Tag Archives: Ecumenism

The Nordic Catholic Church and Gnosticism

Update from 5th March 2020. I have received various bits of new information and I am concerned not to be an obstacle in the developing relationship between our churches. Bishop Flemestad has a remarkably lucid philosophical view of the fundamental … Continue reading

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Idealism, Realism and Churches

My intuition of going the philosophical way seems to be confirmed by my posting on the recent developments in the American Anglican world and the emerging Old Catholicism from the Nordic Catholic Church and the PNCC. I am confronted by … Continue reading

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Square Pegs in Round Holes

JV who often comments here has written an interesting posting for his blog – Unity or Coexistence? One cannot but wonder if some traditionalist Christians have simply missed the bus. JV is very lucid about these matters like in an … Continue reading

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Fr Jonathan Munn on St Vincent of Lerins

Further to my previous article Vincent of Lerins and Organic Development concerning our understanding of Tradition in the Church, Fr Jonathan Munn has written Reflexive Catholicism. He sets Vincent of Lerins in the historical context, which is important for any theological … Continue reading

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Pristinos dies?

The title comes from the Vulgate version of Hebrews x.32: Rememoramini autem pristinos dies in quibus inluminati magnum certamen sustinuistis passionum But recall the former days in which, after you were illuminated, you endured a great struggle with sufferings This … Continue reading

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Mystical Aestheticism

I come to a subject that is quite related to some other posts I have written on Romanticism and “neo-medievalism” in the nineteenth century and up to the outbreak of World War I. This term is coined by Embryo Parson … Continue reading

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Herding Cats and Continuing Anglican Ecumenism

I often get comments lamenting the disunion of various jurisdictional bodies of Continuing Anglicans with their various emphases in matters of theology, notably the appeal of historical Catholicism on one side and fidelity to the rigour of the Reformation on … Continue reading

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