Saturday, 23 May 2015


Kate Bottley The Guardian I’m the vicar on Gogglebox, but that’s not the only funny thing about me

In Church Times Michael Palin writes about churches that have meant the most to him in my seven of the best, and there is this leading article: A church definition.

Robert Ellsberg The Tablet Raised to the altars: one who fell for the poor
John Dear Huffington Post Honoring Oscar Romero of El Salvador

Posted by Peter Owen on Saturday, 23 May 2015 at 11:00am BST | TrackBack
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Michael Palin's is a beautiful piece and ought to have wide resonance beyond church circles. I say 'ought', but I'm afraid I think this whole culture is dying.

Posted by: John on Saturday, 23 May 2015 at 7:49pm BST

Wonderful article by Michael Palin, the "agnostic with doubts". I recently visited Uluru and this sacred place's Mutitjulu waterhole is as magnificent a cathedral as anything I've seen anywhere.

Posted by: Pam on Saturday, 23 May 2015 at 11:16pm BST

Thank you so much for the link to John Dear's article, Honoring Oscar Romero of El Salvador.

Posted by: Rod Gillis on Sunday, 24 May 2015 at 12:22am BST

What a lovely pilgrimage through some delightful churches, described by Michael Palin. I think he is right when he suggests that such buildings need to be fostered by the Church and offered as places of refuge from outside noise and business. This is often where people like Michael - who professes no particular religious faith - can meet with God in the silence.

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Sunday, 24 May 2015 at 12:07pm BST
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