Tag Archives: Ecclesiastical discipline

Patriarchy and Patrimony

There is an interesting thread on the Anglican Diaspora forum – Patriarchy and Patrimony. Join the forum if you want to add anything. The subject is about episcopal oversight of clergy and Christian communities in extraordinary situations. The Roman Catholic … Continue reading

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Priestly Training

There has been a certain amount of discussion in three blogs about the proper training of priests. Once we get rid of the red herring according to which the clergy of a “proper denomination” are properly trained and small minority … Continue reading

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The TAC Bishops and Outside Scrutiny

The Roman Catholic lawyer Mourad has just sent another comment to Fr Smuts blog in response to Fr Robert, the “Irish Anglican”. I have esteemed this lawyer’s input for some time. It deserves our attention. It shows a distinction that … Continue reading

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Bishop Botterill on the TAC Tribunal

Some of us seriously question the tribunal recently conducted in India by some of the present hierarchy of the TAC. In the blogs, there are essentially two voices still discussing the question, that of Fr Smuts in Hepworth Redux and Deborah … Continue reading

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Lay hands suddenly on no man

Another request arrived by e-mail, asking me to comment on Fr Robert Hart’s article Yes it does matter. Initially, I was reticent as I have read a number of articles by this apparently quite erudite priest of the Anglican Catholic … Continue reading

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Apostates and Excluded Clergy

I have not written anything on the Anglo-Catholic since the end of August 2010, and I simply have not gone along with what some might term as “ordinariate fever”. Deborah Gyapong has written a sensitive (albeit timid) posting about priests … Continue reading

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Mass without a congregation

In my ‘previous incarnation’ as a contributor on the Anglo-Catholic blog, I wrote an article about the debated question of whether a priest should refrain from celebrating Mass if there are no faithful attending. There is a doctoral thesis on … Continue reading

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Use of the Roman rite by Anglicans

This is the first of a short series of modest articles on the theme of Anglican Papalism. I will endeavour to refrain from polemics, but it is possible to see the real issues without treading on other people’s toes, taking … Continue reading

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