I am always amazed at the way the Catholic Church makes a fool of itself. In its bid to have the Prime Minister of Britain amongst its faithful, it allowed itself to be drawn hook, line and sinker into allowing a horrible piece of humanity into its midst. Now I […]
Tag: The Murphy Report
What is it about me that questions everything I am told? Whether it is the state of the weather, a football result, the taste of food or even this bloody stupid so called pandemic that is flu in any other name. If I am told it is raining, I will […]
Historic Abuse Is Now At Bede’s
Yesterday after welcoming the new head of St Bede’s and offering him my best wishes in a posting entitled Salve Richard Robson, a prospective parent wrote a comment asking why I am so vindictive about the school when he on inspection found it so warm and wonderful. He asked me […]
The Dark Box And Our Unspoken Words
I have just finished reading The Dark Box:A Secret History Of Confession by John Cornwell, an excellent writer with a long history of books regarding the Catholic Church, who is only just hanging on by a thread to his Catholicism, mainly because of massive encouragement from his wife. The book […]
The Mission At St Joseph’s Church In Boyle, Co Roscommon.
Two days ago, I had my first face to face encounter with the other side of the Catholic Church, what you could call the spiritual, good side of the Church, as opposed to the clerical fudgers and paedophiles, liars, dissemblers, disinformation specialists, obfuscators, deviants and general no good arse holes that […]
For 63 years I was a dumb fucker, I believed in everything I had been taught, in everything I had read in the newspapers and everything I had listened to on television and everything and anything a priest told me, he of the ultimate authority. Then in November 2009 came […]
St Bede’s: To Be Or Nonce To Be.
I do like the word nonce, it means as you all know, a sexual pervert, an abuser of children. It does seem to have come more into fashion of late, so much so, that I think nowadays that a nonce is the norm. Us decent hetero- and homo- sexuals now […]
St Bede’s – We Are Breaking Up, We Do Not Want To Get Our Feet Wet.
Unfortunately today’s text is a long one, but persevere and I hope its strands make sense in the end. After yesterday’s posting I received a very powerful e-mail from a lady, Katy Attwood, an ex-Bedian who graduated from Oxford University and has since carved out a successful career in the […]
What Was It That Made Me A Catholic?
Well it was nothing really, just the fact of being born of my mother and encouraged by my father. My mother was Catholicism personified, of North Manchester Irish stock, she came from Corpus Christi parish, off Oldham Road. Prior to the 1914-18 war every other house in that district was […]
What a happy day this is, our lawyers who have been beavering away under this legal cloak of omerta have decided to come clean and chuck their cap in the ring. Hurrah for Anderson Olivarius, our champions. The very names should strike fear in the hearts of our enemy, who […]