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

Distinction: Another satire (but again, not really)

In the past, as I have noted, a favorite Anglo-Catholic hobby was to provoke Protestant authorities by worshipping in a catholic manner. Having no Protestant authorities to provoke, and thereby defend the Catholic Faith, I've needed someone else to oppose. Living in a secular world, I decided to provoke a secular authority according to a … Continue reading Distinction: Another satire (but again, not really)