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Informal Conference for Pentecost

I have put on this informal conference outside the liturgy, since I will not be preaching at the recorded Vigil or the Mass of Whitsun Day. The theme is habitual with me, the emphasis on the esoteric dimension of Christianity … Continue reading

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Science or Ideology?

I am quite amazed to see people floundering in the present crisis, as I find myself doing so myself. We are victims of propaganda and half-truths, even to ideologies and discourses that are hardly more sophisticated than those of Goebbels … Continue reading

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Sunday in the Octave of the Ascension 2020

Here is my Mass and sermon for Sunday in the Octave of the Ascension. As mentioned in my sermon, it was known in some places as Rose Sunday. This is not to be confused with Rosensonntag in the Germanic world, … Continue reading

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Optimism and Christian Humanism

This is not an easy time for either optimism or humanism when considering the depths of depravity to which human nature can plunge (with a thought of Calvin’s complete pessimism and that of Jansenism). I came across a very interesting … Continue reading

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Ascension 2020

Here is today’s Mass of the Feast of the Ascension in the Use of Sarum. I did not prepare a sermon but simply gave a few simple reflections. I hope they make sense.

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First Sail of 2020

At long last, after a long and nasty winter and the lockdown back-to-back, I had my first sail of this year in my little Tabur 320. I made a series of short videos and they are joined together. Veules les … Continue reading

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More on the Huntingford Helm Impeder

Here is a video I have just made about the Huntingford Helm Impeder as described on page 58 of Roger Barnes’ “The Dinghy Cruising Companion”. I have already written on this subject on Huntingford Helm Impeder. A video is a … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday after Easter following the Use of Sarum – except for the idiots riding motorcycles at high speed during the ablutions and causing the dogs to bark! Perhaps it serves to show the incarnation of our liturgical life in … 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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Why Long Hair?

My revolutionary rant for today – why I have long hair. This is a short talk about my own choice for keeping my hair long, my cultural and religious reasons, but above all my affirmation of individual freedom against collectivist … Continue reading

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