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.

Friday, 7 August 2020

Baptismal Rites

Maybe this post should be called Baptismal Rights and Wrongs.... 

A friend sent me the link to an article in The Tablet - I am not a regular reader of the journal - about a ruling from the Vatican about the formula spoken in the administration of the sacrament of Baptism. The article can be read at Vatican says some Christians may need to be rebaptised

Now the ruling is eminently orthodox and in full accordance with traditional teaching. What is sad and slightly disturbing is that in this day and age one is relieved to find that it is so....

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