Monthly Archives: April 2012

Old Salt Blog

I have just discovered Old Salt Blog – “a virtual port of call for all those who love the sea“. I am sure many a happy hour can be spent looking at the postings on this blog and the amazing … Continue reading

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Seine Estuary

Estuaries are funny place to sail, because you have to be careful of the tidal current and the current of the river flowing into the sea. If you don’t know what you’re doing, they can be dangerous. You can’t sail … Continue reading

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Monopoly on Diversity?

In the introduction to this blog, I mentioned a French radical-progressive organ called Golias. I emphasised that this blog, in spite of its title, has nothing to do with this highly ideologically-loaded tendency which is to be found not only … Continue reading

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Clergy Killers – indeed

HT – Fr Stephen Smuts My attention is drawn to an article – Toxic Congregations – about parishioners who behave in such a way as there is only one answer – close down the parish. But it might not be … Continue reading

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Indefectible Churches and Unsinkable Ships

Sometimes, one comes across new articles that show mounting anger against a certain kind of religion associated with American neo-conservative politics, bigotry and the many evils that put many people off Christianity altogether. Christianity is like the Titanic is an … Continue reading

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Re-post: Reflections about ‘vagante’ clergy and independent churches

Reflections about ‘vagante’ clergy and independent churches It is worth reading my article again and particularly the wealth of comments. The world of Goliard clergy is vast and more diverse than we can imagine, though I sympathise with the aspiration to … Continue reading

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A model of priestly life and vocation

Fr Jerome Lloyd has posted an article with the title Our Vocation. The conception is familiar to anyone who has come into contact with the Oratory of St Philip Neri. The Oratorian idea is taken and adapted to a situation … Continue reading

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