Saturday, 5 April 2008


Good to see that there is an old rite Mass on EWTN tomorrow at 1pm UK time.

Friday, 4 April 2008


In a moment of idleness, and remembering that I have a blog, I would like to plug three things:

First, a blog, self-evidently good, from the title, which a commentator asks to be promoted:

And secondly and thirdly, two books:

The Faithful Departed: The Collapse of Boston's Catholic Culture by Philip F Lawler

and The Realm - An Unfashionable Essay on the Conversion of England by Aidan Nichols OP

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Is this goodbye, or just au revoir?

I remember a splendid Beyond the Fringe sketch where a soldier in the War is told by his commanding officer that he is going to be asked to sacrifice himself: 'we need a futile gesture at this stage, Jenkins.' The young soldier says 'yes, sir, goodbye sir; or should I say, 'au revoir'? 'No Jenkins, goodbye.' Rather dark, but bloody funny.

For those of you still checking this blog for any signs of life, I think this is the last post on Gravissimum Educationis. I enjoyed my brief career as a blogger, and may one day return in another manifestation. I hope I made at least one valuable post.

Thank you for reading. I think Tolkien says somewhere 'faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.' May we all be filled with the light of Christ as we journey to our heavenly home, pilgrims under the guidance of the chief shepherd, the Successor of Peter.

Au revoir