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, 4 January 2020

Bishop Barron on "The Two Popes"

I do not watch Netflix- it looks to be a very dubious outfit - though I hope to make an exception for their recent production of "The King" as a retelling of Shakespeare’s account of the career of King Henry V.

On the basis of the article on Zenit yesterday by Bishop Robert Barron I am most definitely not inclined to want to watch, let alone actually do so, Netflix’s "The Two Popes". I am only posting this to draw attention to the Bbishop’s critique of what would appear to be a dreadful travesty of Papal personalities and politics. You might do better (sic) with the recent saga on that much maligned Papal family the Borgias...

Bishop Barron’s article can be read at https://zenit.org/articles/bishop-barron-the-one-pope/?

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