Tag Archives: Modernism

The Minority of the Minority

The Real Live One blog, to my delight, has truly come alive with thought-provoking reflections. The two I most have in mind are the most recent. Gathering a Sense of the Lay of the Liturgical Land : Traditional Catholicism From … Continue reading

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Very odd motivations

I have just found a new comment of Surviving Modernism. I disagree, somewhat. I’m an Orthodox monk currently being received into the Catholic Church. One of the major factors in my decision to swim the Adriatic to the West, was … 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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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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A Few Links to the “Intégrisme” Theme

All these links are in French. If you can read this language, then you will see that the polemics go back a very long way. Intégrisme (Wikipedia article). Les Amis du Christ-Roi en France – containing several documents on historical … 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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Another Kind of Traditionalism

Traditionalism seems to be one of the most polyvalent words I have ever come across, meaning so many different concepts. People of so many different and opposing ideas often call themselves traditionalists. I have just spent seven years as a … Continue reading

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Teilhard du Chardin

Here is a fine article from The Rose in the Cross – Teilhard and me.I’ll just pick out a couple of points, because I don’t want disputes about evolution and creationism. I also don’t want any discussions about politics. I do … Continue reading

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An Adjusted View of Modernism

This is truly a vast subject to which my attention had been drawn by traditionalist and conservative polemics. All, the same, it deserves attention on one of these one-day wonder blog postings. I took the trouble to read J. Lewis … Continue reading

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Von Hügel and Tyrrell

I would like to offer you this text by Canon A. L. Lilley which is a part of the Preface to M. D. Petre, Von Hügel and Tyrrell, the story of a friendship, London 1937. Some might wonder what this … Continue reading

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