Monthly Archives: October 2015

More liturgical matters

Again, I go into a subject from which there is little to conclude definitively. I do so because there have been a few exchanges between one blog and another. The real issue I read in these various posts is one … Continue reading

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A tough sell…

This is something to think about. Darkness comes over the world like in the Hitler or Stalin regimes or something like Orwell’s dystopia. The Party has the ultimate means of turning believers into atheists and correcting anyone with politically incorrect … Continue reading

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Gentrified Catholicism

Last Saturday, I attended a Confirmation ceremony of my wife’s thirteen-year old niece in a school chapel in Vesinet. This is quite a chic area near Versailles and in the Diocese by that name. The nineteenth-century houses are in leafy … Continue reading

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Mass of the Five Wounds

I had a comment asking for the English text of the Votive Mass of the Five Wounds, featuring in the Sarum missal and the fine translation by Canon Warren. It is a very beautiful devotion, paralleling devotion to the Sacred … Continue reading

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Book published

The T&T Clark Companion to Liturgy is now published. It contains a condensed version of my university work on the Roman rite of Mass from the Council of Trent and Pope Pius V. Chapter 6: The Roman Missal of the … Continue reading

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Anglo-Catholic conspiracies?

The author of More On Anglican Papalism seems to have bitten off a little more than he can chew when attempting a criticism of English Anglo-Papalism. It just doesn’t seem to match what I have experienced in my native country. … Continue reading

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Fr Stephen Smuts is back

On 20th September this year, Fr Stephen Smuts of the TAC in South Africa revived his blog: It’s Been a While… There are also some other articles on the blog since then. Fr Smuts is particularly interested in biblical archaeology. He … Continue reading

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