Almost! There is every evidence that it is all falling apart very fast. We must keep up the pressure and defeat it! Today in Liverpool the fightback against Brexit has begun in earnest. As my daughter Alys stayed up all night in north Wales, making her “¡No pasaran!” banner on a red/gold/purple … More Goodbye Brexit: the nightmare is over!
The UK citizens who have made our lives in Europe are still being held hostage, more than two years after the Brexit referendum, and nothing – absolutely nothing – has been done to reassure us or provide practical advice about our future post-March 2019. For this reason, the organisation that I belong to, British in … More 3 blokes in the pub
“And this also has been one of the dark places of the earth.” The phrase started going around in my head about three weeks ago, as I looked around me at the landscape where I live, and particularly the Jurassic ridge of the Castellets which forms one solid wall of the valley, facing the high Aitana … More Flintstones among the cicadas
Having completed my reading of Henry Sire’s epic treatment of the liberal fascism of pope Bergoglio (the man who some people refer to as Pope Francis but I do not), and completed my three-part book review on these pages, I moved on to other matters and caught up with the concreting job inside the gate of … More Whiter than white
Synods on the Family While the lengthy treatment of the 2014 and 2015 Synods on the family are required reading for Catholic critics of Bergoglio, I will not spend time reviewing that part of the book (central though it is). It clearly involves an extraordinary change in Catholic doctrine, achieved by completely political methods, and … More Is the Pope a Catholic? (Part 3)
In this second part of my consideration of The Dictator Pope, the book on the present pope by Henry Sire, I shall summarise and review the first three chapters. This is a hard read, particularly if you have – or ever had – made some personal investment in the Catholic Church. This blog post is … More Is the Pope a Catholic (Part 2)
It has been a long time since I directly commented here on this blog on matters concerning the Catholic Church. In this book review I simply offer an outsider’s understanding of the matters discussed by Henry Sire, and not those of a Vaticanista or someone who has any inside knowledge. What are we to make … More Is the Pope a Catholic? (Part 1)
But not the end of the holidays! Welcome back to the blog, and as the teachers return to school and prepare for the children to return to school tomorrow, I remain here at El Parral on permanent holiday. As it is my first September not returning to work, I was a little apprehensive about it: … More End of the summer