The hermeneutic of continuity

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The hermeneutic of continuity

This blog is written by Fr Tim Finigan, Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark, parish priest of Our Lady of the Rosary, Blackfen, visiting tutor in Sacramental Theology at St John's Seminary Wonersh, and tutor in Dogmatic Theology at St Hugh's Charterhouse, Parkminster. I was ordained priest in 1984. The hermeneutic of continuity blog is a personal endeavour and has no official standing of any sort.

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FatherTF
Jul 16 2019, 19:10
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Window of St Irenaeus by Lucien Bégule (1901)

The single most celebrated quotation from St Irenaeus, the apostolic Father who lived from about 130 to about 202AD is “Gloria Dei vivens homo.” (Adversus Haereses 20-1-7) As my old patristics teacher, Father Antonio Orbe once said as politely as he could to a student who wanted to study the dictum for his dissertation: “This phrase is very...
FatherTF
Jun 19 2019, 13:04
Nave from loft
Sacred Heart Church, Bournemouth

Solemn High Nuptial Mass

This coming Saturday 22 June at 2.30pm Stephanie Hogan and Andrew McDowell celebrate their wedding with Nuptial Mass in the usus antiquior at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, the home of the Bournemouth Oratory in Formation.

As is always the case with a public Mass in a Catholic Church, everybody is welcome....
FatherTF
Jun 18 2019, 21:29
Santiago de Cuba - Garde au Mausolée José Marti
A common bodily posture (Cuba)

In North America, it seems that there is a fashion (for that is the kind of thing that it is) for Bishops and priests to order the holy people of God, once they have returned to their place after Holy Communion, to remain standing until the last person has received Holy Communion. As a priest I find it baffling that some of my brethren feel the need to regiment...