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Archaeologism or Tradition?

This is a question frequently asked about whether old and discontinued liturgical traditions can be restored. Actually, this question is one at the very base of the Paul VI liturgical reform in the Roman Catholic Church that claimed be be … Continue reading

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Romantic and Patristic Liturgy in Louis Bouyer

The work of Louis Bouyer (1913-2004) was a unique contribution to French ressourcement theology. A convert from Lutheranism and a French Oratorian, he followed John-Henry Newman in many ways, inspired by Newman’s patristic approach rather than a slavish conversion to … Continue reading

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The Sarum Effect

The recent Sarum Vespers in America has made quite an impression, as The Legitimacy of the Sarum Use attests. Our Rad Trad (I wish he wouldn’t use that name!) has often come up with extraordinarily sensitive reflections. I have always … Continue reading

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If you want a Vision of the Future…

I was brought to consider the dreadful epitaph of humanity written by George Orwell towards the end of Nineteen Eighty-Four by the article Is Modern Man Irremediably Cut Off from Tradition? If you want a picture of the future, imagine … Continue reading

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Classical Catholicism

In the wake of recent reflections about the Roman Catholic traditionalist world, I am brought to offer a few reflections from my point of view as it developed over the years since I left the Institute of Christ the King … Continue reading

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Some interesting articles

Perhaps it is the same phenomenon from different points of view: Oblivion about secularism in the western world. I find it difficult to discern what David Sullivan’s thread is through this article, but I can understand how our world can … Continue reading

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Dripping…

I linked to Fr Hunwicke’s article When did the “Vatican II” liturgical ‘reforms’ really begin? yesterday whilst discussing the Ordo done by Rubricarius in Worcestershire. There are some comments thereto appended. This one by Anselm in particular draw my attention: … Continue reading

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Theologically Modernist, Liturgically Traditionalist

The blog by this name, until now a newly-opened blog with no articles, is now in business. The sub-title I know nothing. There is nothing that I know. But the heart senses certain things might seem an anti-intellectual point of … Continue reading

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The Liturgical Wilderness

There have been some interesting comments on Gathering a Sense of the Lay of the Liturgical Land : Traditional Catholicism. One comment in particular struck me, sent in by someone who comments here too. From a practical point of view, … Continue reading

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English Use and Sarum Use

In the nineteenth century, most efforts in the direction of a Sarum revival were in the hands of Anglican scholars, and in a clear perspective of a more Catholic celebration of the Eucharist and Offices according to the 1662 Prayer … Continue reading

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