Tag Archives: Pastoral matters

Ceremonies of the Sarum Missal

A very kind friend bought and sent me a copy of R.J. Urquhart’s Ceremonies of the Sarum Missal. It is not a book I would have bought myself given its high price set by the publisher T&T Clark. I was … Continue reading

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Morality or Wholeness

One of the finest moral theologians I have known of was Fr Servais Pinckaers OP (1925 – 2008) who taught at Fribourg University. I was one of his students, and am proud of that fact. He is one of those … Continue reading

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To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite

I have been looking at an old article from 2013 on Western Rite Orthodoxy, a new proposition. I am staggered by the number of comments that followed my review of some ideas put out by Fr Anthony Bondi of the Russian … Continue reading

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La Douceur Pastorale

One thing that motivated me to go to the Institute of Christ the King at the end of my university studies in 1990 was the influence of Opus Sacerdotale, an association of French parish priests. In the 1970’s, they generally … Continue reading

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Our Church’s outreach in these uncertain times

Fr Jonathan Munn has come up with an excellent initiative on our Diocesan website: Material for use during the COVID 19 epidemic There are recordings of Mass from private chapels, including our Bishop who preached a lovely sermon yesterday. My … Continue reading

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Passion Sunday

Here is my recording of Mass and Sermon for Passion Sunday. The rite is the Use of Sarum in Latin except the Epistle and Gospel. I intend to record also the Masses of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, the Mass of … Continue reading

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Attend Mass by Live Streaming

Those who wish to attend Mass at home by live streaming may do so: Fraternity of St Peter St Eugene, Paris, France – via their YouTube channel and Facebook page. Mass every weekday at 7:00 pm local time (6 pm in the UK). … Continue reading

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One or Two Ideas…

As I celebrated Mass this morning, as always sine populo, I was aware of a great feeling of gratitude to be at Mass and receiving the Sacrament. Here in France, Italy and elsewhere, there can be no public Mass. We … Continue reading

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Romantic and Patristic Liturgy in Louis Bouyer

The work of Louis Bouyer (1913-2004) was a unique contribution to French ressourcement theology. A convert from Lutheranism and a French Oratorian, he followed John-Henry Newman in many ways, inspired by Newman’s patristic approach rather than a slavish conversion to … Continue reading

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Radical secularisation?

I have been having more of a look through the website of the Nordic Catholic Church, and in particular a short posting by Bishop Flemestad on The Church of the Future. The thought appears to be cogent, since it is … Continue reading

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