Monthly Archives: August 2014

Commercialisation + Alienation = Radicalisation

Forgive the jargon words of the title of this post. In the face of all the hand-wringing about the ‘radicalisation’ of Muslim young men, I want to reflect on what happened to the British youth sceneĀ from the 1960’s: its subversion … Continue reading

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A hymn for the Ordinariate

  Among a number of gifts at the time of my ordination last year was a subscription to ‘Magnificat’. Each month the booklet arrives, containing for each day a form of prayer for morning and evening, the Mass readings and … Continue reading

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The ‘English Use’ – is it a liturgical cul-de-sac?

Personal customs and habits in the priest celebrating the Mass were very common among Anglo-Catholics. Indeed, some churches prided themselves on ‘the way we do it at St X’s’ . While it was hardly a problem for the vicar, in … Continue reading

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When words are used to hide the truth 5

The western world is very nervous about what it calls ‘judgemental attitudes’. In order to make sure that moral decisions are not ‘pre-judged’ it prefers morally ‘neutral’ words. One of the most obvious examples is the way in which ‘abortion’ … Continue reading

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