Tag Archives: Reflections

All Saints “in Coronatide”

Here is my spiritual conference for All Saints. Mass of the Feast will be celebrated tomorrow.

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The New Lockdown in France

Like everyone who lives in France, we waited for President Macron’s decision last Wednesday evening about what is to be done about the exponential rise of Covid-19 cases and increasing numbers of very sick people in the hospitals. We got … Continue reading

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Modernity and Christianity

THREE things today ring the alarm bells in my mind as I try to understand a civilisation from which I am about as distant as a monk! I always receive Dr William Tighe’s e-mails with frequently interesting links. The two … Continue reading

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Alan Watts

YouTube has an uncanny ability to monitor the kinds of subjects that are of interest to us and suggest relevant videos to watch. I have developed a prudent interest in Aldous Huxley and Alan Watts, two men of the “greatest … Continue reading

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Blogging

About a month ago, a friend put up a posting The future of blogs… I read the posting and sent in a comment. I tried to be constructively critical even though I was surprised to read his negative reactions to … Continue reading

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Identity and Diversity

I wrote the article Diversity and Inclusion yesterday and it was normal to receive some criticism from a fairly nationalist point of view disillusioned with the double standards of anti-non-white racism and anti-white racism. That is about the only way … Continue reading

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Diversity and Inclusion

“Diversity and inclusion” have become buzz words and they mean different things to different people. The most obvious meaning of diversity seems to be acceptance that different persons, cultures, races, personalities, etc. have equal right to favourable consideration in society. … Continue reading

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Optimism and Christian Humanism

This is not an easy time for either optimism or humanism when considering the depths of depravity to which human nature can plunge (with a thought of Calvin’s complete pessimism and that of Jansenism). I came across a very interesting … Continue reading

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Tourism

At the risk of repeating myself, I often have these thoughts about what mass tourism has done, quite apart from spreading infectious diseases like SARS-COVID-2. I have been around some of Europe and a few times to the USA for … Continue reading

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Self Reliance

This is a theme on which I have already touched in my posting about Transcendentalism which I encountered through Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson was distinguished through his Self-Reliance. It is a point that is still uppermost in my … Continue reading

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