Author Archives: Fr Anthony Chadwick

The Important Things

I have been through a time of sadness and anxiety, which I have shared with my father and my Bishop. Discretion demands that I should not give any details in this public blog, but rather to seek positive meanings in … Continue reading

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More Papal Bull

I invariably have other things to do when some new absurdity comes out of the Roman Catholic Church. The newest is that Pope Francis is being threatened by four Cardinal whistle-blowers over the issue of allowing civilly remarried divorcees to … Continue reading

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Bach’s Cantata on Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme

Quoted from the You Tube page: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 (1731) Boy Soprano: Alan Bergius Tenor: Kurt Equiluz Bass: Thomas Hampson Chorus master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden Tölzer Knabenchor Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt Concentus musicus Wien I. Chorus: Wachet … Continue reading

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Sarum Calendar 2017

Those of you who are interested in the Use of Sarum, or use it, can find the liturgical calendar on The Sarum Rite, a site run by Dr William Renwick, a Canadian professor of music. I quote his introduction to … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving 2016!

To my American friends, a happy Thanksgiving to you all, and wishing peace and God’s blessing for your nation. May those who govern and lead it be inspired by God’s grace and a sense of justice – doing the right … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the November Gloom

Naturally, the title of this posting only applies to those living in the northern hemisphere. The heavenly cycles go their way as predictably as a clock as it measures the cycles of time that mark our life and death in … Continue reading

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Oh dear! Prosciugare la Palude…

See The latest from Rome. When Benedict XVI abdicated, one intention of Pope Francis was in some way to “drain the swamp” in Rome, to coin the slogan now used by the Trump campaign / beginning of administration in America. … Continue reading

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