Tag Archives: France

Le lendemain…

I’m sure my readers would like to know what I think of the results of the French presidential election and the victory of Emmanuel Macron. As with the events surrounding President Trump, I am confused and saddened by the conflicting … Continue reading

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La France!

Almost on the eve of the first ballot in the French Presidential election, we consider the many threats facing this country and the rest of Europe. Rod Dreher has just written The Grave Crisis Facing France. It is an analysis … Continue reading

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The French RC Continuum

I am probably the only Continuing Anglican priest with experience of French Catholicism, both in the Parisian mainstream and the traditionalist scene. I see many parallels between French Catholicism and Russian Orthodoxy: the identification of the Kingdom of God and … Continue reading

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The Vendée Genocide

When I was at seminary, a French historian came to give a lecture about the genocide in the Vendée in 1796, two years after Robespierre’s head had dropped into the basket. The people of that region of France (where I … 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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La Fête Nationale

I live in France, and tomorrow, the 14th of July, it is a national holiday that celebrates the storming of the Bastille in 1789. It was a symbolic event, since there were few prisoners in the place. One was the … Continue reading

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France is sinking!

I have been thinking a lot about the present situation in France. Simply put, the Socialist government of François Hollande and Manual Valls has forced through a bill for a new law governing employment and labour. The employers would have … Continue reading

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