Tag Archives: Mystery of Evil

Brutal Nihilism

Without divulging the source, I read this in a forum in response to some reflections about the extreme heatwaves in various parts of the world. “Most of us will perish in scorching heat waves lasting for months and months during … Continue reading

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Holy Week 2022

In two days is Palm Sunday and then the profoundly mysterious Holy Week containing ceremonies that we celebrate just once a year. I have to look through the ceremonies in case I have become “rusty” since last year. The space … Continue reading

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Is Putin a Romantic?

I found it quite difficult to recollect myself for Mass this morning as a thought kept stabbing into my mind – the similarity between Aleksandr Dugin’s ideas, representing Russian and European New-Right traditionalism and Romanticism, at least on the surface. … Continue reading

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Pushkin, not Putin

I try to understand the present crisis in philosophical terms. I am alarmed about Russia and its culture being “cancelled” and demonised. Like most people in the part of the world where I live, I believe that Putin is wrong … Continue reading

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The Long Table

A number of journalists have wondered why Putin only talks to people from each end of an enormously long table.Perhaps it is to avoid assassination by poisoning, something for which the Russians (or at least the re-named KGB and dark … Continue reading

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Lenten Iconoclasm

This is a couple of days early, but my little oratory is in Lenten Array for the first time. I modified the altar frontal from the old chapel to fit the smaller altar and to eliminate the wooden frame. The … Continue reading

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From Despair to Light

I read something yesterday which turned over in my mind, but at the same time I felt quite revolted about it. It was someone’s opinion about his refusal of all notion of God or meaning to life. He was not … Continue reading

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Be Brave

I was reading Rob Riemen’s little book Nobility of Spirit last night, which I have already read several times. The book is divided into several narratives to illustrate the main question of the human soul and the real meaning of … Continue reading

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Flogging made a bad man worse, and broke a good man’s heart

I answered another message about someone’s ideas about a political regime based on Old Testament law as advocated by the Reconstructionist movement. I have just found this video which is heavy going for one who is not used to American … Continue reading

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Christian Integralism and Humanism

This talk was inspired by some correspondence with a person who is wondering about what I would call a fundamentalist and puritan Christian totalitarian theocracy. I give a few elements of my refusal of such a system in favour of … Continue reading

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