Monthly Archives: December 2013

Old English Catholic Blog

I have had an enquiry about my old English Catholic blog which I deleted in the thick of the Ordinariate polemics. It no longer exists on WordPress or anywhere else. I saved the material to my hard disk prior to … Continue reading

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Signs of New Life

I am not a professional journalist, but as one who enjoys writing in my native language, I recognise talent when I read it. I refer to the young author of Liturgia Causa who lives in the south-east of England. Suburban … Continue reading

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Did I cause the Retro-Church blog to disappear?

I have also noticed that Retro-Church had been deleted, even before discovering the article mentioned below. It is rare for blogs to be deleted, but they are sometimes put into hiatus as I have done with The Anglican Catholic. I … Continue reading

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Quiñones and Cranmer

Fr Hunwicke has come up with some interesting articles about the use of Scripture at the daily Offices: Whatever happened to Genesis? (1) Whatever happened to Genesis? (2) Whatever happened to Genesis? (3) There is quite a lot in common … Continue reading

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Thomas Traherne

Thomas Traherne (c. 1636-1674) is someone I have only just discovered, through the cantata for high solo voice and string orchestra by Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) Dies Natalis. This piece, completed in 1939, which I only today received from Boosey & … Continue reading

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The Eschatological Quest

I had not read Fr Jonathan Munn’s article Etymological Episcopalian Eschatology? when I wrote my piece this morning around the theme of monastic spirituality. We have already arrived at the second Sunday of Advent, well, almost. This “little Lent” is … Continue reading

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Liturgy Without Ideology

I remember a conversation with the Abbot of Triors in about 1997 when he insisted on the value of monastic life in transcending the lines of division in Christian communities, whether they be dioceses, parishes, monasteries, groups defined by ideology … Continue reading

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If might is right…

If might is right, then love has no place in the world. It may be so, it may be so. But I don’t have the strength to live in a world like that.

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Smoke and Mirrors

I suppose that like many people, I feel hurt when I am contradicted and manipulated. But I don’t mind a challenge, and many of my most treasured things are challenged. That is part of a blogger’s lot. You either stop … Continue reading

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Dr William Tighe on the Continuing Anglican Churches and Doctrine

I just received this from Dr William Tighe and his permission to publish it here. * * * I wrote the piece [Can the Thirty-Nine Articles Function As a Confessional Standard for Anglicans Today?] more with Continuing Anglicanism in mind … Continue reading

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