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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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Saints for our time

The Papal visit Facebook group has been very busy lately, and also very interesting to read. A couple of days ago a Spanish group, Dalmanutá Grupo de Oración, posted a message there, wishing us well for the Beatification of Cardinal Newman, … Continue reading

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Lead Kindly Light

Patrick Ward writes… I love the music of Boyce and Stanley, otherwise known as CJM.  On Sunday, I went to Mass in a small, village church in the Cotswolds where I’d been to a wedding the day before.  The worship … 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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