Tag Archives: Religious fanaticism

Benedict Option Revisited

Rod Dreher has just published The Religious Right: A Eulogy. I have no personal experience of American religion other than a short year with an expatriate American community called the Oblates of Wisdom in Rome in 1985-86. American Roman Catholicism … Continue reading

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The Fatal Flaw

It is a constant theme: Anglicanism is intrinsically flawed by its comprehensiveness and doctrinal relativism because of the lack of a teaching authority (magisterium).  It is one argument that convinces Anglicans who are new to it to become Roman Catholics. … Continue reading

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Wisdom

My wife found this (probably on Facebook): La religion ne  transforme pas les hommes en criminels; ce sont les criminels qui utilisent la religion comme alibi de leur soif de pouvoir. Translation: Religion does not turn people into criminals. It’s … Continue reading

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Article on Fundamentalism

A comment in this blog and an e-mail from one of my brother priests drew my attention to Fundamentalism is intellectual suicide by an Orthodox abbot. He does not go very much into the question of what fundamentalism is in … Continue reading

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Earthquake at Palmar de Troya!

HT to Jean-François Mayer – Église palmarienne: Grégoire XVIII perd la foi et va se marier, le nouveau pape Pierre III est un Suisse This must be a cataclysm in the Palmarian Church (see Palmar de Troya to know what … Continue reading

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Fraud or Illusion?

I have just written the third of a thread of comments concerning Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (1905-1991) and the Roman Catholic traditionalist movement. I have seen some of Patrick’s articles in his own blog, and he obviously said his piece to … Continue reading

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Antipopes

I learned today of the death of Bishop Maurice Archieri a few days ago at the age of 93 years. Who was he? He was an automobile mechanic (highly skilled and honourable trade) who claimed the Papacy under the name … Continue reading

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Keep it personal and tolerant

I was sent this interesting little article: On the Down Side of Institutionalized Religion – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson. A better lesson learned seems to be: if you want to be religious, keep it personal and tolerant, avoid tendencies … Continue reading

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It’s all the fault of religion!

I had a phone conversation with my father a few days ago, and the subject of the troubles in the world came up. My father reacted by saying “It’s all the fault of religion”. Now, what should I have said? … Continue reading

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The Dark Side

The expression is hackneyed, between the rasping breath of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker ready to save the universe once again with his light sabre. The Dark Side of the Force… Yet, Star Wars was based on human mythology and … Continue reading

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