Stretchy Anglicans

From the scholarly William Tighe:Walton Hannah (1912 – 1966) was a Church of England clergyman who wrote a famous exposé of freemasonry called Darkness Visible. He became a Roman Catholic and left England for Canada (I think because of masonic harassment). In 1957 he wrote a pamphlet explaining the crisis which was current in the Church [Read More...]

The Domestic Monastery

I’m guest blogging for the Anchoress this week, and writing on monasticism. Jump over here for a short post on the application of monastic wisdom in family life. [Read more...]

Sublimity or Sanctity?

If you are a convert to the Catholic faith from Lutheranism of Anglicanism or any other form of tasteful religion, then you will have to deal with Catholic kitsch. What are we to do with the trashy trinkets, the horrid holy cards, the sappy statues? How do you put up with the banal hymns, bad [Read More...]

Spirituality and Religion 2

What is the relationship between spirituality and religion? Spirituality is subjective. The Catholic Religion is objective. Spirituality is the genius. Religion is the discipline. Spirituality is the heart. Religion is the mind and body. Spirituality is the vine. Religion is the trellis. Spirituality is the music. Religion is the notes on the page and the [Read More...]

Spiritual but not Religious?

What’s all this “spiritual but not religious” claptrap? Saying you’re spiritual but not religious is like saying you love food, but hate cooking. Let’s take it further. You love food but hate cooking? That means you can’t be bothered to learn to cook. You can’t be bothered to study food and a meal and how [Read More...]

The Vicar on Marriage

Guest blogger, The Rev’d Humphrey Blytherington is Vicar of St Hilda’s, Little Snoring with All Saints, Great Snoring. He is a graduate of Plymouth University. He completed his studies for the ministry at Latimer Hall, Durham. He is married to Daphne and enjoys home brewing, model railroading and is an avid member of the Great [Read More...]