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, 14 August 2020

More on Baptismal Rites

The other day I posted in Baptismal Rites about the Vatican ruling as to the invalidity of an invented inclusive formula for baptism. My friend Fr Hunwicke has today posted about the same point in more than usually forceful style at Fr Hunwicke is wrong ... at least twice ... or ...

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