Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Abbot’s Lodge

I have just set up a new page on this blog that is open to comments. Before doing so, please read The Abbot’s Lodge. This is in response to a few comments of those who feel isolated, alienated from parish … Continue reading

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Pessimism

John Beeler wrote another well-reflected posting a few days ago – Pessimism about Catholic traditionalism is unfounded in my opinion – in response to my A Sobering Article. Whilst John tries to find a way to distinguish ideologically-motivated traditionalists from … Continue reading

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Great Article on Church Bureaucracy

Hat tip to Fr David Chislett – The Church Bureaucracies Have to Go – David Mills The article really concerns the Church of England, but the same bane is seen in all churches. I thank God that I belong to … Continue reading

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A Sobering Article

There is a blog on which fewer posts are put up, but when they are, they are well thought out and often profound. One is Gathering a Sense of the Lay of the Liturgical Land : The contemporary context. I … Continue reading

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Le règne social de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ…

For many years with the traditionalists, I heard this theme, almost a mantra, meaning the subject of the Church’s social doctrine: the subjection of all earthly authority to the Church and the Pope in particular. This idea reached its zenith … Continue reading

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Round the Isle of Wight

Here’s a lovely video from David Sumner, the intrepid Mirror sailor from the Dinghy Cruising Association, of him sailing Curlew round the Isle of Wight (60 miles) with one stopover. This is the fellow who gave me advice for my … Continue reading

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Clericalism

This subject has come up in a couple of blogs. John Beeler writes this: Clericalism. I knew some of this. Even in the Middle Ages and the Counter-Reformation, “secular” (diocesan) priests’ lives weren’t quite like the 1800s Catholic model we … Continue reading

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Secrecy

It was in 2012 that I last wrote on this subject of secrecy. Only a year before, Archbishop Hepworth still had secret dealings with Rome and “everything would be all right”. A month later, the bombshell exploded about the sexual … Continue reading

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The TAC in England and the Nordic Catholic Church

Something is brewing – The Traditional Anglican Revival. A statement: from Bishop Ian Gray. The TACB is an autonomous Continuing Anglican Church which is a member of the TAC (Traditional Anglican Communion), the largest grouping of such Churches in the … Continue reading

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Tenebrae Factae Sunt

It is perhaps the dark December days that influence my thinking – or my Romantic outlook on life. Whichever, I’m not depressed at this time, but I do feel weighed down by the darkness covering our world, wickedness in high … Continue reading

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