Saturday, 23 April 2011

The Libyan Crusade

Right since the beginning of the Anglo-French intervention in Libya, Colonel Gadaffi has called it 'a crusade.' It pains me to say it, but he may have a point.
The word 'Crusade' of course points back to grim old days of yore when Western Christendom decided to export its clearly superior and universally applicable mores to degenerate pagan lands.  It was patently clear that anyone in their right mind would agree with the indisputable reasoning by which the Church governed our society.  So when the foreigners failed to warm to our ideas and renounce their inferior barbaric philosophies, we could not understand why.  We had to liberate their lands and people from the darkness of ignorance by all means - and it seemed the only thing they would listen to was force.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Altar of repose

At Little St Mary's, Cambridge. The garden in the Lady Chapel is about to be dismantled after the Good Friday liturgy. It looked marvellous back-lit last night during the Vigil. I've also attached photos of the tomb, ready for the Blessed Sacrament, and the stripped altar after today's veneration of the Cross.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Selwyn in bloom

Spring is here at last and the scaffolding around the Chapel is gone. Perfect day for hopping into a punt with a bottle of prosecco, I'd say.