Author Archives: Fr Anthony Chadwick

Repairing Engines and Inner Peace

At last, I have begun to fulfil my intention of January 2013 to read the famous philosophical novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. I had obviously understood very little before acquiring the book and beginning to read it. Last … Continue reading

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Principles of Law

In England, everything is permitted except what is forbidden. In Germany, everything is forbidden except what is permitted. In France, everything is allowed, even what is prohibited. In the USSR, everything is prohibited, even what is permitted. Winston Churchill

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Taking Positions

I have been away for the weekend, notably being at our Council of Advice meeting in London. Despite the strike in the port of Calais, I planned an alternative route thanks to my ferry company allowing passengers onto ships at … Continue reading

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Christian Communities

Another fine reflection with Desperation. The bottom line seems to be what we do to create an alternative lifestyle so that Christianity can survive in our life. What alternative can we offer to secular society? The most “intensive” kind of … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy and Catholicism

Not intending to stir up old embers for the Blowout department, this is a fine article – Distinctions between Orthodoxy and Catholicism. Many of us Anglicans joke cynically about the “two one true churches”. I really am far beyond having … Continue reading

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Understanded of the People

The twenty-fourth of the thirty-nine Articles deals with the question of the language in which the liturgy is celebrated and the Bible read. It is a question of using the language we speak in our everyday lives, usually our mother … Continue reading

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The Use of Sarum in the Roman Catholic Church

This link has come up in the comments to previous posts, but it merits being given a higher profile. A Case for the Restoration of the Sarum Rite in the Roman Catholic Church by Bernard Brandt. This acutely intelligent person … Continue reading

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