Merrily on High (2)

"Whenever we had a big pilgrimage [to the Shrine of our Lady] I usually got a crop of abusive letters, one half complaining that too much of the Prayer Book had been used, and the other half enraged that the Mass had not been Prayer Book enough... Anglo-Catholics could display the same kind of intolerance … Continue reading Merrily on High (2)

Anglo-Catholic of the Week: The Reverend Canon Colin Stephenson

The Rev. Canon Colin Stephenson was a prominent Anglo-Papalist and the second Guardian of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (1958-68). He attended St. Bartholomew's, Brighton as a boy and was Vicar of St. Mary Magdalene's, Oxford as a man. Though he took defiant pride in being among the spikiest of his generation of … Continue reading Anglo-Catholic of the Week: The Reverend Canon Colin Stephenson

Anglo-Catholic of the Week: Reverend John Wesley

Note: I've wanted to write about Rev. Wesley for some time, because I think that his method of evangelism and discipleship will be important to us in the near future. Unfortunately, his life experience was too diverse to compress into just one article, and I wonder if I have emphasized the appropriate points. If any … Continue reading Anglo-Catholic of the Week: Reverend John Wesley

On being well-informed

Introduction The Oxford Movement was an intellectual and spiritual movement led by graduates of the University for which it was named. These graduates were later called "Tractarians" because of the essays they wrote in support of old customs such as public recitation of the Daily Office. But the Tractarians were also parish clergy who put … Continue reading On being well-informed

Pope St. Gregory the Great: Cincinnatus of the Church

When evaluating the lives of the Saints, I have had the tendency to see them as perfect. In my mind, they had no thoughts nor feelings or inner struggles. I spent so much time comparing myself to their impossibly-high standard that I forgot to do the things that would make me resemble them more! Yet … Continue reading Pope St. Gregory the Great: Cincinnatus of the Church