Monthly Archives: August 2013

Sally

Less than a month after I had my Rex put to sleep, my other dog Sally got her paw badly bitten by a dog. The paw is nearly healed. On the other hand she became lethargic, very weak and off … Continue reading

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Feast of the Assumption

Habitually, my wife and I are usually together at some campsite on this date, and the Mass of the Assumption is celebrated using my travelling Mass kit. This year, we are taking our week-long breaks separately for various reasons. So, … Continue reading

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Near Death Experience

I have been reading quite a bit about evidence for what we Christians believe, namely the immortality of the soul. When we see death, it looks so final, so hopeless, so irreversible. The absence of a departed loved one seems … Continue reading

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Being Poor, Non-Pelagian and Re-oriented

There’s a lovely article on Fr Ray Blake’s blog Poorer Church, a non-Pelagian Church, a re-Orientated Church. He naturally bases his ideas on what he has been hearing from Pope Francis. Poor Church? Few things make me more angry than … Continue reading

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My Goliards

I have been out of touch with the Ordinariate movement for a very long time, and I had more or less assumed that everything was cut and dried, sorted as they say up in Manchester. But as they also say … Continue reading

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Medieval Vestments

Modern Medievalism has a new article A look into the medieval parish church’s vestry: on vestments. The article is beautifully presented and illustrated. The explanations are very valuable, especially at an age where we can begin to wonder whether liturgical … Continue reading

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The Blogging Ministry

I begin with a hat tip to Fr Smuts for bringing the article to my attention. He makes no commentary himself, but gives the link to Seven Reasons Every Pastor Should Have a Blog. It obviously depends on what kind … Continue reading

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