Tag Archives: Fr. Ray Blake

Fr. Blake on That Book – “The Dictator Pope”

A couple people in my email have referred to the pseudo-anonymous offering Il Papa Dittatore – The Dictator Pope as “The Book”.  My post HERE
No… The Book™ remains  Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church – US HERE – UK HERE
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Fr. Blake on faithful clerics’ fear of vicious liberal reprisals

Let’s be clear about something.  There is nothing more vicious than a liberal.  For over 30 years I dealt with this first hand and I have the ecclesial scars on my back and in my heart to prove it.
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Chatter v. Silence

What is it like in your parish church before and after Mass?  Is it still, recollected, decorous?  It is agitated, busy, undignified?  Is it silent?  Is it noisy?
Can we separate our identity as Catholics from our decorum in our churches?
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Wherein Fr. Z becomes a fan of the Samoan Rugby Team

I was sent this video today, though it is from last year.  This is from the Church of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, where the great PP is my friend Fr. Ray Blake.
Looks like an ad orientem altar, doesn’t it.
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“Bless our families, bless our children. Choose from our homes those who are needed for Thy work.”

I have lately mused about vocations.  Last Sunday was the Day of Prayer for Vocations.  What I mean by vocations, by the way, is vocations to the priesthood.  Yes, yes… I think about religious life as well.  When I think … Continue reading

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Fr. Blake: The Extraordinary Form makes the priest accountable… to you

My friend Fr. Ray Blake, the mighty PP of St. Mary Magdalene in Brighton, has a good reflection today contrasting and comparing celebration of the newer form of Holy Mass and the older, traditional form, with comments about “leadership”. He makes … Continue reading

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Of the Premonstratensian Rite and Confessions

I received a note from the MC at my friend Fr. Ray Blake’s parish in Brighton.  They recently had a retreat which ended with Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Premonstratensian Rite (Norbertine). There are some fine photos. … Continue reading

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Disparity: LCWR v. FFI

I direct the readership’s attention to a post by my friend Fr. Ray Blake, the great PP of Brighton.  He makes a great point about the Holy See’s treatment of the LCWR and treatment given to the Franciscan Friars of … Continue reading

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Bp. Egan of Portsmouth: TLM in every parish “wonderful, but it’s not enough.”

The best Catholic weekly in the UK, The Catholic Herald, has an interview with the Bishop of Portsmouth, Most Rev. Philip Egan.
Bp. Egan has been, rightly I think, identified with a new wave of bishops who were being appointed during … Continue reading

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The Battle For Britain

Sirens are blaring. The low rumble of enemy bombers fills the night sky.  The Blitz is on.
I have to pull myself away from fighting for truth, justice and the American Way.
Not since Lend Lease has it been so necessary for … Continue reading

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Preaching to the converted, rather than preaching to convert.

My good friend Fr. Ray Blake, the great P.P. of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, has a good post:
Mysogynistic, Homophobic, Fascist, Racist and Xenophobic
I find it quite frightening on how badly prepared the Church in England and Wales is to … Continue reading

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24 Sept: Our Lady of Walsingham

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham.
The great p.p. of Brighton, Fr. Ray Blake of St. Mary Magadalen has this great post:
The Wrecks of Walsingham
[attributed to Sir Philip Howard]
In the wrecks of WalsinghamWhom should I chooseBut the Queen … Continue reading

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