From the Immaculate Conception to the Blessed Sacrament

<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:0_%27Immacul%C3%A9e_conception%27_-_Philipp_Veit_-_Trinit%C3%A0_dei_Monti_%C3%A0_Rome.JPG" title="Jean-Pol GRANDMONT, CC BY 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons »> St John the Baptist clearly states he is not the one who is to come, but that there is indeed one who is to come, the Christ, or Messiah, who had been expected through long ages. St John the Baptist’s exalted vocation was to … Lire la suite

Retirement of Bishop Patrick Lynch

Pope Francis has accepted the request of Bishop Patrick Lynch (auxiliary in Southwark) to retire slightly early on health grounds. Bishop Lynch has had special responsibility for the deaneries of the SE London area, including the parish of Blackfen where I served for many years and Lewisham where I now live in semi-retirement. I wish … Lire la suite

Happy Thanksgiving

The weather in London today finally broke into just above 20 degrees centigrade, or just tipping 70 if you are using old money. It was a beautiful day to celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity. This weekend and last, I have been helping at St Bede’s, Clapham Park. In a most pastorally sensitive … Lire la suite