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Herding Cats Revisited

My wife and I have two adorable Chartreux cats who luxuriate in their thick and soft grey fur, named Celestine and her biological offspring is called Doucelin. We are woken each morning by incessant head-rubbing and purring as these two … Continue reading

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Conciliarism

I have already brought up the subject of Conciliarism in Old Catholic Ecclesiology and Northern Catholicism. Conciliarism was a reforming movement in the European Church from about the fourteenth century. It promoted the view that the highest authority in the Church is … Continue reading

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Vagante Bishops and Aping Rome

In my posting of 5th March, Towards the Unknown, I mentioned an individual described by the secular press as a fake bishop who tried to infiltrate himself into a pre-conclave meeting of Cardinals. I made fun of the individual mainly on … Continue reading

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Requiem for Dom Klaus Schlapps

Tomorrow, I will be celebrating a Requiem Mass in the Use of Sarum for Dom Klaus Schlapps who died last Sunday, probably around 11am GMT tomorrow. Those who wish may unite themselves spiritually with this Mass from wherever they are, … Continue reading

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Dom Klaus Schlapps

I have just received the news that Dom Klaus Schlapps of the Abbey of Saint Severin in Germany died yesterday afternoon of a heart attack. This community had recently been accepted as a part of the Nordic Catholic Church and … Continue reading

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Re-reforming Anglicanism?

I always enjoy reading the Old High Churchman and the reasoned reflections of Archbishop Peter Robinson, a case in point being his most recent Keeping Things Tidy. As usual, I see the same binary choice being offered between an idealised … Continue reading

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Is the Society of St Pius X Old Catholic?

This question is asked by Bishop Chandler Holder Jones in SSPX. Here is his article: The Priestly Society of Saint Pius X, the most well-known Latin Rite traditionalist movement, now appears to be, by the description of its Superior General … Continue reading

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Is free Catholicism cognitively dissonant and/or deeply dishonest?

I can sometimes understand why atheists like Richard Dawkins would have things in such a way as Christians would be no more acceptable in society than Holocaust deniers and flat-earth fanatics. Perhaps he would like to be a new Robespierre … Continue reading

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Fragile Unity

I have just been looking at Retro-church and its recent articles. Go over there, read them and come back here: An Appeal from the Continuing Anglican Churches to the ACNA and Associated Churches – the background, already linked to and … Continue reading

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John XXIII, the Old Catholic Pope?

My attention was drawn to this article on an ultra-traditionalist website. Naturally, the ultra-traditionalists, sedevacantists or whatever, intend to express the idea that Vatican II was set up against the reactionary position of Pius IX and the definitions of Vatican … Continue reading

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