Monthly Archives: April 2014

That they may be one

In the parish lounge at Most Precious Blood, the Ordinariate church in South London, we are building a collection of photographs. They are images of Popes and Archbishops of Canterbury, meeting each other: they are a constant reminders of the … Continue reading

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Good Friday

A homily Crucifixion is probably the most barbarous death ever devised. It was used by the Romans, not only as a punishment, but as a deterrent: anyone tempted to rebellion would think long and hard if once they had seen … Continue reading

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A reminiscence of Margaret Street

There is concern about a school in Birmingham which, it is asserted, is being targeted by Muslim extremists. A teacher was quoted, earlier in the week, saying that “there is some gender segregation in religious assemblies”. About fifty years ago … Continue reading

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Sweet Spirit, comfort me

I went recently to Southwark Cathedral for the funeral of the musician Jeremy de Satgé, who had organised the music and singers for my ordination at Most Precious Blood. The boys of Westminster Cathedral choir sang at the funeral, and … Continue reading

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Let us now praise famous women …

… at least, famous in the C S Lewis sense. If I remember rightly, for I have not got my copy of ‘The Great Divorce’ to hand, he heard singing and joyful tumult, and asked his guide who was coming. … Continue reading

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