Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.
"And those who want to receive on the tongue. You leave them in peace - and not in pieces."
Wonderful information... this has cleared up a lot of confusion for me. Thank you Father Tim.
I love it!It's shocking to think that some people don't kneel during the consecration, apart for the exceptions his Eminence describes. Isn't it something to do with not making gestures which suggest submission? I always thought the idea is that we are meant o submit to the will of our Lord.'For which cause God also hath exalted him, and hath given him a name which is above all names: That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth'
Father,What is your opinion of this one. I didn't like it, but I am fearing I may have got the wrong end of the stick...
I can't help it....he makes me giggle. He's going to give me a "turkey" if we can find a document from the Vatican that says to remove the altar rails? I lost it after that and can't stop laughing....It's a little early for Thanksgiving, but I suppose I could deep freeze it if it doesn't get freezer burn...[What the heck word was he trying to pronounce?]
I went to funeral in Liverpool where the priest tried to refuse communion on the tongue to my friends and I. We stood our ground and he eventually gave.
God Bless His eminence- he is worth his weight in gold. If only we had such faith and humility and conviction from our own hierarchy.
I think he did mean a "turkey", Karen, part of his humorous style. In a community that is relatively poor, a turkey would be a great prize but I think he knows that it sounds ridiculous in developed countries where you can buy them for a few pounds/dollars in the supermarket. I have often met this kind of humour from Nigerians and I find it quite hilarious. Perhaps you could analyse it as self-referential irony that is one step ahead of the discourse. Or just crack up!
WANTED: One Cardinal - Must be Orthodox - Reverent - A Good Shepherd - A Fearless Teacher - Spiritual Leader - Totally 100% Catholic - prepared to say 'Boo' to the BBC and the Tablet.Post coming up in E&W soon - Hmmmm - this man would fit the bill perfectly!
BTW, I did agree with what he said....it seemed reasonable. If you want to do "A" then do "A" but don't wail on people for doing "B" if they're within their rights. They were pretty common sense remarks.
Mr Kearney is currently "under attack" on this post from a Tablet reader who justifies Holy Communion standing and in the hand because an old lady might not be able to get up and then lose her dentures! What a scream!
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