We'll receive a $25,000 grant if others match it by Pentecost. $19,055 to go. Your gift will be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

the pastoral approach

By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 15, 2005

The Church Times discusses the special circumstances attending the upcoming exchange of china between the Prince of Wales and Mrs. Parker Bowles:

Since St George's Chapel is a Royal Peculiar, there must be some doubt whether it is bound to adhere to provisions in Common Worship.

An online lexicon defines a "peculiar" as a place of worship not under the jurisdiction of a bishop, in which respect it resembles the vast majority of campus ministry chapels of my acquaintance. It further explains that a Royal Peculiar is a place of worship under the direct jurisdiction of the queen, in which respect it resembles the vast ...

Never mind.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($19,055 to go):
$25,400.00 $6,345.00
75% 25%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: frjimc - Feb. 15, 2005 12:12 PM ET USA

    With appropriate apologies to Larry the Cable Guy: Diogenes, now THAT's funny, I don't care who y'are!

  • Posted by: - Feb. 15, 2005 10:02 AM ET USA

    It had appeared to me that the business of all organized religion during the twentieth century, in the West anyway, was to eliminate all "provisions in Common Worship". The happy result then for these religionists is that there is nothing common about any "Common Worship".

Matching Campaign
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Climate Change and Vatican II: Insights! May 1
Are Catholic schools Catholic? A strange case in San Francisco. May 1
We've already redefined marriage, by accepting contraception May 1
Henri de Lubac's fascinating notes on Vatican II May 1
The Church of England’s satirical take on climate change May 1

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope challenges world leaders' silence on persecution of Christians CWN - April 6
Pope outlines plans for the extraordinary jubilee of mercy CWN - April 13
Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16
Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn CWN - April 21