The problem is…

The problem is, to put it simply, Anglicanorum Coetibus, (the Apostolic Constitution , “AC”) is not a vehicle for unity of Anglo-Catholicism and the Roman Catholic Church; yet a lot of people seem to think it is. One reads of devout men and it has to be said, on the whole Clerics, that they have…

Response to "The Anglo-Catholic"

The following is a response to “Doc+” on The Anglo-Catholic blog… I think dear Father it is somewhat of an exaggeration to suggest that you (esp. the TAC) are the continuation of the Catholic Church that existed between the 2ndC and the mid-16thC in the British Isles?! For one that means bypassing the Reformation and…

Anglicanorum Coetibus UK latest developments…

From the Bishops Conference website; The bishops warmly received the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus, and its generosity towards those seeking full visible communion with the Holy See. They established a Commission to consider in detail the next steps in this process in England and Wales. They strongly reaffirmed their continuing commitment to ecumenical relations, working…

On the Apostolic Constitution

Dear Reader It has become to concern me somewhat of late, the over spin and positive gloss that some Reverend Colleagues are placing on the Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum Coetibus. The most recent example being a Pastoral Letter issued by +Louis Falk, head of the TAC in America, issued this past weekend (22/11/09). Taking my life…

Holy Relics

The Shrine of the Holy Relics, Maria Stein At Mass today we commemorated the Feast of Holy Relics – an ancient observance that fits well in its “recent” calendarial location in the octave of All Saints and following All Souls. An opportunity again to dwell on the fullness of the Communion of the Saints –…

All Saints & All Souls

My “60 Second Sermon” for BBC Radio Sussex 0750, All Saints Day 2009 I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen. And so say all of us Christians baptised into the faith of the Apostles!…

An introduction…

Pax Vobis My ministry in a nutshell? I am a simple priest without stipend ministering to the lost and strayed sheep most other Churches have, for a variety of reasons, mislaid or discarded and don’t seek after. The sorts of people I minister to are those whose lifestyle was not deemed reconcilable or whose self-expression…