Tag Archives: Church trappings

What is Catholicism?

This question comes up in my mind, and not for the first time. The idea came from a blog post written by a convert to Roman Catholicism with a highly critical attitude in regard to Continuing Anglicanism and even to … Continue reading

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And Thereto I Plight Thee My Troth

Since I seem to share my English “stuffiness” with Fr John Hunwicke, I share his most recent article Bishop Stephen Lopes and Remarried Divorcees which is more about the rite of marriage than the moral and sacramental issues of adultery … Continue reading

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Birettas

The subject of that odd square hat that goes on round heads has come up in the blog of my dear brother in the priesthood, Fr Jonathan Munn in Get a hat, get a head! I still have the birettas … Continue reading

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Hold up, sir John…

A few times, recently, some have thought it insulting to me to address me as “Mr Chadwick” so as to refuse recognition of my status as a cleric or a priest. Sometimes I would just be called Chadwick like when … Continue reading

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Theologically Modernist, Liturgically Traditionalist

The blog by this name, until now a newly-opened blog with no articles, is now in business. The sub-title I know nothing. There is nothing that I know. But the heart senses certain things might seem an anti-intellectual point of … Continue reading

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Another Hanging Pyx

Here is another hanging pyx, in Dennington (Suffolk), courtesy of Fr Allan Barton in a Facebook article. The church is beautiful. I find it quite similar to mine (see Hanging Pyx Revisited), but with a more complex hoisting system involving … Continue reading

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The Churches the Baroque Forgot

I am just back from Brittany and a fine two-week holiday of sailing and visiting. One thing we found surprising here in west Brittany is the good condition of the many fine medieval churches and a relative absence of baroque … Continue reading

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