fr Ed Tomlinson – mostly for those Clergy where there are Ordinariates available: My last post provoked a question in the comment thread asking if there would be more Anglican clergy joining the Ordinariate in the future? The questioner assuming that, if one was truly Catholic in belief and unhappy with the direction of the…

Your List of Lenten Bible Verses on Penance

Courtesy of Dr Taylor Marshall: If you’re like me, the commitments of Lent are becoming a bit more difficult. To keep your eyes on the prize, here are the Top Ten Bible verses on Penance. In Greek, we often find in Scripture the Greek term “metanoia” which is a deep “transformation of mind” of conformity to…

Israel: Army Chief Cancels IDF-wide Passover Vacation

For first time in many years, all IDF units to be on full alert during Passover holiday; army officials insist decision not related to any planned military operations Chief of Staff Benny Gantz has ordered all IDF units to cancel their traditional Passover breaks so that they can operate in full capacity over the upcoming…