Monthly Archives: January 2013

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

When I was a teenager, I saw a new book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. It was something I never read. I didn’t seem to be able to relate to something like this at the time. I just … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day

I missed it yesterday, but Holocaust Memorial Day is something of great importance to us in Europe. It provides an opportunity for us to learn from what the Nazis did during World War II and the entire philosophical and political … Continue reading

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Congratulations

A number of articles in Deborah Gyapong’s Foolishness to the World refer to the ordination to the Roman Catholic priesthood of one of the former TAC bishops in Canada, Fr Carl Reid. I would like to extend my warmest congratulations … Continue reading

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Temptation on the High Seas

This morning, I discovered the harrowing story of Donald Crowhurst, who set out to circumnavigate the world in late 1968 as part of a race sponsored by the Sunday Times. The novelty of this event is that was non-stop. Landing, … Continue reading

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Septuagesima

It seems hardly any time since we were in Advent, and already we “bury” the Alleluia and the Gloria in excelsis (at least in the Use of Sarum). The Roman rite uses violet for the liturgical colour. Sarum tended to … Continue reading

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Of Hecklers and Bores

What makes the quality of a blog? I am not a journalist or a professional in this domain, but I do have a certain amount of hands-on experience over the years. I often have comments from people who don’t agree … Continue reading

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Requiem for Dom Klaus Schlapps

Tomorrow, I will be celebrating a Requiem Mass in the Use of Sarum for Dom Klaus Schlapps who died last Sunday, probably around 11am GMT tomorrow. Those who wish may unite themselves spiritually with this Mass from wherever they are, … Continue reading

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