Tag Archives: Spirituality

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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Consecration to the Heart of Mary in solidarity with all Catholics

I have discovered that some traditional Roman Catholics are intending to use a special prayer of consecration to the Mother of God in the midst of their concerns. The original version, specific to Roman Catholic use, is found here. Those … Continue reading

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O for the Wings of a Dove

No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory … Continue reading

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To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite

I have been looking at an old article from 2013 on Western Rite Orthodoxy, a new proposition. I am staggered by the number of comments that followed my review of some ideas put out by Fr Anthony Bondi of the Russian … Continue reading

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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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Insanae et vanae curae

Insanae et vanae curae invadunt mentes nostras,saepe furore replent corda, privata spe.Quid prodest, O mortalis, conari pro mundanis,si coelos negligas?Sunt fausta tibi cuncta, si Deus est pro te. Frantic and futile anxieties invade our minds; they oftenfill our hearts with … Continue reading

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