600 Million – Half of India’s Population – Without Power

As India’s power grid collapses. The Wall Street Journal: A massive power failure hit India’s north, east and northeast regions Tuesday, forcing offices and factories to shift to emergency generators and raising more questions about the state of infrastructure in Asia’s third-largest economy. The blackout was even more wide-reaching and severe than the power failure…

Seal Depicting Samson Discovered?

A small stone seal found during the recent excavations at  Tel Beit Shemesh could (!) be the first archaeological evidence of the story of the Biblical Samson. Bible Places: Some scholars are suggesting that the depiction on a seal found in the Sorek Valley shows the biblical hero Samson subduing a lion. From Haaretz: A small…

On Msgr Jeffery Steenson and The Anglo-Catholic

Writes Deborah Gyapong on her own blog: it is time for me to take another hiaitus from the Anglo-Catholic blog as the moderator seems to be taking an editorial stance that makes me uncomfortable. Our experience of Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson in Canada has been good so I want to distance myself from that stance. He is…

The Liturgy of the Ordinariate and the Latin Mass

In response to certain questions that have been asked about the use of the Latin Mass in its Extraordinary Form in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, Monsignor Jeffrey N. Steenson, Ordinary, issued this statement: “We rejoice in the liturgical richness of the Catholic Church. We in the Anglican tradition certainly welcome…

Three Ages of the Interior Life in Relation to the Jewish Temple

Dr Taylor Marshall: The great saints and masters of the mystical life in the Catholic tradition often speak of the three ages of the spiritual life. These stages correspond to the three areas of Solomon’s Temple: 1) Purgative (outer court) 2) Illuminative (holy place) 3) Unitive (holy of holies) 1) The purgative way is when…