Monthly Archives: December 2015

Incitation to Hatred

I have had to refuse another comment, and I had to make another examination of conscience. Do I have the right to refuse comments because I do not agree with the expressed opinions? I have said it before – I … Continue reading

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The Banality of Evil

Last night I watched the incredibly well-acted film Conspiracy with Kenneth Branagh as the monstrous Nazi SS psychopath Reinhard Heydrich (1904 – 1942) who was nicknamed the Butcher of Prague. Click on the title of the film for the best … Continue reading

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The grotesque side of Christmas

It is not difficult to understand the captions: – Le village du Père Noël – The village of Father Christmas, the dark satanic mills of China where children labour excessive hours with about the equivalent pay of children in the … Continue reading

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Anarchy and Community

I greatly appreciate the reflections of Fr Jonathan Munn in Possession, pomposity and power, in which he makes the point that true monastic obedience is in regard to the community and not simply the Abbot. Many years ago, I was … Continue reading

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Borscht for Brains

I am increasingly enjoying Fr Hunwicke’s wit and sense of the absurd. The question is asked: Who is entitled to use the Pope Francis Missal? Where have I already seen the nit-picking among some members of the Roman patriarchate? Oh … Continue reading

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2016 Ordo

For those who do not yet have their liturgical calendars, Anglican Catholic Church – based on the 1928 American Prayer Book and the Anglican Missal. It is ordered online. It contains the essential information needed for the Mass and Office, … Continue reading

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Chassez le naturel, il revient au galop

I have always appreciated the writings of Umberto Eco. He made his name as a writer through the story most of us know, The Name of the Rose. Like Foucault’s Pendulum, it is a story of intrigue and teasing the … Continue reading

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