Practical Wisdom of Spiritual Direction

There is a wonderful website ( that I would like to share with you that looks at the practical wisdom of Spiritual Direction. Do you have a Spiritual Director? Have you ever thought how one might assist you in your spiritual life and journey to heaven? These are important questions for us to consider. One

Architectural Integrity: A Harmonious Language of Beauty

It is known to all that we have great hopes of some practical and liturgical refurbishments to our church building. I am hoping to write a few brief articles in our newsletter that will help us understand the substantive argument for this proposed work in the near future. Architectural integrity cannot be substantiated when an

The Liturgy is Celebrated for God, Not Ourselves

To introduce our catechesis on the Sacred Liturgy and the Holy Sacrifice, I thought it good to begin with what we might consider to be the obvious but very often ‘demands’ show otherwise. Pope Benedict XVI reminds of us the transcendent nature that our worship must communicate in our sacred liturgy. What does the title

Trust and Hope in the spirit of Mgr Ronald Knox

As I sit down at the computer to write, I am actually on retreat for a week of prayer and meditation and it could be debated whether one should do such a thing whilst on a retreat for prayer. However, it is through my prayer that I felt compelled to sit and write. I am sitting

Blessed Cardinal Newman on Conscience

Conscience is not a long-sighted selfishness, nor a desire to be consistent with oneself; but it is a messenger from Him, who, both in nature and in grace, speaks to us behind a veil, and teaches and rules us by His representatives. Conscience is the aboriginal Vicar of Christ, a prophet in its informations, a

Benedict XVI Sacred Music in the Liturgy

Ladies and Gentlemen! At this moment, I cannot but express my greatest and most cordial gratitude for the honor you have given me conferring the Doctoratus Honoris Causa. I thank the Grand Chancellor, his dear Eminence Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, and the academic Authorities of both Athenaeums. I rejoice above all over the fact that in

Church of Our Lady First Post

Here is our first post from the Church of Our Lady’s new blog site. We are very happy that you are here and hope that you will come around as often as possible. We want to use this space for good theological discussions as well as to update everyone on parish life and events. We