Monthly Archives: February 2017

Another Experience of Life

Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. Those that are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of the others. Christopher Columbus I have just been re-reading my posting Aristocracy of … Continue reading

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Priests on the Spectrum?

Fr Ray Blake has written an article about the question of compatibility between high-functioning autism (or Aspergers) and the religious and priestly vocations. Wounded Healers I find the article sensitively written, though I doubt there are that many priests on … Continue reading

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Early Modern English

Archbishop Haverland has been on Facebook, exhorting us priests to get it right with memorized texts like the doxology after a collect: All traditional clergy should commit to memory the basic rule for expanding a collect ending to full Trinitarian … Continue reading

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Glitter Ashes

I thought I had heard them all! This is going “viral” on Facebook. A number of people responded to the provocation to express indignation or wonder whether it is a joke. Even some gay people object to this aberration and … Continue reading

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Aspie Days in Lille

I went to the second day of Aspie Days in Lille (near the Belgian border). It was quite fascinating and I might venture to say, illuminating. It was the first time I had met people diagnosed with Aspergers and other … Continue reading

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A Certain Sense of Style

As Clint Eastwood would say, “You guys sure have a certain sense of style”. Here’s an amazing video from Palmar de Troya. Photography in their church used to be strictly forbidden. I am surprised that the ceremonies seem to be … Continue reading

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Temple Grandin

I have just made the discovery of an amazing American woman by the name of Temple Grandin. I have just ordered the DVD by her name, a film about her life as an autistic. You can find clips from this … Continue reading

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