Monthly Archives: October 2016

A glimmer of hope?

I do my best to keep the hysteria at bay faced with the American election, the French equivalent next year and Brexit. Conspiracy theorists and fundamentalist Christians love to produce videos telling us that the end is nigh due to … Continue reading

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New Oxford Movement

I have just seen something from Fr Anthony Clavier on Facebook about the question of a new Oxford Movement, with a quote from an inaccessible website: We shouldn’t compromise the traditions of High Church worship. But if we think the … Continue reading

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Benedict Option Revisited

Rod Dreher has just published The Religious Right: A Eulogy. I have no personal experience of American religion other than a short year with an expatriate American community called the Oblates of Wisdom in Rome in 1985-86. American Roman Catholicism … Continue reading

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Missale Sarum

I once posted a link to a Latin Sarum missal on New Rendering of Dickinson Sarum Missal in Latin and found that the site and file were gone. Fortunately I saved a copy which I have posted on As the Sun … Continue reading

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Altar Cards

There is an interesting article on Altar Cards & Last Gospels. The image above shows the extreme caricature, of extra-large cards presumably for a priest with poor eyesight. The three altar cards have become as traditional a feature of post-Tridentine … Continue reading

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Sarum Order of Mass in English

I have just added the Surum Order of Mass in English in its full version with the rubrics and a simplified version for use at the altar which presumes that the priest has learned the ceremonies. I find this methodology … Continue reading

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The Fatal Flaw

It is a constant theme: Anglicanism is intrinsically flawed by its comprehensiveness and doctrinal relativism because of the lack of a teaching authority (magisterium).  It is one argument that convinces Anglicans who are new to it to become Roman Catholics. … Continue reading

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