Monthly Archives: November 2014

The music of Advent

  Compared with the carols and hymns of Christmas, the music of Advent is less well known. Yet it is among the loveliest – and most singable – of the Church’s year.  As part of the restrained liturgy of this … Continue reading

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It’s time to work out what love really means

It is difficult to avoid the issue of child abuse, the reports, analyses, recriminations, apologies.  But then, why should we want to avoid them? Embarrassment, shame, yes – but above all, a sense of powerlessness in the face of something … Continue reading

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Sadly no longer with us

I was at St Joseph’s, Weymouth, for All Souls’ Day, and I am indebted to Fr Stephen Geddes, the parish priest of Weymouth, for this reminiscence. He recalled that in the ‘old days’ the one of the three masses was … Continue reading

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