Tag Archives: The Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Holy Ghostly Tales

Living where I do, on the banks of the Boyle River where even on a bad day you see more wildlife than cars, more rats than people, more rain than sunshine, our major task is the gathering of correct information. As by choice we do not have a television or radio nor do we venture into town for a newspaper… (more…)

Geoffrey Burke, Auxillary Bishop of Salford and Titular Bishop of Vagrouta.

A fellow called Geoffrey Burke was our headmaster at school, St. Bede’s College, the premier Catholic Grammar School in Manchester and its environs.  He eventually became an Auxilliary Bishop of Salford in 1967, only four years after I was hounded out of the school.  I might have been holding him back. I knew Geoff well as he was a friend… (more…)