Author Archives: Fr Anthony Chadwick

Sailing Analogies

I quite often look at the French traditionalist Forum Catholique which had a posting that caught my attention: Celui qui ne tire pas les bords dans un archipel, va passer droit sur un rocher… Quand le vent est stable, quand … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man

I occasionally look at David Virtue’s site and found an article on his visit to Prague and his reflections about missionary work in eastern Europe in the Communist era and the evaporation of Christianity in our time. He also visited … Continue reading

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Original Sin

I have just been reading this article on original sin from a “liberal” point of view. The author’s thesis is that this doctrine needs to be “reviewed, reformulated, or even discarded”. The ideas he expressed fit in entirely with my … Continue reading

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In the Midst of Life…

Something quite scary happened to me this morning. I woke up at about 5am needing to go to the bathroom. About two steps from the bed, my head reeled and my legs gave way under me – I had collapsed. … Continue reading

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A Boat named Sarum

I had the most amazing stroke of luck today, that of finding a dinghy hull for only fifty euros – and close to my home. It and several others are being sold by an association specialising in helping young people … Continue reading

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Romanticism and Modernism

Someone sent me a link to this most illuminating article. Owen Barfield’s Critical Semantics: Diagnosing Modernity in History in English Words I make my living by translating texts, substituting concepts in French by equivalent English ones, using the most appropriate … Continue reading

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Sarum Chant

This recording has been around for a number of years and is now on Youtube. With a Canterbury cap tip to Rad Trad, I reproduce this link. See Sarum Christmas Mass. I made the observation over there: I was in … Continue reading

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