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.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

A Christmas Letter to the Pope

A friend has drawn my attention to a post on the blog OnePeterFive. which is an Open Letter to Pope Francis From a Former Member of the Roman Curia

As another Francis - Urquhart - would doubtless say "You might very well say that. I could not possibly comment."

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