Tag Archives: Spirituality

Fools’ Gold?

A kind correspondent has written to me, particularly to draw my attention to an article written by (Fr) Tony Equale, a Roman Catholic priest who left the priesthood and became highly critical of classical Catholicism, especially the heritage of the … Continue reading

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A Reflection for Holy Week

Doing my rounds this morning, I came across this article The Virtue of Despair. I immediately identified with the reflection of the nihilist philosopher Nietzsche: Out of such abysses, from such severe sickness one returns newborn, having shed one’s skin, … Continue reading

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Terrena despicere?

Someone thoughtfully forwarded a link to me this morning – Reading Dreher with Schmemann and MacIntyre (and thus Marx). The subject is the so-called Benedict Option expressed in writings by Rod Dreher and others, especially in America. The article is … Continue reading

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A Message on Lent by Archbishop Mark Haverland

I found this touching message by our Metropolitan on Facebook: * * * ‘Lent’ is derived from the Germanic word for ‘spring’ through Anglo‑Saxon. ‘Lenz’ is still the word for spring in modern German. ‘Lent’ also is related to the … Continue reading

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Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

Here is a very poignant article by Fr Ray Blake in England – My God, my God why have you forsaken me? When I was in Rome (1985-86) at the Nepomucene College, there was a priest who had been tortured … Continue reading

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A Time with God

During my recent visit to the north of England, probably the first Sarum Mass ever in this Victorian church.

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The Island

I found this amazing film on YouTube: The Island (Остров in Russian) was made in 1986 towards the end of the Soviet regime and set in the barren icy wastelands of northern Russia. There is a poignant story behind the … Continue reading

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