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Friday 14 July 2017

The Oratorian Option!

angelstphilipA book published in the United States a few weeks ago called The Benedict Option presents an analysis of the present crisis of confidence in the Catholic Church and proposes some solutions. The thesis is interesting if somewhat pessimistic. The book has provoked a flurry of alternative responses under headings along the lines of the Dominican Option and the Jesuit Option. One blogger - also in America - posted a piece called the Oratorian Option. Fr Richard thought it was a good presentation of our Oratorian charism, particularly as it was written by someone not connected with the Oratory. He wrote to thank the author and asked permission to link to the post from our website. The author kindly agreed and the article can be read here.