Category Archives: London

What’s so good about being a Catholic? (Part Two)

Patrick Ward writes… Over a week ago, I wrote a post called “What’s so good about being a Catholic?”   You can read it here. As you will see, lots of people responded with comments and thoughts.  Here, in alphabetical order, … Continue reading

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Benedict, Banners and More Than Dance

It has been interesting to hear about Pope Benedict’s response to his visit to the UK. I suppose I was so tied up in my own feelings and emotions that it never occurred to me that the Holy Father would … Continue reading

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The Benedict Bounce

Everyone is talking about the Benedict Bounce. The term was first used, it seems, by Cardinal Keith O’Brien at Oscott College, during his speech thanking the Pope at the end of his visit. It refers to  the positive after-effects of … Continue reading

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An Emotional Rollercoaster

Patrick Ward writes… I am a 36-year-old bloke from Liverpool.  I don’t consider myself to be particularly sentimental and I’m not necessarily prone to great bouts of gushing emotion.  And yet, over the course of the four-day visit of Pope … Continue reading

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Hope

Some pictures of the lovely young people at Hyde Park.

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Holy Nation, Royal Priesthood

The music this afternoon in Hyde Park has been uplifting. Everyone is excited, joyful and singing their hearts out are the choir, who led the singing during the procession of tha banners. This was an amazing spectacle. The young people … Continue reading

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Our wonderful Catholic Youth

As I write I have just been talking to one of the young people who was in the Piazza this morning at Westminster. She, and hundreds (well, 2000) of others are all having a picnic in Hyde Park before they … Continue reading

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Brothers

This is such a wonderful picture. It reminded me of the words of Psalm 132. How good and how pleasant it is, when brothers live in unity! It is like precious oil upon the head running down upon the beard, … Continue reading

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A Headteacher’s view

I thought I would share this brief account from the Headteacher of a Richmond Primary School. Just wanted to let you know about the very exciting day I’ve had. Met my four children at 7.20 this morning and eventually got … Continue reading

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What’s so good about being Catholic? (Part One)

Patrick Ward writes… “The trouble we have at the moment,” said an old friend of mine I bumped into at St Mary’s in Twickenham today, “is that not enough people are saying what is so good about being a Catholic … Continue reading

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