Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Myth of Genius

This is a subject that has haunted me over the last few months. Many of us look at the music of great composers like Bach, Mozart or Beethoven and the scores of books written by the likes of Charles Dickens … Continue reading

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A Meditation for Holy Week

I found a quote from Monsignor Alfred Gilbey (1901-1998). It follows on very nicely from my reflection about ecclesiastical bureaucracy and middle management. Many of us find ourselves in a situation of conflict, namely believing in an ideal (Catholic tradition) … Continue reading

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La Nausée

I left the Church of England 34 years ago for my badly-advised swim over the bit of river that flows through Martigny and Riddes in French-speaking Switerland. Ony five years later did I actually go to that country, but no … Continue reading

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Passiontide

Blogging has cooled down somewhat, as for most Christian bloggers. We have our lives of liturgy and personal prayer. There is also a lot of work to prepare for our distinguished visitor next week with his passion for dinghy cruising. … Continue reading

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Good Parenting

Better than having them skateboarding in the streets or getting killed motorcycling!

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Rev Dr Peter Mullen

I have just discovered this witty and humorous blog by Rev Dr Peter Mullen – All Things Considered.

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Hold up, sir John…

A few times, recently, some have thought it insulting to me to address me as “Mr Chadwick” so as to refuse recognition of my status as a cleric or a priest. Sometimes I would just be called Chadwick like when … Continue reading

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The Cold Case heats up!

John Bruce doesn’t allow comments on his blog, so I’ll say a word or two here. The Portsmouth Petition With Its Aftermath I think if he really knew my private thought, he would blow a gasket, so I will refrain. … Continue reading

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Belly Buttons

I often wonder about the absurd way some people think (or don’t think). Often, an excuse for a schoolboy prank is “I wasn’t thinking, Sir.” to which the schoolmaster replies “That’s the problem, boy. You never think“. I found this … Continue reading

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Relevant to the old TAC story

I have just been given the heads-up about Archbishop Hepworth’s old nemesis, Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide. He has been charged with alleged cover-up of abuse by another priest, Jim Fletcher, in the 1970s, and may face up to two … Continue reading

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