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Witnessing to Truth

Patrick Ward writes… So… seven days have now passed since The Holy Father left these shores following his historic visit to the UK.  Life quickly returned to normal.  By Monday the blanket news coverage had virtually stopped, by Tuesday the … 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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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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A Charming Man?

  Patrick Ward writes… I was in Oxford this weekend so I popped into St Mary’s Church where John Henry Newman was vicar before converting to Catholicism.  On the pulpit there was a plaque commemorating his time there, acknowledging the … Continue reading

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