Sunday, October 26, 2008

Catholic Martyrs' Plaque on Radio 4

Hear me talking about it with Ed Stourton here: 21 minutes 28 seconds in. (I got four minutes!) It will be available for seven days.

The Oxford Pilgrimage was a great success, with numbers greatly exceeding expectations: Blackfriars was packed, the procession was enormous, numbering at least 170 people. Here is a picture of Bishop Kenney blessing the plaque. I've put more information and photos on the New Liturgical Movement here.


  1. I heard it this morning. It was a pleasure to do so - to hear a catholic viewpoint presented intelligently and eloquently on the BBC! I particularly liked the way you dealt with the BBC/Tablet line on "tribalism"!

  2. Anonymous11:23 am

    I can not thank you enough for organising this wonderful event.

  3. Anonymous9:10 am

    If all who died in the cause of conscience, whether right or wrong - and Cranmer, although a master of English liturgical prose, was wrong - are to be commemorated as martyrs, then where does one draw the line? Are there Communist martyrs, Nazi martyrs, Moslem martyrs? All can be said to die for conscience.

  4. Anonymous3:53 pm

    Merely to say one followed one's conscience says little, all depends on how one's conscience is informed. Conscience is the exercise ot the practical reason on the basis of standards one acquires from one's upbringing or which one adopts as normative. One person's martyrs are another's criminals, or dangerous deluded heretics. The idea of ecumenical martyrs is icredibly muddled.