Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Hard Sell

It was last March when I wrote Evangelical Catholicism and New Evangelism. I had my little rant about the modern culture of advertising, hard selling and getting around the fact that a given person doesn’t want or need your product. When … Continue reading

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The Anglican Catholic Church on Unity

I realise I am getting tied up in knots responding to people I don’t know and whose “positions” could mean anything. Eventually, one becomes emotionally worn out and demoralised by the conflicts, and no progress is made. The restoration of … Continue reading

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Herding Cats Revisited

My wife and I have two adorable Chartreux cats who luxuriate in their thick and soft grey fur, named Celestine and her biological offspring is called Doucelin. We are woken each morning by incessant head-rubbing and purring as these two … Continue reading

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Ignorance and Prejudice

Bishop Damien Mead has just written up his experience in As it happened …. The Bishop’s Diary during CRE 2013, as the Anglican Catholic Church in England had a stand on the recent International Christian Resources Exhibition. People come in … Continue reading

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Soteriology

I have felt a little “low” these past few days, but I know that we all have to make progress in both our service to our Churches and our own intimate spiritual lives in whatever way we live them. The … Continue reading

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EmbryoParson

Update: I have apologised to Caedmon (see comment below) for having identified him with EmbryoParson. I therefore modify this article in consequence. * * * He really does seem to be be passionately interested in my writings despite having protested … Continue reading

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I’m Spiritual but not Religious

I’m Spiritual but not Religious. This is one of the most hackneyed self-descriptions we hear from many of our contemporaries. Most of us who are attached to churches as clergy or laity would say that it is impossible to be … Continue reading

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The Contradictions of Comprehensiveness

The question bothers me since reading the aggressive points of view of some Continuing Anglican divines who propose a pogrom against Anglo-Catholics. In a way, we can wonder if they are merely reacting in a self-defence reflex against aggression from … Continue reading

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On our Return

We only really had two days outside travelling and doing practical things at the camp site. The wind must have reached about force 7, perhaps gusting force 8, when we arrived on Thursday afternoon. The next day, the wind had … Continue reading

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A Break in the Cotentin

My wife and I are off tomorrow morning (after an early Mass of the Ascension) for an extended weekend until Sunday night. I’m taking the boat but the weather forecast looks dicey. Friday looks OK for the moment (16 to … Continue reading

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