Cape Town: Bull to be Slaughtered for Funeral Kills Boy

Times Live: Ayanda Mfenku was attacked by the bull while standing in his yard in Philippi East on Sunday morning, the Cape Argus newspaper reported on Tuesday. The bull was reportedly to have been used in the funeral ritual of Jackson Ntandiso, who died last week, but it broke loose. “The raging bull shoved and…

Tradition: The Ship of Salvation’s Sail not its Anchor

Writes Fr Ted: St. Paul’s Epistles represent an interpretation of the Scriptures of Israel.  St. Paul is steeped in the Jewish Scriptures, and the Tradition which interprets those Scriptures.   It is the interpretation of the Torah which causes such tremendous conflict between Jesus and the rabbis of the Pharisaic Tradition.   Paul follows Jesus in interpreting the…

It’s Trendy to be a Traditionalist in the Catholic Church

The Economist: Since the Second Vatican Council in 1962, the Roman Catholic church has striven to adapt to the modern world. But in the West—where many hoped a contemporary message would go down best—believers have left in droves. Sunday mass attendance in England and Wales has fallen by half from the 1.8m recorded in 1960;…

Archbishop Rowan Williams: Women Bishops would Humanise Priesthood

Yes, we’ll just forget all about Scripture, Tradition, doctrine and the received Apostolic Faith. In any event, if you already have priestesses, why on earth not bishopesses? Dr Rowan Williams warned the Church hierarchy to prepare for the “culture change” that would come with the “full inclusion” of women. Removing the bar to women’s ordination as bishops would…