Monthly Archives: April 2014

Off to England

I’m offline for a few days to visit my father up in the north of England. I will then be at our Diocesan Synod in Westminster next Saturday. This is a temps fort for our communion around our Bishop and … Continue reading

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Vocation

I have been in a discussion on the longhair forum, and a poignant message came in: I been getting stressed over growing long hair and so far to me I feel it’s not worth it. I thought of positive and … Continue reading

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Being Yourself

We are definitely in a new Romantic era as I listen to this young American! It is a temptation to dismiss the millennial generation, but actually many of them have broken away from the dictatorship of the old century and … Continue reading

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The Sainted Popes

I saw some of the ceremony this morning on television at the behest of my wife. I have walked many times up the Via della Conciliazione and across St Peter’s Square with hardly more than the company of pigeons. This … Continue reading

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The End of Eschatology

It reads like a begorrah reporter wearing bright green wellies and carrying a piglet under his arm, looking forward to certain journalistic ideas of reform in the Church, but there are quite a few independent reports of this incident. (By … Continue reading

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Cecilian Movement

I have written a couple of articles recently about Don Lozenzo Perosi and his major compositions, in particular his oratorios and secular orchestral works. I mentioned his church music in passing, for its style is totally different. These works are … Continue reading

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A reflection on Lent

Thinking about Lent now that it is over, I return to a favourite quote by Oscar Wilde as he suffered his incarceration in the 1890’s: Reformations in morals are as meaningless and vulgar as Reformations in theology. But while to … Continue reading

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