Author Archives: Fr Anthony Chadwick

Message of Sympathy to the Archdiocese of Rouen

I wrote this message to the Archbishop of Rouen Mgr Dominique Lebrun, his clergy and faithful on their Facebook page and their website e-mail address: Je suis prêtre de The Anglican Catholic Church et j’habite à Hautot Saint Sulpice, donc … Continue reading

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Fr Jacques Hamel, Martyr

For the first time in my life, I have said Mass in honour of a Martyr the very day of his death. Until this morning, this retired priest of the Archdiocese of Rouen was helping out in his local parish, … Continue reading

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Horror on my own doorstep!

Update: the attackers are confirmed to have been Daesh terrorists. * * * I was horrified to hear about the hostage situation in the church of Saint Etienne de Rouvray near Rouen, about an hour’s drive from my home. By … Continue reading

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Dog Days

I was corresponding with a friend and mentioned the Dog Days. He asked me what they are. I had mentioned this period of the year in the northern hemisphere as when we get hot and lethargic, frustrated and perhaps peevish. … Continue reading

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Liturgists and Terrorists

It’s an old quip: the difference between a terrorist and a liturgist. You can negotiate with a terrorist – unless he cuts your throat with a knife or blows you up with a bomb shouting the middle-eastern equivalent of Heil … Continue reading

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A Basket of Crabs

Un panier de crabes doesn’t mean very much in English, but I was appalled on reading The Sacra Liturgia Conference has set the cause of the Reform of the Reform back by 20 years. That may not be a bad … Continue reading

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Eastward position back in the news

I don’t look at Roman Catholic news very often these days, so I go from hat tips coming from Dr Willam Tighe and Fr Hunwicke. On Orientophobia: Coming out of the Liturgical Closet. Update: Who’s Afraid of Ad Orientem? We … Continue reading

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