Monthly Archives: June 2015

How the liturgy bridges the centuries

I had the privilege of presiding at Mass today in the Catholic Church where my sister and brother-in-law belong; the Parish Priest is on holiday at the moment. We celebrated the First Martyrs of the Church at Rome, honouring those who gave … Continue reading

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Catholic – or Christian?

Last week I stopped off, mid-morning, to have a cup of coffee in Wimbledon. The cheerful waitress asked me if I was a Catholic priest. Then she went on to tell me that she was a Catholic, but her friend … Continue reading

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Religious education – or running scared?

When I was at Grammar School in the 1960’s the demolition of Christianity had already started. Assemblies were perfunctory – a hymn, a Bible reading, and a couple of prayers. There was one period of Religious Education for every class, often ‘single-sex’ … Continue reading

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Catholic attitudes on abortion

Since my  Catholic ordination I have said Mass on a regular basis for the Good Counsel Network, which promotes Catholic pro-life teaching , and gives practical and emotional support to couples and single mothers choosing not to abort an unplanned pregnancy. … Continue reading

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