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, 4 July 2016

French church demolition


Following on from last week's shocking murder - indeed martyrdom - of Fr Jacques Hamel near Rouen a friend has sent me a link to other disturbing scenes in Parisian church. Not, mercifully, another murder in hatred of the Faith but violent scenes to expel those resisting the demolition of the church for redevelopment of the site as a car park.

The illustrated report can be read at here.




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