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.


Saturday, 19 February 2011

Petition in support of Summorum Pontificum


Following on from my post yesterday about this matter I am sure many of my readers will already have signed the petition addressed to the Pope in respect of Summorum Pontificum.

The story of the possibility of restrictions being placed on the use of the Extraordinary Form was first publicised by Rorate Caeli , and that site has coverage that is worth looking at. Fr Tim Finigan has a good piece about the issues, which you can read here, at Motu Proprio Appeal

If you wish to sign the petition, as I have done, you can find it by clicking here

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