Tag Archives: Spirituality

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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More on Godless Progress

My brother in the priesthood Fr Jonathan Munn has summed things up rather well in The Lie of Progress. I posted a comment there, which I quote here (with a couple of slight tweaks): Ideas are converging because you and … Continue reading

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I Knew It!

In the light of my most recent update of a comment on my Post-Enlightenment posting, I made a quick search for a relationship between Romanticism and the Scriptures, struck as I was when reading the Sehnsucht of German Idealism into … Continue reading

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Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

This may seem to be one of the most enigmatic sayings of the Gospels, just at a time when the Pope wants to rid the Lord’s Prayer of the notion “et ne inducas pas in tentationem“. What of the temptations … Continue reading

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The Blue Flower

In the light of my postings about Dr Ray Winch and the old Gregorian Club, a correspondent suggested that I might set up some kind of quarterly journal which I would set up and publish in a pdf file. I … Continue reading

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Wisdom for the coming Lent

Our Archdeacon, Fr Ray Thompson, has just sent out a circular message February 2018 My dear friends and colleagues, Do you ever wonder why Jesus went into the desert to be tempted by the devil for forty days? There is … Continue reading

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A Different View of Diversity

On my daily rounds of the Internet, I try to keep to things that are inspiring and positive, unlike news (whether fake or “official”), but I could not resist a comparison between someone giving a personal answer to the question … Continue reading

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