JULY, 01, 2012, Vol 62, No 13
Deacon Samuel Lim will be ordained a priest on Aug 9 at St Anne’s Church while Deacon Joseph Zhang will have his priestly ordination at the Church of the Holy Trinity on Aug 20.
On June 13, after years of on-again-off-again talks with the traditionalist Society of St Pius X, which effectively broke from Rome almost 25 years ago to protest the teachings of Vatican II and subsequent changes to the Mass, the Vatican announced that the traditionalists had been formally offered terms of reconciliation.
But the following day, the SSPX announced that unresolved “doctrinal difficulties” might lead it to prolong negotiations yet again. Prominent among the outstanding issues it cited was the form of the Mass introduced by Pope Paul VI.
Even among the vast majority of Catholics who have accepted the Mass in its current form, debates often occur over aspects of worship that include choices in sacred music, the correct manner of receiving Communion, and, in the English-speaking world, the revised translation of the Mass, which was introduced last year.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a nonprofit corporation that coordinates the assignment of Internet domain names and addresses around the world, announced the Vatican’s formal application on June 13 in London.
The corporation is overseeing a huge expansion in the number of Internet extensions beyond the standard .com, .org., .edu and .gov. The extensions formally are known as generic top-level domains. The assignment of country-code top-level domains, like the Vatican’s own .va, will not be affected by the change.
Any Given Sunday (www.anygivensundayproject.com) features 45 national Catholic youth ministry personalities who each writes a reflection for the weekly Mass readings. Each week, the site offers a reflection from one of the participating personalities.