Monthly Archives: November 2012

Quid est Veritas?

We have read it in the Gospel, heard it in church during Holy Week, and some of us have seen the Mel Gibson film. What is truth? In Thomist philosophy, the truth is something outside ourselves, and seizing the truth … Continue reading

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A Relevance of Christianity

Since writing my last post and receiving a very interesting comment, I wonder if I have allowed myself to get onto someone’s conservative bandwagon. After all, the argument of some of the protagonists for women bishops in the Church of … Continue reading

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They Played Cards and Lost

The agenda for women bishops in England really thought they had it made, and not a whit did they care about those opposed even for theological and ecumenical reasons. The opposition had only to be crushed as the Church of … Continue reading

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Monsignor Léon Gromier and Liturgical Reform

When I was in seminary in Italy, our liturgical expert Fr Franck Quoex handed some of us a photocopied sheet of an essay by a distinguished French prelate and MC of Pope Pius XII. About ten years ago, I published … Continue reading

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NCC Ordinations in Germany

I got word from Bishop Roald Flemestad that he had been in Germany. The Nordic Catholic Church website gives an article about ordinations from the Christian Catholic Church and the Order of Port Royal. I used Google for the translation … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

I wish my American readers a happy Thanksgiving. Whatever this tradition and feast mean to each of you, I wish you a good and holy day. On this 22nd November, it is also the Feast of Saint Cecilia, the Patron … Continue reading

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No to Women Bishops

From Damian Thompson, and I don’t think he’s far wrong. I find it difficult to imagine Anglo-Catholics and conservative Evangelicals being allowed to enjoy a roll-back. No to women bishops: the Church of England votes for civil war Well! I … Continue reading

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General Synod Showdown Begins

General Synod begins Final Approval debate on draft legislation on women bishops They’ll probably put off the decision until July 2013! We getting used to the boredom. With Anglo-Catholics, your time is up, Damian Thompson is waiting to herd the remaining … Continue reading

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Another Kind of Traditionalism

Traditionalism seems to be one of the most polyvalent words I have ever come across, meaning so many different concepts. People of so many different and opposing ideas often call themselves traditionalists. I have just spent seven years as a … Continue reading

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Splendid Article on Northern Ecclesiology

By Deacon Jonathan Munn of the ACC in the UK – Branching out of Yggdrasil. Our English and northern French culture is full of the old Norse mythology. It’s in our blood like the sea! Deacon Munn discusses the English … Continue reading

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