Monthly Archives: June 2015

Christian Communities

Another fine reflection with Desperation. The bottom line seems to be what we do to create an alternative lifestyle so that Christianity can survive in our life. What alternative can we offer to secular society? The most “intensive” kind of … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy and Catholicism

Not intending to stir up old embers for the Blowout department, this is a fine article – Distinctions between Orthodoxy and Catholicism. Many of us Anglicans joke cynically about the “two one true churches”. I really am far beyond having … Continue reading

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Understanded of the People

The twenty-fourth of the thirty-nine Articles deals with the question of the language in which the liturgy is celebrated and the Bible read. It is a question of using the language we speak in our everyday lives, usually our mother … Continue reading

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The Use of Sarum in the Roman Catholic Church

This link has come up in the comments to previous posts, but it merits being given a higher profile. A Case for the Restoration of the Sarum Rite in the Roman Catholic Church by Bernard Brandt. This acutely intelligent person … Continue reading

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Mass at Sea

I have found this poignant painting on Rorate Caeli by Louis Duveau, A Mass at Sea in 1793 (1864) in the Musée des beaux-arts in Rennes. Click on the image to get an enlargement. 1793 was the height of the … Continue reading

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Title Modification

I decided to make a change in the title of this blog to reflect my broader interest in Christian faith in a post-Christian world. I have not lost interest in the liturgy or the Use of Sarum, but I feel … Continue reading

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Global Warming

Pope Francis has just written on the subject, I hope not “infallibly”, because much of what I read on the subject suggests scientific evidence opposing the theory of global warming due to levels of carbon dioxide produced by man. Whatever … Continue reading

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Something for the Orthodox Burnout Department

Sorry, I meant blow-out! This is an interesting article from Fr Hunwicke – Pope Francis to turn Tridentine?!? The Date of Easter. I know a number of western Catholics who would like to revert to the Julian Calendar. You are … Continue reading

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British Christianity in the Hole…

I read Damien Thompson’s articles a lot less frequently these days, but here’s one doing the rounds – 2067: the end of British Christianity. I link here to the illustration in the article showing a large English cathedral with only … Continue reading

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Archbishop Pierre Martin Ngô Đình Thục

There is a new Facebook page on Archbishop Pierre Martin Ngô Đình Thục who died in 1984. He was a Vietnamese Roman Catholic archbishop who was incredibly naive and fell between the cracks of Ostpolitik diplomacy after his family was … Continue reading

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