Monthly Archives: June 2012

First the TAC, then the SSPX

Update from 2nd July 2012 – The choice of the Pope is Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller for the CDF. It’s now official. * * * I had a look at a traditionalist RC site this morning that said in effect … Continue reading

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Nietzsche, Christianity and Weakness

The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is best known for having said that God is dead. Our literalist minds would take him as meaning that God had been a living being and had ceased to live. Did he not mean … Continue reading

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Eliminating Atheism by Force

Several blogs have come up with the tragic story of an Orthodox priest who had to bury his own son. This was Aaron Kimel, the son of Fr Alvin F. Kimel, an American priest who was originally Anglican, became Roman … Continue reading

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The Sun sets on the Priesthood

This interesting article has appeared – An age of disarray and shifting allegiances. The content is harrowing, but has been matched by the French Roman Catholic dioceses for decades. Under the former Bishop of Poitiers, Mgr Albert Rouet, replacing the … Continue reading

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Apostates and Excluded Clergy

I have not written anything on the Anglo-Catholic since the end of August 2010, and I simply have not gone along with what some might term as “ordinariate fever”. Deborah Gyapong has written a sensitive (albeit timid) posting about priests … Continue reading

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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist and Anniversary of Priestly Ordination

I was ordained a priest on the 24th June 1998 by Bishop Raymond Terrasson, an independent bishop consecrated in the Ngô-Dinh-Thuc succession. Fourteen years have elapsed since that day at which clergy and friends were present. My ordination took place … Continue reading

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Revamped website

I have just revamped and simplified my Civitas Dei website. It has become a personal website and less “institutional”. Much of the content has been on the web for more than ten years. I hope you still find it interesting … Continue reading

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