Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Episcopal Charge

Being a bishop of a diocese or particular church is a hefty responsibility, and the one who occupies the Apostle’s shoes takes a lot of stick. It is certainly a thankless job, like being the captain of a ship. It … Continue reading

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Sailing without Snottiness

Something that always amazes me in life is the sheer amount of money people need, or think they need. The maximum becomes the minimum. A big and powerful car becomes a status symbol. We have lost our love of simplicity … Continue reading

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Swallows and Amazons

I have already written about my favourite hobby dinghy cruising. I suppose I become wistful about it at this time of the year when possibilities of taking the boat out become increasingly rare due to cold and bad weather. December … Continue reading

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Ite Missa Est

In the Roman rite and most related local uses, there are three forms of dismissal to be sung or said by the deacon after the postcommunion and final Dominus vobiscum. They are Ite missa est, Benedicamus Domino like in the … Continue reading

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First Sailing Lessons

I have just dug out a few photos my wife took as she relished seeing me capsize! My first lessons with a patient young Breton were on the Lac du Caniel, the place where the local sailing school teaches beginners … Continue reading

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Is it all about sexual ethics?

I get a little annoyed when the Christian philosophy of life is all brought down to family and sexual ethics. That is at least the impression when I read The Synod and the Ordinariates, which I found via Deborah Gyapong’s … Continue reading

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