Author Archives: Fr Anthony Chadwick

Validity of a Church’s Orders

There has been a recent scuffle on the internet about the validity of Orders in the Anglican Catholic Church. The person concerned is a priest of one of the American continuing Anglican Churches and seems to be drifting towards the … Continue reading

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The Ungodly Dystopia

A friend of mine who is a scientist wrote this on his Facebook: * * * “The Church has degenerated into factional disputation. As Paul VI said it is “engaged in a process of self-destruction.” The Magisterium equates “love” with … Continue reading

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Homage to Francis Jackson (1917-2022)

I have just done a video in homage to Dr Francis Jackson. I have had a little correspondence with some of the old York people I knew in the 1970’s – those who are still alive and remember that “community” … Continue reading

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Be Brave

I was reading Rob Riemen’s little book Nobility of Spirit last night, which I have already read several times. The book is divided into several narratives to illustrate the main question of the human soul and the real meaning of … Continue reading

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Dr Francis Jackson (1917-2022)

I have just found out that Dr Francis Jackson, organist of York Minster from 1946 to 1982, passed away yesterday at the age of 104 years. He was one of the greatest inspirations to me as a schoolboy and it … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2022

What can I give him? Poor as I am If I were a shepherd I would give a lamb If I were a wise man I would do my part But what I can I give him Give him my … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2022

I would like to wish all my readers a happy New Year 2022 with my prayers that this world might become a better place for us all. After some thought, I have adopted a new name for my YouTube channel: … Continue reading

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The Bergoglian Blitzkrieg

The more I read about the present rififi between the Pope and the traditionalists, the more I am taken back to that story from 1973 about a monastery in a remote place on Ireland’s Atlantic coast on which I wrote … Continue reading

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Christmas 2021

My reflection on Christmas is fairly unusual in that I spent this great feast of the Incarnation of the λόγος alone. I was about to say for the first time, but it was also the case when I was living … Continue reading

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O Emmanuel and O Virgo Virginum

O Emmanuel O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the One whom the Gentiles expect, and their Salvation: Come and save us, O Lord our God. Maurice Greene (1696-1755), Voluntary XI in B minor O Virgo Virginum O Virgin of virgins, … Continue reading

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