Monthly Archives: March 2018

Completing the Reformation

I am not American and have no experience of the “second wave” of dissidence from the Canterbury Communion. All the same, I’m not surprised. My attention has been drawn to ACNA’s Anglo-Catholic Exodus. One of the ANCA dioceses is splitting away … Continue reading

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Silver Jubilee of my Diaconate

I was ordained a deacon twenty-five years ago (as of tomorrow 19th March) by Cardinal Pietro Palazzini in the seminary chapel of the Institute of Christ the King at Gricigliano. He was the same prelate who ordained the late Fr … Continue reading

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British Left-Wing Press admits the Historical Evidence of Christ

This is quite impressive coming from the mainstream left-wing press in England: What is the historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and died? The article was written by Simon Gathercole, Reader in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge. One … Continue reading

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More on Godless Progress

My brother in the priesthood Fr Jonathan Munn has summed things up rather well in The Lie of Progress. I posted a comment there, which I quote here (with a couple of slight tweaks): Ideas are converging because you and … Continue reading

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They call this science?

  What would you say if someone told you they could kill you, embalm your brain and upload its memories to a computer? A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is “100 percent fatal”. Nectome will preserve your brain, … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking RIP

I have never really had much interest in Stephen Hawking, who has just died. He was an atheist and a materialist. For a scientist, I have often been surprised at his idea that humanity would find another planet to live … Continue reading

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Owen Barfield

Some recent comments encouraged me to look up Owen Barfield, a long-standing friend of C.S. Lewis and partly behind Lewis’ conversion from atheism to Christianity. I draw my readers’ attention to Owen Barfield (1898 – 1997). My swallowing reflex comes … Continue reading

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Postmodernist Bilgewater Generator

I have just discovered this hilarious computer programme, the Postmodern Essay Generator that generates anything a post-modernist student could ever want if he is late handing in an essay. Every time you renew this page, you get a completely different … Continue reading

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Encouraging Liturgical Developments

There are three encouraging things to relate: A Brief Video of Mass in the Rite of Lyon Ambrosian Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent Several sources including this one are affirming that Rome has given a “provisional” indult to … Continue reading

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Hannibal Dawkins?

Dawkins Wants to Eat Human ‘Meat’. We shouldn’t get carried away by our cinema-aided imagination and see him as a latter-day Hannibal Lecter or Albert Fish who ate children in the 1930’s and was dealt with by the law. At … Continue reading

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