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July 28, 2017

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time/Trinity VII/Second Sunday of Kaitha

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July 21, 2017

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Trinity VI / First Sunday of Kaitha: Feast of 12 Apostles

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On Friday 18th July, Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying (Suicide) Bill goes to the House of Lords. There will be a debate, and perhaps a vote.

Bishop Philip has asked all clergy to open churches on the evening before (Thursday 17th July) for an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. He encourages every parish to…

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March 9, 2014

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Russia has been in the news rather a lot lately, and not just for hosting the Winter Olympics in Sochi, nor even for its role in the present Ukrainian Crisis. Flanked by senior clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church, President Putin on has accused the West and its leaders President Barack Obama and our…

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February 17, 2014

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Homily

If you wish, you can keep the commandments, to behave faithfully is within your power.

+In the name of the Father…

I come originally from a Reformed Protestant background; that’s before I became an Anglican, and still latterly, and finally I should add, a Catholic. But if like me, you’ve been taught from a…

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Title: Rights of the Child
Homilist: Mgr Edwin Barnes, Priest-in-charge, Bournemouth Ordinariate Mission
Occasion: 9.30am Solemn Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Southbourne
Propers: http://www.universalis.com/Europe.England.Ordinariate/20140209/mass.htm
Source: http://mgredwins.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/rights-of-child.html

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Rights of the Child

The UN Committee for the Rights of the Child sounds pretty good; until you look at the garbage they have…

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February 9, 2014

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+In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Did you watch Friday’s opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics? Perhaps you heard Thomas Bach, German president of the International Olympics Committee, scolding the Russians because of their decision to prevent minors being exposed to propaganda opposed to Orthodox…

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February 9, 2014

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+In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

We had the option of omitting Jesus’s call of Peter and Andrew from our Gospel reading today. I kept it in not just because I wanted to keep you here longer. Honestly! I wanted us to hear again about…

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February 9, 2014

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+In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

We human persons love rituals. Especially the English. Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour is a book written by English anthropologist Kate Fox. The rules and rituals she describes are descriptive, unlike prescriptive ones like those…

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January 18, 2014

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In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

It’s Saturday morning and you’re somewhere in the south-west on holiday. That’s South-western United States, I should say. Are we there yet? You’re in a queue buying petrol and ecstatic; you can’t remember the last time you paid only…

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