Thursday, February 28, 2008

An Introduction: Michael Davies

Michael Davies (March 13, 1936 - Sept. 25, 2004) was an English Author, teacher, and international lecturer, authoring seventeen books concerning the liturgy, most notable are his triple-volumed sets "The Liturgical Revolution": Cranmer's Godly Order; Pope John's Council; and Pope Paul's New Mass, and "Apologia pro Marcel Lefebvre", and his short work "Liturgical Time Bombs in Vatican II—The Destruction of Catholic Faith Through Changes in Catholic Worship". Born in 1936 and raised in Somerset England, he served in the regular Light Infantry (1954-1960) in the Malayan emergency, Suez Crisis, and the EOKA campaign in Cyprus. A convert to Catholicism in 1956, he taught for three decades in Catholic schools[1] before retiring in 1992. In addition to his published books, he was the author dozens of pamphlets and articles relating to the Catholic Faith and liturgy, and served as president of the International Una Voce Federation for the preservation of the Latin Mass (1995-2003), traveling to Rome & abroad holding discussions with members of the Roman Curia, including the then Josef Cardinal Ratzinger[2]. He died suddenly of a heart attack on September 25, 2004.

Holding his first teaching position at St. Ignatius Loyola Prep. School, Buckhurst Hill (1964 – 1967), and then in St. Mary’s Primary School, Beckenham, Kent (1967-1994) until retiring.
On October 24, 1998, Cardinal Ratzinger held an audience with about 3,000 indult Catholics from various areas of the globe; Michael Davies represented the English-speaking world.

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