Monthly Archives: December 2013

Two grannies, two babies and a dead dog

A word of warning: don’t be in too much of a hurry to take an elderly relative off on holiday. A friend told me of a young couple who, out of the kindness of their hearts, asked Granny to accompany them … Continue reading

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Suffering still to be done

Today I want to write about Christian suffering. Familiar readers will know that when I write about such personal matters, I am only giving my own understanding. My intention is to provide a starting point so that contributors can agree … Continue reading

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Facts we have to face

Statistics for the Catholic Church in England and Wales are sometimes difficult to find. As I discovered, when I tried to hunt down the repeated claim that 90 per cent of Catholic young have lapsed by the time they leave … Continue reading

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