Tag Archives: Priesthood

Twentieth Anniversary of my Priestly Ordination

Time goes by so quickly. St John the Baptist’s Day is approaching, and I will be afloat somewhere on the River Aulne. Some recent discussions brought my ordination to mind, which is found on my blog at: Nativity of Saint … Continue reading

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Vocation

After withdrawing from a particularly negative view of things as expressed in a certain blog, I turned more attentively to my nautical plans – only clothes and bathroom things into a dry bag, and everything will be just about ready … Continue reading

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John Bruce and Priestly Formation

There have been several new postings on the same old blog: Random Updates Centering On Priestly Formation How Seriously Should The Church Take A Reformed Background? But Wait! It’s On Facebook! I Can’t Link To What Ain’t There! It seems … Continue reading

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Silver Jubilee of my Diaconate

I was ordained a deacon twenty-five years ago (as of tomorrow 19th March) by Cardinal Pietro Palazzini in the seminary chapel of the Institute of Christ the King at Gricigliano. He was the same prelate who ordained the late Fr … Continue reading

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Priests on the Spectrum?

Fr Ray Blake has written an article about the question of compatibility between high-functioning autism (or Aspergers) and the religious and priestly vocations. Wounded Healers I find the article sensitively written, though I doubt there are that many priests on … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff

Over the past three years, I have taken very little interest in the Roman Catholic Church and its Jesuit Pope. I have on occasion heard that Pope Francis is a bully with priests who work in the Vatican (well, at … Continue reading

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Birettas

The subject of that odd square hat that goes on round heads has come up in the blog of my dear brother in the priesthood, Fr Jonathan Munn in Get a hat, get a head! I still have the birettas … Continue reading

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