Monthly Archives: September 2013

Arts & Crafts and our Churches

The Arts & Crafts movement of the late nineteenth century is one of my recurring themes. Here is what I have already written related to this subject. In its time, it mainly concerned the homes of the well-to-do, those who … Continue reading

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Speech and Pronunciation

I was giving an English lesson this morning to a young French engineer in his place of work in Rouen. It seemed appropriate, as his main objective is speech and pronunciation, to introduce him to the various accents and dialects … Continue reading

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Prayers for Fr Robert Hart

Fr Robert Hart announces the loss of his father in The Continuum. I extend my deepest sympathy to him and his family, and will remember his father at the altar. Fr Hart and I didn’t exactly see eye-to-eye when I … Continue reading

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Liturgical Dilemmas

A short while ago, I wrote The Liturgy Matters and read another fine article on Fr David Chislett’s blog Is traditional worship an impediment to evangelisation? The question is a good one. Should we cast out liturgy, sell off our churches … Continue reading

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Liturgical Colours

I recommend a look at The Colours of the Church Year in Full Homely Divinity. It depends what we’ve got in our sacristies and what’s wearing out. On the other hand, it gives some ideas for when we feel inclined … Continue reading

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New Department

Sailors Department – no need for blow-outs, just a good stiff breeze to fill the sails!

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And Now for Something Completely Different…

The Low Churchman’s Guide to the Solemn High Mass seems to be a satirical blog site, quite amusing at times. A new posting has appeared on the Latin language, said to have been first spoken in the late ninth century … Continue reading

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Commenting on Blogs

This is one subject about which many of us bloggers have difficulties. I noticed that a major traditionalist RC blog has removed the possibility of comments because moderating them all is too time-consuming. Most commenters are decent people who are … Continue reading

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Religion in France

I have been in this country for quite a long time, and have noticed the slow extinction of Christianity in France, especially in the countryside. Going by the mainstream newspaper Le Figaro (centre-right politically) the writing is on the wall. … Continue reading

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ACC-UK French Chaplaincy Coverage

I received my copy of our Diocesan Magazine yesterday in the post. Certainly, many of our faithful in the UK rely on this printed medium since there are still fewer computer and Internet users this side of the Atlantic. I … Continue reading

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