Tag Archives: Reflections

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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The Ungodly Dystopia

A friend of mine who is a scientist wrote this on his Facebook: * * * “The Church has degenerated into factional disputation. As Paul VI said it is “engaged in a process of self-destruction.” The Magisterium equates “love” with … 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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Christmas 2021

My reflection on Christmas is fairly unusual in that I spent this great feast of the Incarnation of the λόγος alone. I was about to say for the first time, but it was also the case when I was living … 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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Beauty for Ashes

As I prepared to say Mass today of the Feast of St Nicholas of Myra, three little words came into my mind and filled all my thoughts – Beauty for ashes. They come from Isaiah 61. The Spirit of the … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Advent

This is the second of this series of devotions and organ music for the Sundays of Advent J.S. Bach, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 739 St Paul announces the Messiah of all Jews and Gentiles alike. And there shall … Continue reading

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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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