Tag Archives: Spirituality

Northern Brittany

I haven’t done very much on this blog for a long time, since I became preoccupied with the situation in the Ukraine. It is still a worry for us all, out of empathy in people driven out of their homes … 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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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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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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If Music be the Food of Love…

I have just been listening to a conversation between three French priests and two informed layman on a YouTube forum by the name of Club des Hommes en Noir hosted by the French Catholic journal L’Homme Nouveau. Que signifie “être … 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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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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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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Academy of Ideas

I have been enjoying many videos from the Academy of Ideas. In the description, we find: We create videos explaining the ideas of history’s great thinkers. We do this to help supply the world with more knowledge, to empower the … Continue reading

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