Tag Archives: Liberalism

Article on Fundamentalism

A comment in this blog and an e-mail from one of my brother priests drew my attention to Fundamentalism is intellectual suicide by an Orthodox abbot. He does not go very much into the question of what fundamentalism is in … Continue reading

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Gender Bending

One problem with modern society is labelling and stereotyping without seeking to understand the profound dimensions of things. With a hat tip to Deborah Gyapong (Foolishness to the World), I came across an article on gender identity by Monsignor Tony … Continue reading

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Pessimism

John Beeler wrote another well-reflected posting a few days ago – Pessimism about Catholic traditionalism is unfounded in my opinion – in response to my A Sobering Article. Whilst John tries to find a way to distinguish ideologically-motivated traditionalists from … Continue reading

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Don’t Proselytize

I follow on from yesterday’s article with some stuff that is being sent out by e-mail. In particular, there is a link to a posting by the Young Fogey, our odd friend by the name of John Beeler – who … Continue reading

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La Bête Noire

Sometimes, the subject of theological Modernism comes up, as in Surviving Modernism. I have often written about it on my blog. In the 1900’s, the Roman Curia became so paranoid about it that steps were taken to set up as … Continue reading

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Matthew Fox

I have been familiar with the name of Fr Matthew Fox for a number of years, but have never taken the trouble to investigate him in any depth. My attention has only been drawn by a recent exchange of comments … Continue reading

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Stages of Spiritual Life

A comment came in yesterday to ask for my reflections on James Fowler’s Stages of Faith Development. I answered This review seems very interesting. I haven’t read Fowler’s book, but I might be tempted to order it. The stages seem … Continue reading

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Being Poor, Non-Pelagian and Re-oriented

There’s a lovely article on Fr Ray Blake’s blog Poorer Church, a non-Pelagian Church, a re-Orientated Church. He naturally bases his ideas on what he has been hearing from Pope Francis. Poor Church? Few things make me more angry than … Continue reading

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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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A New Model of Church?

This is an interesting article from the Catholic Herald: Catholics today could see the birth of a new model of Church. Mass media seems to have changed everything, especially the Internet, blogs and social networking. Freedom of the press indeed, … Continue reading

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