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October 2019
October 26, 2019

Trailer Tomb

Trailer Tomb             Word on the Week                                  26th October 2019. “I’m sorry Mum. My journey abroad hasn’t succeeded. Mum, I love you so much! I’m dying because I can’t breathe . . . I’m from Nghèn, Can Loc, Hà Tinh, Vietnam . . . I am sorry, Mum.”   So translates the mobile phone message which came […]

October 19, 2019

John Henry Newman

On the 13th October Newman was made a Saint of Rome.   The 19th century man who led the way out of Protestantism into Catholicism in 1845 wrote up his conversion in his Apologia whose title translates “Defence of His Own Life”.    This was in 1864.   He had become a Catholic Priest in 1847. Prior to […]

October 12, 2019

World Cup Rugby

World Cup Rugby                 Word on the Week              12th October 2019 It was a good idea to hold the competition in Japan.  It would popularise the game in the Far East.    The world cup would be an opportunity to showcase the best teams in action.   After all southern hemisphere rugby is the best and geographically Japan […]

October 5, 2019


Unplanned                            Word on the Week                          5th October 2019. It was with considerable distress that I read this week the largest cause of death globally is not any disease but is abortion.    The film ‘Unplanned’ which was showing in a few cinemas this week has not received much publicity as ironically cinemas would fear to […]