Friday, 21 January 2011

Speaking out and keeping quiet - an update

Whereof one can speak, thereof one must not be silent.

I think maybe that's a necessary corollary to Wittgenstein's counsel.

Our Lady of Walsingham
I've been asked by BBC Radio 4 to take part in a live discussion on the Ordinariate on Sunday morning, which will follow immediately after an interview with Keith Newton, who goes by the grand title of 'the first Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.' (I hope Our Lady has a sense of humour). Early birds who want to listen to both discussions should tune in at about 7.20 am.

In the meantime, I've reposted the earlier blog with slight amendments. I've found this a very interesting process, which suggests to me that there really is a desire for informed Catholic debate on the blog. Thank you to all who have persuaded me to keep going. 


  1. It's ordinary and extraordinary at the same time!

  2. Wonderful. Thanks. Alarm set!

  3. The name of the Ordinariate and your picture leads me to send this. Very best wishes on Sunday.

    From Rowan Williams at Lourdes 2008

    "Bernardette's neighbours and teachers and parish clergy knew all they thought they needed to know about the Mother of God - and they needed to be surprised by this inarticulate, powerless, marginal teenager who had leapt up in the joy of recognition to meet Mary as her mother, her sister, bearer of her Lord and Redeemer," he said.

    He added: "Our prayer here must be that, renewed and surprised in this holy place, we may be given the overshadowing strength of the Spirit to carry Jesus wherever we go, in the hope that joy will leap from heart to heart in all our human encounters. And that we may also be given courage to look and listen for that joy in our own depths when the clarity of the good news seems far away and the sky is cloudy."


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