The Make up of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter

Has been complied by frequent commentator on this blog, CatholicLeft.

I thought it might be worth attempting to report on the make up of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter (COSP), in terms of its membership, clergy and prospects in both the USA and Canada.

It is detailed and can be read here.

He lists all the Clergy here.


Parishes that had shown an interest in joining the COSP, yet haven’t. Where are they now?

That list is here.

Several parishes/groups of different jurisdictions expressed an interest in, or support for, the Personal Ordinariate proposed for the USA and Canada. I thought it might be interesting to look at the Google Map of February 2011 and see what has happened to those groups not presently formally aligned (or soon to be)with the now existing Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter (COSP) and why that might be…


Bible Archaeology

A Fragment of a Sphinx Found at Hazor

On the Holy Land Photos’ Blog:

Base of Sphinx Found at Tel Hazor
Photo from Prof. Amnon Ben-Tor and Dr. Sharon Zuckerman
Hebrew University Press Release

On 9 July the Hebrew University in Jerusalem announced that a fragment of an Egyptian Sphinx was found at Hazor in northern Israel.  This unique find actually bears the name of king Mycerinus who ruled Egypt in the third millennium BCE.  One of the three famous pyramids in Egypt was dedicated to him.

Along with the king’s name, the hieroglyphic inscription includes the descriptor “Beloved by the divine manifestation . . . that gave him eternal life.”

For a convenient on-line summary of the discovery Click Here.



The ‘Vicious Guard Dogs’ of this Blog

Thanks Fr Chadwick… I’ve literally been loling the whole day!

So anyway, I tried to picture these ‘vicious guard dogs lurking in the background’ over here, and it conjured up an image that looks something like this:

Maybe having a guard dog or two around the blog isn’t a bad thing? Some have certainly quickly rallied around in my defence before. And many do so simply because they actually care. Which is appreciated. Always.

Are you one of them?