Monthly Archives: October 2008

All Saints Video

A number of people have emailed asking for me a link to the video I did for All Saints a few years ago. Though it is low quality, there are currently three ways to get the video. i) Go to

Posted in Martyrs, Tradition Tagged with: , , ,

Cranmer on Obama and Abortion

McCain might not be the perfect package, but as Cranmer rightly points out, at least he doesn’t vote in favour of infanticide. Live birth abortion? Senator Obama voted three times against a Bill which would have outlawed the evil of

Posted in Abortion, US Politics Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Yes Prime Minister!

  Jim Hacker Don’t tell me about the press. I know exactly who reads the papers. The Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country, the Guardian is read by people who think they ought to

Posted in Lighter Things, UK Politics Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Yes on 8, No on Prejudice

Despite the fact that I am based in the UK, over a third of the readers of this blog are based in the USA. From time to time therefore I address issues that aren’t directly pertinent to the UK, but

Posted in Marriage, Secular / Christian, Sexuality, Uncategorized, US Politics Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

We have our nights back (and it appears our days)!!!

This handsome chap is my son Reuben. Reuben has recently transited to that major milestone in any parent’s life – sleeping through the night. We decided last week that he was old enough (having begun solids two weeks earlier) to

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Bishop Alan on Lay Presidency

A great post, in particular the last paragraph. Contradictory signals from down under, driven by gross ecclesiological revisionism about Eucharistic Lay Presidency. I’m confused, anyway, about the news from Sydney. The fatuous notion that “this will make the diaconate a

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Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
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No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
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