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Timothy Finigan
Attended John Fisher School, Purley
Lives in Blackfen, Sidcup
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Remembering Mary Whitehouse
Mediawatch reminds us that this year marks the 50th anniversary of Mary Whitehouse's campaign to Clean Up TV which was launched at Birmingham Town Hall in 1964. A year later, she founded the Viewers and Listeners Association which became Mediawatch in 2001....
Mediawatch reminds us that this year marks the 50th anniversary of Mary Whitehouse's campaign to Clean Up TV which was launched at Birmingham Town Hall in 1964. A year later, she founded the Viewers and Listeners Association ...
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Ian Wilson's Stations performed by Matthew Schellhorn
On Sunday, Diatribe Records will release  Stations , a 70 minute solo for piano by Ian Wilson , performed by Matthew Schellhorn. The above short documentary film gives more information about the work, which seeks to distil the emotional content of the Stati...
On Sunday, Diatribe Records will release Stations, a 70 minute solo for piano by Ian Wilson, performed by Matthew Schellhorn. The above short documentary film gives more information about the work, which seeks to distil the e...
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Flavigny Benedictines Retreat for men at Pantasaph
The Benedictine Fathers of Flavigny regularly conduct spiritual retreats for men , according to the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola, usually at their own abbey. However, some of the Fathers are travelling to the Pantasaph Retreat Centre in Nort...
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Congratulations to Bishop McMahon
Bishop McMahon has been appointed as the new Archbishop of Liverpool. (See the  report in the Catholic Herald .) Five years ago, I wrote about bishop McMahon's visit to the Latin Mass Society Conference at Merton College, Oxford. (See: English bishop receiv...
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God Bless Archbishop Emeritus Kelly  in his retirement and I pray for Bishop McMahon and the Dominican Order - the great Order of Preachers for an Archbishop serving the North of England.  
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Clerical blogging: is there a change in the wind?
Pope Benedict's message for the 44th World Communications Day (2010) had the title "The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World: New Media at the Service of the Word." In it, he said [...] priests can rightly be expected to be present in the world o...
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Important rebuttal of Cardinal Kasper's claim of patristic support
The Catholic Herald has an important article by Dr John Rist , a patristics scholar who currently teaches at the Augustinianum, the Patristic Institute in Rome:  Cardinal Kasper’s new approach to the remarried has shaky historical foundations.  (As Fr Z poi...
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Coalition for Marriage - useful summary
If you signed the Coalition for Marriage petition and asked to be kept informed, you should have received an email today:  Talking Points on Same-Sex Marriage . I reproduce it here because I think that it gives a good summary of what has happened in our cou...
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Greg Watts interviews Bishop McMahon on <i>usus antiquior</i>
Gregory Murphy, Editor of the Latin Mass Society's Mass of Ages, interviewed Archbishop McMahon yesterday in Liverpool Cathedral about the usus antiquior . he kindly sent round an email with the text of the interview which I have pasted below. To be honest,...
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Bishop Drainey using social media to make his case
The other day, writing of The pitfalls of censoring Catholic bloggers , I referred to an article in the Tablet to which the Lancaster Diocesan website had linked. I also quoted the Tablet's report of Bishop Drainey's comment calling for a "radical re-examin...
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Family Education Trust Bulletin on failure to safeguard teenage girls in Rochdale
Once again I recommend to you the Family Education Trust Bulletin . The latest Bulletin has an important article on failure to safeguard teenage girls in Rochdale. To refresh your memory, in Rochdale a gang preyed on under-age teenage girls and were convict...
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Catholic priest
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  • Catholic Priest, 1984 - present
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Blackfen, Sidcup
Previously
Thamesmead - Sydenham, London - Camberwell - Croydon - Oxford - Rome - Wonersh, Surrey
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Parish priest, theologian and blogger
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  • John Fisher School, Purley
    1969 - 1976
  • St John's Seminary, Wonersh
    1976 - 1977
  • Corpus Christi College Oxford
    Philosophy and Psychology, 1977 - 1980
  • Venerable English College Rome
    Patristics and the History of Theology, 1980 - 1985
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