Tag Archives: Roman Catholicism

More about Archbishop Ngô-Đình Thục

I have been reading the book I mentioned in my posting Tic-Tac-Thuc on Archbishop Ngô-Đình Thục who had lived off the top of the hog in Vietnam with his nasty brothers, a little like Saddam Hussein in Irak. I’m afraid … Continue reading

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Tic-Tac-Thuc

In this way, Archbishop Pierre Martin Ngô-dinh-Thục was irreverently referred to by someone I knew in Fribourg in the late 1980’s – Tic-Tac-Thuc. By then, he was already banalised and ridiculed in contrast with Archbishop Lefebvre, and compared with colourful … Continue reading

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The mask comes away…

I have come across a review of a book on the history of Vatican I (1870) in Vatican I, Pius IX, and the problem of ultramontanism. The article is published in a Roman Catholic site, and criticism from such a … Continue reading

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Be careful about what you ask for!

The Pope’s Earthly empire is laid to rest – Italian anti-clerical drawing from 1870 It was in 2014 that I wrote in Aristocracy of the Spirit: I had a long conversation with two friends in London a few days ago about … Continue reading

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Papal Bull

Some may wonder whether I would weigh in on the “big story” about Archbishop Viganò and his “whistle-blowing” on Pope Francis. It is far “above my pay grade” (I have no independent information) and I spent only fifteen years as … Continue reading

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The Enemy Below

The title of this posting is suggestive of a classic film about submarine hunting during World War II. It makes me think also of the mystery of good and evil in human personalities. The more I encounter or read about … Continue reading

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Anglicanorum Coetibus Hermeneutics

In about 2010 and the following year, we were all speculating about Anglicanorum coetibus and whose petition it was answering. Mrs Deborah Gyapong has written Syncretism? Bait and switch? A look at reality in the Ordinariates for Catholics of Anglican Patrimony. … Continue reading

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