The Thirsty Gargoyle
~ lacrimae in corde, in capite risūs ~
02 November 2021
Helping those who've gone before us
Today is the feast of All Souls, or The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, as my missal has it. It's a special day in the Churc...
31 December 2020
Farewell to a wonderful mother: a funeral tribute
A long time ago, Mam said that she wanted me to speak at her funeral, when the time came. ‘I want you to talk,’ she said, ‘and to make eve...
02 November 2020
Helping each other up the mountain of hope
It being November, today is the feast of All Souls, or The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, as my missal has it. Back in the day,...
08 July 2017
Dubious dubia, or, when you make smoke and claim fire...
So, I’ve been thinking a lot about the dubia again, not least following Stephen Walford’s most recent article — which I’ve liked a lot, ...
14 December 2016
On applications of Amoris Laetitia, and dubious reporting about said...
It increasingly seems to me that there are few more poisonous elements in the modern Catholic Church than the nest of vipers that is churc...
14 July 2016
Brexit aftermath: an advisory referendum?
There seems to be some debate over whether or not the Brexit referendum was always intended to be advisory rather than binding. Yesterday,...
24 June 2016
After Brexit, what now for the North?
I was troubled last night to read people expressing delight at the huge queues at polling booths across the UK. Such a massive turnout,...
20 June 2016
Final Week Brexit Thoughts II - The Threat to Northern Ireland
About a week or so back Catholic Voices hosted a debate in London in which two speakers gave impressive speeches on why the UK should rem...
19 June 2016
Final Week Brexit Thoughts 1 - Brexit: The Movie
Imagine if, during the Scottish independence referendum, a few nationalists with a bit of cash had got together to make a ‘Scexit Movie’. ...
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