Part 1 - An Open Letter to a New Bishop

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GB ARCHON 2913 DEA-05-01-02-03-1

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An Open Letter to a New Bishop

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  • undated (before 1986) (Creation)

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pamphlet; 4 pages, 8 sides; printed

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(1913-1986)

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Hamish Fraser (16 August 1913 – 17 October 1986) was a Scottish communist who fought with the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War. He became disillusioned with the Communist Party of Great Britain and resigned in 1945. Fraser was received into the Catholic Church in 1948, and became a Catholic anti-communist journalist and campaigner, founding and editing the traditionalist Catholic periodical Approaches.

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pre-2018: DOM

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RCDEA Archive

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"The following letter will be sent to Fr X in the unlikely event of his becoming a Bishop".
Headings:
No excuse for Their Lordships
Time-serving opportunists
Orthodoxy not enough
Men wanted
The significance of Cardinal Beaton
Episcopal Virtues
Masonry's Influence - Yesterday and Today
The Bishop's Cross
What the Cross Implies
Clericalism before Vatican 2...
...And After
The "Renewalist" Thesis
Episcopal Naivete
Pluralising the Sin of Adam

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187x250mm

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Draft

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Minimal

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