Three Anglicanisms — Ad Orientem

There are now, in truth, three Anglicanisms: These are, (1) the First Millennium Consensus, or Anglo-Catholicism, now mostly found in Continuing Churches, (2) Liberalism, now found in the Lambeth Canterbury Communion, and (3) Evangelicalism, mostly found in those bodies adhering to GAFCON. The Elizabethan Settlement has for all practical purposes collapsed and has ceased to […] …

Pope Francis to Bossuet: Hold My Beer — The Bossuet Project

Earlier this year I posted Bossuet’s Elevations on Original Sin, and the last post in the series was on the horrors of idolatry. When I posted this, I thought: this is probably the lowest danger that Bossuet worried about, especially in the West. (We have idolatries of other kinds, but he was talking about the […] …

Elevations on the deliverance promised, from Adam to the Law: 1, The Promise of the Liberator from the day of the Loss. — The Bossuet Project

It was the very day of our fall that God said to the serpent, our corrupter: I will put eternal enmity between you and the woman, between race and his; she will break your head. First, it is unbelievable that God intended to actually judge or punish the visible serpent, an unconscious animal: it is […] …

They Used to Say Same Thing About the Anglican/Episcopal Blogosphere, Too

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin unloads on his own church's social media movement/blogosphere: Catholic keyboard warriors who "spend all day attacking and responding" on social media in the belief that they are "defending the integrity of Church teaching" have been sharply criticised by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin. For those of us who have been …

St. Benedict’s Hierarchy of Needs — Ad Orientem

“Maslow, like [St.] Benedict, believed that unless low level needs such as physiological and social needs were satisfied, workers could not be motivated to achieve organizational goals. Figure 1 shows the relationship of Maslow’s triangle and Benedict’s Rule.” – Quentin Skrabec via St. Benedict’s Hierarchy of Needs — Ad Orientem

The “unEnglish and Unmanly” Part of (now) St. John Henry Newman

With the canonisation of Anglicanism's most famous convert to Roman Catholicism, there's been a dust-up about Newman's sexual orientation, especially by the dreadful James Martin, SJ (whose own mendacity about his own celibacy helped get him into the Society of Jesus.) A long time ago this site posted an academic paper by David Hilliard about …

Baby Blue: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

She is indeed: Mary Ailes died today. She was one of the pioneers of Anglican blogging who was in the thick of things from Truro in Virginia, in the early days of CANA. To me it feels like yesterday but it is quickly fading into the past. I met her in person once and she …

The Prayer of Humble Access — Anglican Pastor

The Prayer of Humble Access is a traditional part of the Anglican service of Holy Communion. I recently found out how beloved the Prayer of Humble Access is to so many Anglicans when I posted about it on Twitter. I posted what I thought was a slightly humorous tweet poll which indicated some questions I… via …

Eating People Doesn’t Stop with Babies

The recent "proposal" to eat babies recently set forth at one of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' town hall meetings reminds me of a memorable quote from the great Chinese author Lu Xun.  I've used this quote before (once in relation to the Chinese themselves) but it bears repeating with all of the cheap moralism that comes …

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