Tag Archives: Reflections

The Lost Chord

In the early 1990’s a friend in London introduced me to a periodical and a series of cassette tapes intended to reproduce the style of the BBC Home Service of before World War II. I wrote about this stuff long … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Advent

I have been thinking about some kind of outreach since the time I recorded Mass in my old chapel. The events in my life up to and since last April and my move here to the Mayenne affected me very … Continue reading

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The Sign of Contradiction

I awoke from a dream this morning in which I was approached by some priests I knew in the 1990’s, all dead now. They suggested that my canonical situation in regard to the Roman Catholic Church could be “sorted out” … Continue reading

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Celibacy and Vocation

The crisis in France concerning the Church and paedophile clergy festers on with discussions on TV (which I don’t watch except occasionally on YouTube) and Facebook threads. One such is to be found on a group dedicated to the Ordinariate. … Continue reading

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Exclusivity

Exclusivity / inclusivity, these are two buzz words that often determine the relationship between an individual person and a corporate entity like a local or wider church. One of my brother priests has done a YouTube talk on commitment in … Continue reading

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Divorce

I was looking through the website of the Nordic Catholic Church and found a spiritual reflection on the subject of divorce. I won’t elaborate on my personal situation other than the need to lead a clean and honest life and … Continue reading

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More on Proselytism

New addition. See towards the end of this posting for a dialogue between a Lutheran pastor and a conservative Roman Catholic priest. * * * This is not the first time I have written on this subject, but it is … Continue reading

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Spiritual Death and Life

I am constantly coming across texts that tell us that belief in God (adherence to a religion?) is decreasing in France and other European countries. Americans refer to such people as nones, those who would tick the box in a … Continue reading

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Free Sacramental Christianity

I spent a moment today listening to Damian Thompson being interviewed on the subject of Pope Francis’ ideas of synodality, the same talk-shop and hot air as in most Churches. Who, apart from professional bureaucrats, would have the least interest … Continue reading

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Clericalism

My attention has been drawn to an article about clericalism. Bringing priests into balance by Leila Marie Lawler. The subject seems to have come up because the Pope seems to put all the blame in this respect on the traditionalists. … Continue reading

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