Monthly Archives: February 2014

Evelyn Waugh on the 1950’s Liturgical Reforms

This comes with a hat tip to Patricius in his new posting on Evelyn Waugh – Waugh… During the last few years we have experienced the triumph of the “liturgists,” in the new arrangement of the services for the end … Continue reading

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Sedevacantism

I came across two fair-minded articles on a way by which some Roman Catholics try to get round the fallibility of the Pope and the modern Church without dismissing it all as nonsense. These recent articles are Sedevacantism and Solution … Continue reading

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Flying Sparks!

Our friend Patricius has just written Censorship… as a result of having crossed the line on the New Liturgical Movement blog. It was only to be anticipated. It is a long time ago that I ceased to be respectable for … Continue reading

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Death of Sarum?

Update: Fr Hunwicke’s posting (link just below) is getting quite a few comments as he asked. Some information is coming out about the survival of the Use of Sarum among the Recusants. * * * I have just found this … Continue reading

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The Neutron Bomb

Tracey Rowland contemplates Belgium by Deborah Gyapong, which she took from the Crisis Magazine article is worth contemplating. I haven’t been to Belgium since my short trip to Gent in 2000, and even then, I had no contact with Catholic intellectuals. … Continue reading

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Continuing Anglican Unity

I usually feel at a distance from church meetings, especially ones for discussing unity and ways getting around differences of doctrines, practices and personalities. I will be attending my own Diocesan Synod in early May, for which I have already … Continue reading

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Libenter suffertis insipientens : cum sitis ipsi sapientes.

For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise. I read this amazing Epistle of St Paul this morning at Mass of Sexagesima Sunday. In this piece of writing, Paul shows his complete break with conventions and all the … Continue reading

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The Broken Liturgy

I would like to point you to a very interesting link on the question of the reform of the reform, theme so dear to Pope Benedict XVI, and what we Anglicans have been doing with the Prayer Book for quite … Continue reading

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Two Fine Articles by Fr Jonathan Munn

I always appreciate my brother in the priesthood Fr Jonathan Munn and his keen intellect. Here’s a couple of recent articles, just in case they have gone unnoticed. How I (fail to) understand Protestantism from 18th February Protestantism, like the … Continue reading

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First Sail on the Sea in 2014

At last, a day came when the wind was at a reasonable level (10 to 14 knots) and the temperature was tolerable (9°C). I took the boat to Saint Valéry en Caux, and here are some photos (commentaries under the … Continue reading

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