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Modernism and Integralism

In these ideological conflicts, the “other” is often grouped together into a homogenous block in order to condemn it more easily. One thing I have noticed about many traditionalists (I listened to a sermon by Bishop Donald Sanborn today in … Continue reading

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A Nihilist Revolution?

I was tempted to give this post the title A New Russian Revolution? – but it is not a question of Russia, either under Soviet Communism or the Putin regime. It is about my own country. The vandalism of a … Continue reading

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Consecration to the Heart of Mary in solidarity with all Catholics

I have discovered that some traditional Roman Catholics are intending to use a special prayer of consecration to the Mother of God in the midst of their concerns. The original version, specific to Roman Catholic use, is found here. Those … Continue reading

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Terrific Interview

This is a terrific interview of Robert Moynihan. He thinks this new challenge will cause the movement for the traditional liturgy to awaken and grow. He talks quite a lot about Annibale Bugnini, the bête noire of the liturgical reform. … Continue reading

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Fr Claude Barthe on Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio

Fr Claude Barthe is a French traditionalist Roman Catholic priest. I have read several of his books and I greatly esteem his capacity for rational analysis. I last saw him in 2009 at a conference in Versailles about the developments … Continue reading

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The Godless Church

This morning, thanks to Dr William Tighe’s e-mails of news links, I read this interview of Benedict XVI by a German newspaper – Benedict XVI laments lack of faith in German Catholic officialdom. This expression of his thought is quite … Continue reading

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Roman Catholic Woes

I am one of relatively few who has swum the Tiber both ways, return journey. I left the Church of England and returned to Anglicanism via the Continuum. I experienced the traditionalist world at first hand. I knew the most … Continue reading

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And in the depth be praise

Praise to the Holiest in the height, And in the depth be praise: In all His words most wonderful; Most sure in all His ways. I had the immense privilege and joy of having lunch with Dr Gavin Ashenden who … Continue reading

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Megachurch or bust?

About a week ago, I read the article Defining Church Growth for Traditional Anglicans: Leaving behind failed models of church growth for new ones. I wondered whether it would inspire some thoughts from me. It didn’t. Then this came up: The … Continue reading

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Rigid Repression of Rigidity

Should I comment about this subject? Is it just a blind alley of cognitive dissonance? In the end, perhaps I may be able to contribute positively. The article on which I base my reflections today is Pope calls for an … Continue reading

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