Category Archives: Hyde Park

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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London Calling

Patrick Ward writes… Yesterday, I took a walk through the centre of London along part of the route that the Popemobile will travel and preparations were well underway.  Barriers in place, podiums for the world’s press set up and an … Continue reading

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