Monthly Archives: November 2015

A favourite film quote

One of my favourite World War II films of my childhood is The Guns of Navarone. I think most of you know the story of the Greek island and the two massive German guns stopping any allied ships from getting … Continue reading

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What makes Jerry tick?

I think we are all preoccupied with what happened in Paris last Friday, and in Syria, and Lybia, and Irak. We are up against people doing what human beings have done throughout history, from the historical Count Dracula or Vlad … Continue reading

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Writing memes

After a buzz through Facebook and the usual blogs, it is interesting to see articles that criticise those who write memes. I often do so myself, latching onto a blog or news article that fires my imagination. However, I try … Continue reading

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What would we die for?

This really does seem to be the lesson that is being taught us these days as our comfortable consumer life is being challenged. I can drive to the places where last Friday’s atrocities happened in only two hours. It is … Continue reading

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Ye cold advisers of yet colder kings

It could not have happened at any other time. It is almost as if Shelley had returned to us from the depths of the Mediterranean Sea and the wreckage of his boat. He was only eighteen years old when he … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Arsehole

Words are insufficient to describe what has happened in France. Whether there is a conspiracy behind this thing or not, we are being pushed around and radicalised. To what end? Our politicians are so impotent and ineffective – and our … Continue reading

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The Proto-History of the Roman Liturgical Reform

Here is an article I posted on The Anglo-Catholic in April 2010. I was reminded of it on reading the Rad Trad’s The Jansenist Church, which may have been inspired to some extent by my own response to Fr Blake’s … Continue reading

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Nihil operi Dei praeponatur

Nothing is to be preferred to the Work of God. These are words of wisdom from the holy Rule of St Benedict. The Work of God, the Opus Dei, is not a Roman Catholic order of dour-faced priests but the … Continue reading

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Shrift and Housel

I quite often look at Fr Ray Blake’s blog, and found What have we come to? Fr Blake is a Roman Catholic priest in Brighton and shows a considerable amount of pastoral insight for his long experience in his parish. … Continue reading

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We will remember them

This might seem irreverent on this day (except in England when the ceremony is held on the nearest Sunday to Armistice Day), but the thought came into my mind over the past few days on seeing this cartoon and considering … Continue reading

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