Saturday 18 December 2010


Before the Papal Mass...

Today was to have been fun; a trip to Nth London for Fr Malcolm Gray's 40th anniversary of priesting. So the least I can do is post a couple of pictures of Father in his natural habitat, viz. Fatima. They were taken in the summer, when Pope Benedict visited Fatima in order to meet Fr Gray - and to join in the Pilgrimage with half a million others. I am sure today will also have been a great occasion, despite the snow which seems to have enveloped most of England and will have prevented some of his friends from joining him.

While I am blogging, may I draw your attention to the Ordinariate blog for Wales? The situation for catholics in the Church in Wales is dire (shall I be threatened by the Grand Mufti of Llandaff for daring to say so? Oh, I tremble...) Those in the Principality who are seeking to join the Ordinariate for England and Wales deserve all our support. You will find them at

...and after the Papal Mass


  1. Very sad about the problems in Wales - especially considering that at one time Wales seemed a betetr place to be than E ngland - for example, continuing to encorage a perpetual diaconate

  2. Just received the Chiurch Observer. things don't look good apart from the ordinariate. I shall follow the blog & keep solidarity with my our Welsh brethren. Yes, years ago a friend of mine was a vicar in a very solid team in Wales- all gone now!