Tag Archives: Independent / Old Catholicism

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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Free Sacramental Christianity

I spent a moment today listening to Damian Thompson being interviewed on the subject of Pope Francis’ ideas of synodality, the same talk-shop and hot air as in most Churches. Who, apart from professional bureaucrats, would have the least interest … 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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The Nordic Catholic Church and Gnosticism

Update from 5th March 2020. I have received various bits of new information and I am concerned not to be an obstacle in the developing relationship between our churches. Bishop Flemestad has a remarkably lucid philosophical view of the fundamental … Continue reading

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Enigma Variations

No, this is not the beautiful music of Elgar, but another set of variations on the mystery of why so many men want to assume the role of the Pope, or find a solution to the contradiction between their belief … Continue reading

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The Boys from Brazil

No, I am not alluding to the film in which Gregory Peck plays the sadistic Nazi doctor Josef Mengele who “made” nearly a hundred clones of Hitler. I am describing a book about a dissident Catholic church founded at the … Continue reading

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What are we trying to continue?

Some time ago, I resolved to step down from the sterile polemics with our friend in California – yes, you know who. I won’t give the link this time. He has noticed that the American Episcopal Church has decided to … Continue reading

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Schsim or Schism?

The poor old dear is having another go, and indeed, methinks he doth protest too much. We should begin by imagining the ideal world of this fellow. The entire planet is a suburb of some great American city in the … Continue reading

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Viability

My domesticated challenge and antithesis has kindly commented on a synodal address given by Bishop Paul C Hewett on 27th April 2018. On reading this address, I had a positive impression of it all, a frank awareness of our fragility and … Continue reading

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Completing the Reformation

I am not American and have no experience of the “second wave” of dissidence from the Canterbury Communion. All the same, I’m not surprised. My attention has been drawn to ACNA’s Anglo-Catholic Exodus. One of the ANCA dioceses is splitting away … Continue reading

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