Author Archives: Fr Anthony Chadwick

Arnold Harris Mathew

Arnold Harris Mathew (1852-1919) was an enigmatic figure. I first discovered this character through the “usual” source, Peter Anson’s Bishops at Large. Anson portrayed Mathew as an unstable and vacillating person, perhaps even deceitful in regard to the Dutch Old … Continue reading

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Life on Mars and Religion

Does the credibility of our Faith depend on there being no life anywhere other than the planet Earth? See Methane on Mars: does it mean the Curiosity rover has found life? Some of the comments ask this very question, and … Continue reading

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New Facebook Group on the Use of Sarum

Facebook, despite its containing a lot of abysmal drivel, is a quick and easy way of discussing with short comments and having something “autonomous” requiring little attention from me. I also found that my Use of Sarum group on Yahoo … Continue reading

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The Abbot’s Lodge

I have just set up a new page on this blog that is open to comments. Before doing so, please read The Abbot’s Lodge. This is in response to a few comments of those who feel isolated, alienated from parish … Continue reading

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Pessimism

John Beeler wrote another well-reflected posting a few days ago – Pessimism about Catholic traditionalism is unfounded in my opinion – in response to my A Sobering Article. Whilst John tries to find a way to distinguish ideologically-motivated traditionalists from … Continue reading

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Great Article on Church Bureaucracy

Hat tip to Fr David Chislett – The Church Bureaucracies Have to Go – David Mills The article really concerns the Church of England, but the same bane is seen in all churches. I thank God that I belong to … Continue reading

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A Sobering Article

There is a blog on which fewer posts are put up, but when they are, they are well thought out and often profound. One is Gathering a Sense of the Lay of the Liturgical Land : The contemporary context. I … Continue reading

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