Monthly Archives: January 2013

Vicars and motorbikes: pastoring the young then and now

During one of the early discussions about the ‘Anglican Patrimony’, it was suggested to me that Anglican clergy thought of themselves as Vicar of everyone in their parish, while Catholic clergy pastored the Catholic families in their area. Is this true? … Continue reading

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English or Roman: a reflection on different Uses

English Use or Roman  Use: it was a live question when I was a server in the 60’s, and we certainly knew the difference! There were two churches in the town, and both would have described themselves as ‘Anglo-Catholic’ but … Continue reading

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Sunday in France

I regard myself as fortunate in that, when I am in France on a Sunday, I can walk to Mass in the next village: every Sunday at 11 am.  I am told that in one parish in this Diocese the … Continue reading

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Reform, renewal and continuity: understanding Vatican 2

Archbishop Gerhard Müller, the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, warns us against extremist views concerning the Second Vatican Council. There are those in both the traditionalist and progressive camps that see the Council as … Continue reading

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The liturgical patrimony of the Ordinariate: some initial reflections

“And as they were eating, (Jesus) took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” (Mark 14:22 RSV)” Read the words in black: do the words in red.” However inadequate … Continue reading

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