Marciel Maciel and Thomas Duggan.

I have just been watching the film by Jason Berry of Marciel Maciel, a Mexican Catholic priest, who formed the religious orders of Legion Of Christ for men and Regnum Christie for women.  Both orders have massive support in the Americas and since the 1940s Maciel had been fund raising […]

El Benito Philosophy Understood.

For the last few months Liverpool Football Club have been playing under a cloud but their results during the past week gave their fans something to shout about.  Their new German centre forward, Shitz, signed by El Benito in the January transfer window to give Torres a run for his […]

The Cricketing Life.

One of the conditions attached to my first proper job was that I attend Salford Technical College for one day and three nights a week in order to gain professional qualifications.  This was one long hard grind, travelling from Sale to Salford by bus, to work through three hours of […]

My First Proper Job

In the summer of 1963 after my short interview with Monsignor Duggan, Rector of St. Bede’s College and supreme factotum of life as we knew it, when he consigned me to the scrapheap of infidels, I was working for Jim Connor converting two large Victorian houses on Laindon Road in […]