30 October 2012


1: Jimmy Savile and his ilk


2: The birth control implants for girls of 13 WITHOUT parental consent (which is really bizarre considering you can't even use savlon and a plaster on a child if you're a school first aider in this country).

So, forgive me for being a little confused, but why is the second not perceived as a licence for the first, and why is the government complicit in this particular form of child abuse?

29 October 2012

All Saints Mass in Lewes

Just a reminder that there will be a Low Mass at St Pancras at 8.00pm this Thursday.

23 October 2012

The future's...

...still folky? Really, after all this time?

 I was brought up on kum ba yah and similar meaningless ditties, as some of you might know. They are so middle of the last century. They are so of their time. They are so DATED it's almost embarrassing.

Wouldn't it be nice to get back to the timeless, the meaningful, the kind of music that makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck at Mass and makes you think WOW rather than thinking you're back at junior school assembly? I'll admit there are quite a lot of things liturgically in the NO that make me want to weep. But I can always close my eyes at a push, and a mantilla is a beautiful thing if pulled down far enough to avoid having to see anything at all, but you can never avoid the music. And it's not always possible to get to a said NO Mass.

So. Have a look at La Croix. Mon Dieu.

Pictures speak louder than words by the way, if your French, like mine is a tad ropey.

19 October 2012

Shaking things up a bit...

...I like this. But I would.

13 October 2012

And just because you can never have too much of a good thing, here's another:

04 October 2012

3 October 2012





LMS Appoints New National Chaplain


Mgr Read celebrating High Mass at the LMS Priests’ Training Conference at London Colney in 2009. 
The LMS is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mgr Gordon Read, Chancellor of Brentwood Diocese, as its new National Chaplain, following the recent departure, for two years of study at the Angelicum in Rome, of Fr Andrew Southwell. He will take up his new office with immediate effect.


Mgr Read is parish priest of St Mary Immaculate and The Holy Archangels, Kelvedon, Essex, and has been a long time supporter of the work of the Society. He is widely held in high regard by many Catholics of all persuasions.


In addition to his responsibilities as parish priest, he is rural dean of Colchester, Chancellor and Judicial Vicar of Brentwood diocese, a member of the Bishop’s College of Consultors, Vice-chair of Governors, St Benedict’s College, Colchester, and Trustee of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland. A frequent contributor of articles to canon law journals, his advice on canonical matters is widely sought.


In 1998 he was appointed honorary Papal Chaplain by Pope John Paul II in recognition of his work for the Diocese of Brentwood. In 2005, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Prelate of Honour.

      Commenting on the new appointment, LMS Chairman Dr Joseph Shaw said:

'We are delighted that Mgr Read has agreed to be our National Chaplain. He is a very long-standing friend of the Society, and a priest regarded with great affection and respect in both the Society and his diocese. His expertise, practical experience, and wisdom will be a great assistance to us in our ever-expanding work.'



For further information, please contact Mike Lord, General Manager, on (T) 020 7404 7284; (F) 020 7831 5585; (E mail) michael@lms.org.uk