Tag Archives: Modernism

Elite Christianity

I suppose this is yet another variation on the old theme. I am occasionally confronted with the view according to which I must relate to the “masses” and adapt my religion as a priest in order to minister to all … Continue reading

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Fraud or Illusion?

I have just written the third of a thread of comments concerning Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (1905-1991) and the Roman Catholic traditionalist movement. I have seen some of Patrick’s articles in his own blog, and he obviously said his piece to … Continue reading

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Pessimism

John Beeler wrote another well-reflected posting a few days ago – Pessimism about Catholic traditionalism is unfounded in my opinion – in response to my A Sobering Article. Whilst John tries to find a way to distinguish ideologically-motivated traditionalists from … Continue reading

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Romanticism and Modernism

Someone sent me a link to this most illuminating article. Owen Barfield’s Critical Semantics: Diagnosing Modernity in History in English Words I make my living by translating texts, substituting concepts in French by equivalent English ones, using the most appropriate … 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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The Minority of the Minority

The Real Live One blog, to my delight, has truly come alive with thought-provoking reflections. The two I most have in mind are the most recent. Gathering a Sense of the Lay of the Liturgical Land : Traditional Catholicism From … Continue reading

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Very odd motivations

I have just found a new comment of Surviving Modernism. I disagree, somewhat. I’m an Orthodox monk currently being received into the Catholic Church. One of the major factors in my decision to swim the Adriatic to the West, was … Continue reading

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