...was the subject of a really excellent talk at Holy Redeemer Church, Chelsea, this week (see announcement below). The hall was packed - every chair was used, people were sitting on the window-ledges and standing at the back and in the kitchen. The talk, illustrated with power-point, was superb, and everyone was gripped. Newman's story really is a fascinating one, and sheds light on so much that has happened in the development of the Church in our country since.
The plan is to offer this talk to other parishes, so watch this space.
We made a good sum for the Maryvale Institute.
Next time some one tells you the Church is dead, dying, all-gone-downhill-since-Vatuican-11 etc etc etc etc, tell them to get real.