Author Archives: Fr Anthony Chadwick

Huntingford Helm Impeder

What could this be? As I haven’t done a boating blog post for a while, and I usually share my technological improvements, here is my newest one. The problem is the oldest one in the book. When you are sailing … Continue reading

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Another Hanging Pyx

Here is another hanging pyx, in Dennington (Suffolk), courtesy of Fr Allan Barton in a Facebook article. The church is beautiful. I find it quite similar to mine (see Hanging Pyx Revisited), but with a more complex hoisting system involving … Continue reading

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Clerical Celibacy Debate

The thread on De spiritali amicitia that veered onto the subject of clerical celibacy in the Roman Catholic Church is now removed from that posting. The comments in themselves are germane and deserve to be kept, so I have transferred … Continue reading

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For the United Kingdom

The Scots have gone to the polls. I thought I should get this in before the results come out. I pray that the Scottish people will vote to remain with the United Kingdom and contribute to peace and our national … Continue reading

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De spiritali amicitia

It is quite a while since I wrote Aelred of Rievaulx and Friendship on the basis of the famous dialogue by Aelred of Rievaulx. Fr Hunwicke has just written two articles in this vein with the problem of homosexual “marriage” in … Continue reading

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Article about “20th century Sarum”

I have already mentioned St George’s in Sudbury in this blog. See Sarum in contemporary Roman Catholicism and Sarum in the Roman Catholic Church. The Rad Trad blog has just published Major Fetish in the Boutique: Sarum in the 20th Century with … Continue reading

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Taking the Flak

During World War II, many bombers carrying out raids in Germany and other Nazi-occupied territories got shot at by anti-aircraft guns. Those bullets and shells were collectively called flak. Pilots had to have nerves of steel to fly into the … Continue reading

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