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Further Reflections on Independent Sacramental Churches

Dr William Tighe sent me an e-mail this morning with a reference to a book I bought some time ago – The Many Paths of the Independent Sacramental Movement (Independent Catholic Heritage) by John P. Plummer. I wrote Independent Sacramental … Continue reading

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A Promising Independent Sacramental Apostolate

I had often wondered what happened to Brother Stephen Treat who was a monk at Spring Bank Cistercian Abbey and wrote a good number of articles on The Anglo-Catholic blog now in a state of extended hiatus. As far as I … Continue reading

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Independent Sacramental Delinquency

I can anticipate the question in some people’s minds, asking whether I have opened the flood gates and am prepared to condone the behaviour of all those who get themselves consecrated or ordained. I think I have been clear about … Continue reading

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Independent Sacramental Movement

The Independent Sacramental Movement is quite a “hot” topic to discuss, but there is a site by a priest who has done a considerable amount of work on this subject concerning hundreds of people who have committed themselves to a … Continue reading

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A poignant but honest look at the independent Catholic scene

A website referred to an article I wrote quite a long time ago about the independent Catholic movement, as it is known most charitably. The article in question Can the Independent Sacramental Movement Be Revitalized? The article is long and rings … Continue reading

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Analysis of the Independents

This subject has filled my mind for some days now, as it has for more than thirty years. To a young man, it represents a world of exotic fantasy for the curious mind, perhaps a little mocking humour like seeing … Continue reading

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Reflections about ‘vagante’ clergy and independent churches

This subject often comes up in the blogosphere, and reactions tend to be like those of orthodox Old Testament Jews in regard to people like the Samaritans. Uncanonical clergy are often seen as a kind of parasite and a threat … Continue reading

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La Nausée

Yes, from the very author who wrote “Hell is other people” – L’enfer c’est les autres in his play Huis clos. Jean-Paul Sartre was unfamiliar with the various grotesque parodies of churches and bishops one occasionally sees on the Internet. … Continue reading

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Purple Fever

Fr Jonathan Munn has written an article / sermon on How to recognise a bishop. I have written a number of articles on independent bishops and their churches. Further Reflections on Independent Sacramental Churches Lots of Little Pointed Hats Episcopi Vagantes … Continue reading

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European Deanery

I have this news from our Bishop which is now public: Establishment of European Deanery. On March 14th The Most Reverend Mark Haverland, Metropolitan of the Original Province and Acting Primate of the Anglican Catholic Church appointed the Right Reverend … Continue reading

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