Author Archives: Fr Anthony Chadwick

Even when Judas hanged himself, there was a storm too…

I love the old Clint Eastwood films! One of my favourites is The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. This film involves a Mexican by the name of Tuco, a professional bandit and brother of a Franciscan priest. From 3 … Continue reading

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Death

This is Holy Week, during which we meditate about human wickedness and perversity in the minds of official religious clerics, regardless of the faith they claim. We contemplate the death of Christ, and throughout Lent, we have considered our own … Continue reading

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Quomodo sedet sola civitas plena populo

Quomodo sedet sola civitas plena populo; facta est quasi vidua domina gentium; princeps provinciarum facta est sub tributo. “How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! How is she become as a widow! She that was great … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

This is an interesting article – Maundy Thursday Musings. Indeed we have two notions of Maundy Thursday. The Roman rite celebrates it as a feast with white vestments, the Gloria in excelesis and the transfer of the Blessed Sacrament to … Continue reading

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Meaningless and Vulgar Reformations

Fr Jonathan Munn has done it again! Reform of the reform of the reform of the…. Indeed, every time there is a reformation, there are schisms and protests. I sometimes wonder whether a religion that needs to be reformed did … Continue reading

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Another Audience with the Cardinal

No, I have not applied to join the Ordinariate! As last time, His Eminence Lord Cardinal de Paluel is not a Prince of the Church, but a buoy half way between Veulettes sur Mer and Saint Valéry en Caux. It … Continue reading

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Evangelisation

It’s quite a mouthful of a word. I found the postings by Deborah Gyapong – Fr Ray Blake writes on evangelization and the article she describes – He asks some important questions about whether people are really serious about evangelizing. There … Continue reading

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Schism?

Schism seems like quite a dirty word to beat someone’s head over with. It merely means division or a split. One may have the impression that some Church-of-England Anglicans are / were going by absolutist Roman Catholic ecclesiology for the … Continue reading

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Saint Aubin

I took the boat to Saint-Aubin, the next port to the east from Veules les Roses. It was a fairly gentle west wind and a strong current in the same direction. That gave manageable waves but a combined drift and … Continue reading

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Harsh Judgement on Romanticism

My attention was drawn to this quite heavy philosophical piece – Carl Schmitt on Romanticism as a Form of Occasionalism, with a hat tip to David Sullivan who sometimes comments here. I won’t go into the philosophical details or try … Continue reading

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