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Timothy Finigan
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Parish priest, theologian and blogger
Parish priest, theologian and blogger

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Confraternity of Catholic Clergy Colloquium 2016
Aylesford Priory, the home of the brown scapular, recovered by the Carmelites 400 years after it was dissolved by King Henry VIII, was the venue for the 2016 colloquium of the British Province of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy last week. About fifty o...

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Belfast bakery ruling and the feast of Christ the King
In the traditional liturgical calendar, tomorrow is the feast of Christ the King. Preparing for it it, and specifically re-reading the encyclical Quas Primas of Pope Pius XI, put me in mind of the appalling decision of the court of appeal in Belfast in the ...

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Rosary at sunset low tide and communicatio in sacris
One of the great things about living in Margate is being able to walk on the beach and say the Rosary when there is an evening low tide. If this coincides with sunset, so much the better. The above photo was taken in mid September when it was warm enough fo...

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A made-up Luther
After the traditional Mass yesterday, some children from one of our families gave me an early Halloween present: the Playmobil model of Martin Luther. This is as best-seller, apparently, having been issued in advance of next year's celebrations of the 500th...

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Byrd 3 at Margate for Christ the King
Next Sunday 30 October, at St Austin and St Gregory, Margate , we have a schola visiting to sing William Byrd's Mass for Three Voices at our 11.30am Missa Cantata . They will also sing Mariano Garau's O Bone Jesu , and Claudio Casciolini's Tantum Ergo . Led...

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When England led the world in vestment making
The Butler-Bowdon Chasuble, 1398 – 1420 Before Henry VIII, England was known as one of the most devoutly Catholic countries of the world where the people's devotion to the Holy Mass, to Our Lady and the Saints, and to the Church was legendary. One spin-off ...

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When England led the world in vestment making
The Butler-Bowdon Chasuble, 1398 – 1420 Before Henry VIII, England was known as one of the most devoutly Catholic countries of the world where the people's devotion to the Holy Mass, to Our Lady and the Saints, and to the Church was legendary. One spin-off ...

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Happy feast day to our friends in Chicago
After returning from an overnight stay in London for a meeting of the Keys, I celebrated a quiet Mass in honour of St John Cantius whose feast day it is today in the traditional calendar. A physicist as well as a theologian, he helped gave impetus to the th...

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Peter, teach us; confirm thy brethren
For my breakfast reading at the moment, I am enjoying  Pius IX And His Time by the Rev Aeneas MacDowell Dawson which I obtained free of charge from Amazon. It is fascinating to discover the scope of the ministry of Blessed Pio Nono and his concern for the C...

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Three cheers! A new lectionary in the pipeline - using the RSV
Ten years ago, I reported the news that Ignatius Press had produced a lectionary using the text of the Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic edition and that it had been approved for use - in the Antilles. I suggested then, that "It would be a very good thi...
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