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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Anglicans

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often come out with the claim that the Church of England is a continuation of the Catholic Church and that the "reformation" produced no real break.

So here is Elizabeth I on Bishop Thomas Goldwell of Oxford who was the only English ecclesiastic at the Council of Trent

"We think it may be that one Goldwell, a very simple and fond man, having in our late sister's time been named to a small bishopric in Wales called St. Asaph, though never thereto admitted, flying out of the realm upon our sister's death, is gone to Rome as a renegade, and there using the name of a bishop, without order or title, is perhaps gone in the train of some Cardinal to Trent, and so it is likely the speech hath arisen of a bishop of England being there."

Catholics and the Welsh treated with contempt.

Chapel of Our Lady, Star of the Sea

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In Dunkirk, France.
"This Calvary for Sailors and this grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes"

"In recognition of the protection of Our Lady of Grace during the War 1939-44".

"Passers-by - respect this monument - do not vandalise it"

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Church of the Minimes

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The Chapel of Our Lady of Loretto has now been reoccupied. This time by Iranian asylum seekers rather than Kurds.
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Our Lady of Boulogne, pray for us!

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Apologies for the enforced absence due to computer breakdown but Cathcon is back with a faster more effective computer!

Here a remarkable wayside altar near Dunkirk dedicated to Our Lady of Boulogne. Posted by Picasa