Monthly Archives: October 2013

More Reflections on Freedom and “The Pit”

I often return to the recurring theme in my life, and I still work at it and do all I can to “reality-check” it. This theme is one of the relationship between the human person (me or anyone else) with … Continue reading

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Mysticism and Asceticism

There is an extremely interesting article from the Latin Mass Society Chairman Joseph Shaw in his blog – Mystical not ascetic: a response to Pope Francis, Part 5. This is the last part of a series of articles on Pope … Continue reading

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Bogus Technical Support Scam

I have just had a “cold call” from a man with a heavy Indian accent telling me that my computer was full of “errors” and that I had to follow a particular procedure. I smelled a rat immediately and told … Continue reading

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The Passing of an Era

It has happened before: the fall of the Roman Empire, the transition of the Middle-Ages into the Renaissance, the French Revolution, Marxist Communism the Great Depression and the Nazi hell. Now we seem to be looking at the end of … Continue reading

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In Medio Stat Virtus

In medio stat virtus is a Latin expression taken from Aristotle (and translated from Greek) by St Thomas Aquinas. It isn’t quite the Via Media of Hooker and some of our present-day enthusiasts of “classical Anglicanism”. It simply means that … Continue reading

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Bugnini’s Ghost, the Persisting Rumours

I won’t waste time on this one other than tipping my virtual hat to Deborah Gyapong, Fr Finigan and Fr Zuhlsdorf. I already mentioned this rumour a few months ago, which is again in the news with William Oddie’s article … Continue reading

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Doldrums

I get the impression the Doldrums have arrived at this beginning of October. I don’t know whether it’s just me or more generally. I thought of the subject the other day when I took the boat out and the wind … Continue reading

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