Monthly Archives: April 2012

Some of my blog postings that inspired this blog

Here are some posts on As the sun in its orb that mark the development of my thought that led to this blog being set up to deal with pastoral and vocational issues. A reflection on priesthood Comment of ‘Salisbury’s Orb’ Mass … Continue reading

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New Goliards blog

The Goliards were mischievous and fun-loving clerics in the middle-ages who incurred the wrath of the establishment and the anger of those who took religion a little too seriously. Admittedly, there were excesses and acts of irreverence that would shock … Continue reading

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New Goliards – a blog for ‘homeless’ clergy

Welcome to New Goliards, a blog for priests and other Christians. As I wrote in The Goliards then and now, I address the serious problem of priests who find themselves canonically ‘homeless’, ‘shipwrecked’ or whatever other metaphor might be appropriate. Some … Continue reading

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Absolute ordinations

Yesterday, I wrote about the question of a priest saying Mass on his own – whether it is because he considers the Mass as some kind of private magical prayer, or because he wants to participate in the communion of … Continue reading

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Saint George and Homage to England

Land of hope and glory, mother of the free… It suffices to be an expatriate to catch ‘patriotic fever’ on St George’s Day! St George was not English but a Cappadocian enlisted in the Roman army, and was martyred for … Continue reading

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Western Rite Orthodoxy

I republish here a somewhat dated article about the history of Western Rite Orthodoxy by Dr. Jean-François Mayer, a researcher at Fribourg University in Switzerland I have known personally.  Dr. Mayer himself had become Orthodox after having explored a number … Continue reading

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Mass without a congregation

In my ‘previous incarnation’ as a contributor on the Anglo-Catholic blog, I wrote an article about the debated question of whether a priest should refrain from celebrating Mass if there are no faithful attending. There is a doctoral thesis on … Continue reading

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Comment of ‘Salisbury’s Orb’

My modest work has not gone unnoticed on Anglican Rose with the posting Salisbury’s Orb. This article came as a result of my mentioning Anglican Rose on Discovery of a very interesting blog. The world of ‘Northern Catholicism’ and ‘Classical Anglicanism’ … Continue reading

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A reflection on priesthood

In my own reflections on the priesthood and the many questions I have had to ask myself from a spiritual angle, I came across The maturing of Thomas Merton’s views on priesthood on a “liberal” forum. The fact that many … Continue reading

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Evil

I found this in an e-mail list. He hits the nail on the head! * * * I would think that evil is a corruption of the good and that evil or in modernist language; human corruption can be seen … Continue reading

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