Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding.

I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop...
It was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.


Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Understanding the Pope's vision for the Church


Fr Sean at Valle Adurni has a good link to an article explaining and interpreting the Pope's theological ideas about the Church and how it is to communicate its message. The author's main target is the latest denunciation of the Pope from Hans Kung. I will leave it to Fr Sean to introduce it here . As Fr Sean and the commentator on his blog say this is the type of response that needs to be made - calm and considered, and with real understanding of the issues.

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