Tag Archives: Independent / Old Catholicism

Dom Klaus Schlapps

I have just received the news that Dom Klaus Schlapps of the Abbey of Saint Severin in Germany died yesterday afternoon of a heart attack. This community had recently been accepted as a part of the Nordic Catholic Church and … Continue reading

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Re-reforming Anglicanism?

I always enjoy reading the Old High Churchman and the reasoned reflections of Archbishop Peter Robinson, a case in point being his most recent Keeping Things Tidy. As usual, I see the same binary choice being offered between an idealised … Continue reading

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Is the Society of St Pius X Old Catholic?

This question is asked by Bishop Chandler Holder Jones in SSPX. Here is his article: The Priestly Society of Saint Pius X, the most well-known Latin Rite traditionalist movement, now appears to be, by the description of its Superior General … Continue reading

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Is free Catholicism cognitively dissonant and/or deeply dishonest?

I can sometimes understand why atheists like Richard Dawkins would have things in such a way as Christians would be no more acceptable in society than Holocaust deniers and flat-earth fanatics. Perhaps he would like to be a new Robespierre … Continue reading

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Fragile Unity

I have just been looking at Retro-church and its recent articles. Go over there, read them and come back here: An Appeal from the Continuing Anglican Churches to the ACNA and Associated Churches – the background, already linked to and … Continue reading

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John XXIII, the Old Catholic Pope?

My attention was drawn to this article on an ultra-traditionalist website. Naturally, the ultra-traditionalists, sedevacantists or whatever, intend to express the idea that Vatican II was set up against the reactionary position of Pius IX and the definitions of Vatican … Continue reading

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What Justifies our Existence?

What justifies our existence? By this I don’t mean our individual lives as human persons, but our continuing as priests, little sacramental Christian communities, or whatever. We often find ourselves in impossible situations like a boat in rough sea. There … Continue reading

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