Tag Archives: Independent / Old Catholicism

Further Reflections on Independent Sacramental Churches

Dr William Tighe sent me an e-mail this morning with a reference to a book I bought some time ago – The Many Paths of the Independent Sacramental Movement (Independent Catholic Heritage) by John P. Plummer. I wrote Independent Sacramental … Continue reading

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Gallicanism, France’s “Anglicanism”

I have often expressed the idea of Anglicanism as an “English Gallicanism”. What was Gallicanism? The Wikipedia article is quite a good introduction from the historical point of view. Gallicanism is a rejection of ultramontanism; it is akin to a … Continue reading

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Looking for Ships

I’m finding this Looking for a Ship blog quite fascinating in its own right. It is run by Fr C, but it is not clear who this priest is or which institutional Church he belongs to. Perhaps he or one of … Continue reading

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Lots of Little Pointed Hats

Fr Jonathan Munn has now provoked me into a reflection about the Episcopate by writing Vaccinations for Purple Fever. In his turn, he found inspiration in my article about the less edifying aspects of our Church’s history. The Episcopate has been … Continue reading

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American Church? English Church?

Another fine article from Fr Jonathan Munn: Can there any good thing come out of America? I have been four times to the USA: January 1998 to Maryland, June 2002 and a year later to Tennessee and in December 2003 … Continue reading

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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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Who am I?

There is another fine posting by my brother in the priesthood, Fr Jonathan Munn – Fatally self-defined. At first sight, it may seem to coincide with my own discussions of Asperger Syndrome and the way some use it as an … Continue reading

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