Author Archives: Fr Anthony Chadwick

New Year 2021

One side of me is tempted to join the chorus of those who are glad to see the back of 2020 in order to hope for something better in this new year. I might think of our present time becoming … Continue reading

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Macron the Philosopher King?

When considering political figures, it is almost a “new orthodoxy” to think and say the opposite, and even see a plot. Something President Macron said a couple of days ago struck me in contrast to his usual fashion of expressing … Continue reading

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My Country

All I seem to have left of my country is to listen to Vaughan Williams and this lovely movement from his Bucolic Suite: The reality is somewhat different, and it brings tears to my eyes as I make the best … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

I am still nervously exhausted and will not be recording anything. The only thing I can do presently to bring anything good to others is by writing. Like Lent, this is a holy season that brings us the joy of … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of Salisbury Cathedral, ca. 1500

Dr William Renwick “will be presenting this lecture ‘live’ on Youtube this coming Friday at 1:00 pm UK time. It should probably also be available for later viewing. This illustrated lecture will describe in outline what Friday December 18 would … Continue reading

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Rejoice in the Lord Alway

We arrive at the third Sunday in Advent, and I offer this recording by St John’s College in Cambridge of Purcell’s “Bell Anthem”, Rejoice in the Lord alway. These are the words of the Officium (Introit) of the Mass. They … Continue reading

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Simplified Sarum Ordo

Here is my simplified Sarum calendar from December 2020 to end of November 2021. I have given only the Sundays and Feasts, so you are advised to consult the rubrics of the missal, breviary, pie and customary to establish priories … Continue reading

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Past the Million

Looking at my blog statistics, I started this blog in January 2012 after having deleted The English Catholic. It has been going for nearly nine years. It has been viewed 1,005,050 times. The daily rate of viewing tends to fluctuate … Continue reading

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Freedom and Tyranny

I find this lecture very powerful in the effort to affirm our individual freedom as opposed to being the property of the totalitarian state or other group of dominant dogs. I recommend listening to it with attention. An essential condition … Continue reading

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Excita, Domine…

This is a spiritual conference for the Sunday Last before Advent. I have not recorded Mass today. To be frank, I am going through a period of tiredness and SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and I am sure that the lockdown … Continue reading

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