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.


Monday, 31 January 2011

More on Confirmation


I see that Fr Sean Finnegan and Fr Hunwicke have been continuing, assisted by the comments of their readers, the discussion about Confirmation and first Communion generated by the Liverpool policy announcement. In particular they concentrate of the proliferation of bishops consequent upon a policy of exclusively episcopal confirmation.

Fr Finnegan can be read here, and Fr Hunwicke's response is here.

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