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St Paul's Pro Cathedral
‘HELLO AGAIN’- An Invitation.

‘HELLO AGAIN’- An Invitation.

This painting, by the artist Howard Hodgkin, is entitled Morning, and was painted in the year before his death in 2017. You can see all his paintings and other works here – should you so wish,...

THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI

THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI

In my London parish I had a standard funeral homily outline for those I had never met – although I always pumped the family of course for any details or stories that would bring the dead to life...

‘ORDINARY’ TIME: THE NEW NORMAL?

‘ORDINARY’ TIME: THE NEW NORMAL?

We are all now, depending on which liturgical calendar you, as they say, ‘follow’                  (… that’s a changed term too, just like ‘gay’, ‘friend’, ‘like’, and ‘straight’ or indeed ‘normal’)....

PENTECOST

PENTECOST

In Peckham, my last parish, it was a tradition of the church that at Pentecost everyone came to mass wearing something red (the liturgical colour of the Holy Spirit as well as martyrs ). And so people were...

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

Thomas Merton [  http://merton.org/chrono.aspx ] the great writer, Cistercian monk and activist; that uncompromising challenger of American Roman Catholic ‘self-satisfiedness’, once wrote in a prayer about...

I believe …

I believe …

I was thinking the other day about faith and belief. Are they the same? Is faith the same as “what I believe in”? Are my “beliefs” just the detailed bullet points of my faith? Some people might say I am...

V.E.DAY

V.E.DAY

Friday 8th May is V.E. Day which means – since it is just about possible someone under 60 will read this blog – Victory in Europe Day when the second world war officially ended in that (as they say)...

The Road to Emmaus

The Road to Emmaus

Luke’s story of what happened on the Road to Emmaus [S.Luke 24: 13-55 the gospel for the 3rd Sunday of Easter] means more to me than any other biblical passage. So much so that I have asked for it to be...