|Prayers for the Absolution at the Catafalque at a Requiem Mass: Fr Mark Elliot Smith (centre)|
at Our Lady of the Assumption, Warwick Street.
This is an extract. Subscribers can read it all here.
He starts by noting that people who attend the Mass in English do not, actually, understand it: 'They get the essentials, but it’s a fair bet a lot of important stuff goes right over their heads – as it does over mine.' He continues: