Monday, July 15, 2013

...and tomorrow (Tuesday 16th)...

...a History Walk at St George's Cathedral, Southwark. Strats 3pm, meet at the main entrance. All welcome. No need to book - just turn up...


MarieR said...

I thought your readers would like to see this, if they haven't already:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The Investiture of Joanna Bogle into the Equestrian Order of St Gregory the Great

A number of people have asked me for the text of my Homily which I am happy to publish here.

Well deserved congratulations, Joanna! (You look marvelous, btw!)

Malcolm McLean said...

It's an excellent homily. I see why Jonanna didn't want to link to it herself.
I wasn't aware that the Church was in such deep trouble pre-JPII. I was in the upper years of a Catholic primary at the time of his election. I didn't have a very positive view of the faith at the time, but that was largely because most of the children were Irish. We weren't. So I felt like an outsider.

It was more that Christianity was an irrelevance. You were either pro-American or anti-, for Maggie or hated her. Christianity didn't come into it except as a source of platitudes, it could only decline as people gradually lost interest, but somehow you never felt that it would reach the bottom, just lose numbers forever.