The Portal – August 2016

This month’s issue of The Portal magazine is now available online. To access the homepage just click on the front-page photo below, then on the tab “Read The Portal”.

The Portal - Aug 2016

In this issue:

  • Joanna Bogle meets a Bishop from Downunder!
  • The Catholic Women of the Year for 2016 are announced
  • Snapdragon joins the debate about ad orientem or versus populum
  • Fr Mark Woodruff explains that Catholic does not only mean Roman
  • Fr Julian Green explores the Assumption of Our Lady
  • The Revd Dr Stephen Morgan compares two ideas about love
  • The Revd Paul Benfield on the General Synod of the Church of England
  • Jackie Ottaway and Ronald Crane were at the Pilgrimage to Saint Philip Howard
  • Fr John Hodgins asks, is Marriage a Sacrament that can be changed by a vote?
  • Donato Tallo takes inspiration from St Benedict
  • Iraq: Daesh (ISIS) left, destruction remains – Aid to the Church in Need
  • Here am I Lord – Jackie Ottaway and Ronald Crane talk with Michael Thrusfield
  • Taverner: Missa Mater Christi sanctissima & Western Wynde Mass
  • Nor do I collect postage stamps – Geoffrey Kirk offers a personal view
    . . . and much more.
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2 Responses to The Portal – August 2016

  1. EPMS says:

    Geoffrey Kirk’s column is intended to be a personal view and that is a welcome break from institutional puff, but I am not sure that it is wise for the Ordinariates to declare that there is some kind of battle looming between “traditional Catholicism and the spirit of Vatican II,” let alone to declare themselves on the side of Cardinal Sarah. I have seen this line taken in other Ordinariate-friendly blogs. I think it is contrary to their evangelistic mission for the Ordinariates to become politicised in this way.

    • Matt C says:

      Regarding Mr. Kirk’s article when he stated “There is a battle beginning between traditional Catholicism and ‘the Spirit of Vatican II’ of which liturgical practice is a mere symbol.”, I’m glad to see a willingness to assert that our liturgical praxis must conform to and manifest what we believe as Catholics. Such a consistency between practice and belief seems a necessity to successfully evangelize. I do understand the desire to not become embroiled in a time-consuming controversy however. There is something to be said for simply going about one’s business. Though, I’m simply not sure the Ordinariates can do that for very long given that having a distinctive Liturgy is one of their characteristics.

      I was having trouble accessing this latest edition of The Portal. For some reason, the link posted was taking me to previous editions. Here’s the direct link for anyone experiencing the same issue.
      http://www.portalmag.co.uk/portal/portal-2016-08.pdf

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