Friday, 21 March 2014

Silverstream Priory

Fr Ray has already highlighted their urgent need of funds.

All the details here with a PayPal link at the bottom.

They need to purchase their premises and the price goes up 12.5% per annum.

Their Prior says:

As you know, our particular vocation involves perpetual adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament in a spirit of reparation and intercession for priests labouring in the Lord's vineyard. The priests who have come to us for a few days of spiritual respite have gone away refreshed by the friendship of Christ and renewed in the grace of their priesthood.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

World Down Syndrome Day March 21

A video on The Daily Telegraph website

There was a logo with the name Lejeune on it at the end, so I hope it's all good.


Sunday, 9 March 2014

Book review bingo 3

Christopher Howse in The Daily Telegraph.

I like this one.

Basically on a blogging, Facebook, twitter break. Tutty bye.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Book Review Bingo 2

The Evening Standard.

Because there's more to life than Tube strikes.



Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Book Review Bingo

On 'The dark box,' by John Cornwell

First up, The Daily Mail, which goes for the idea that Pope St Pius X is the bad guy and that the Catholic Church in general is VERY VERY BAD.

Then we move to Prof Eamon Duffy, writing in The Guardian. He seems to suggest that Cornwell would have done better to leave the history bit to him and stick with the stories of anyone who has had a bad experience of Confession. And I'm not suggesting that nothing awful has ever happened, but would go for the notion that the the corollary to bad stuff has happened is not do away with the sacrament and the authority of the Church.

Finally, for the time being, The Spectator. This starts promisingly, but ends with a new definition of what constitutes a good confession and from a Cardinal.

And we are still nine days away from publication.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Do Germans think in black and white?

Says the headline on this week's Tablet.

Thanks to Westminster Cathedral for allowing me to read it as I worked past ..

Um well.

The answer?

A compound noun of course. KLANGFARBENMELODIE.