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IF YOU HAVE AN OUNCE OF CHRISTIAN MERCY.....

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IF YOU HAVE AN OUNCE OF CHRISTIAN MERCY......SAY A PRAYER FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF THOMAS PITT A "CLIMBING BOY"


HE DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1813  199 YEARS AGO  


YOU WILL FIND HIS STORY HARD TO CREDIT - BUT IT IS SADLY TRUE:




EX LIBRIS:” THE FABER BOOK OF REPORTAGE II -"The Climbing Boy"

“The regular reader (I believe there is one!) will recall that I offered an extract from the FABER BOOK OF REPORTAGE only a short while ago concerning the loss of H.M.S. Queen Mary at the Battle of Jutland in WW I. But the book is such a rich source of interesting stories, that I thought you deserve at least one more. And so I offer you "The Climbing Boy":
" DEATH OF A CLIMBING BOY, 29th March, 1813 Evidence taken before The Parliamentary Committee on Climbing Boys, 1817
In 1817 a Committee of the House of Commons recommended that the use of climbing boys be prohibited, but the recommendation was not carried into effect.
On Monday morning, 29th March 1813, a chimney sweeper o…

HEAVENS HELD THEIR BREATH AND WE LOOK TO THE MOON FOR PASSOVER

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As we have noted in past years, to-day's great Feast of the Annunciation, commemorates the day when God broke through into Time from Eternity and Became Man. But this greatest event in the History of the world depended on the agreement of a lowly Virgin, sure, a very special Virgin born free from Original Sin. But she had Free Will and devout and pious as she was and sinless, she was surprised by the message of the Archangel Gabriel, and even before that message by his awesome appearance and deferential greeting : "Hail full of grace! The Lord is with you!"( Luke 1: 28)We know that she was disturbed, perhaps alarmed by this Heavenly Visitor, for his next words were: "Do not be afraid!"( Luke 1: 30)
When he had delivered his unprecedented message, her intelligence overcame her humility. She did not doubt that God could do whatever He willed, but she did not understand how this might happen in her Virginal state. She simply asked : "How can this be,since I ha…

A THEME PARK REALLY

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From ENGLAND'S BEST CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER : The Catholic Herald
The Church of England being what it is, no Archbishop of Canterbury can succeed: but Rowan Williams has failed more disastrously than most
He is supposed to be a theologian: but his actions have been theologically incoherent By WILLIAM ODDIE on Monday, 19 March 2012
Dr William Oddie is a leading English Catholic writer and broadcaster. He edited The Catholic Herald from 1998 to 2004 and is the author of The Roman Option and Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy.

Dr Williams is likely to be a better Master of Magdalene than he was Archbishop of Canterbury (PA photo) Rowan Williams’s decision to leave Lambeth Palace and to move at the end of the year (I suspect with enormous relief) into the Master’s lodge at Magdalene, Cambridge, evokes in me two distinct reactions: firstly, well, lucky old him: a prestigious job he can actually do, with no compulsory pastoral work involved, in a very agreeable place indeed, rather than a job…

FROM THE HEART - A BEAUTIFUL LETTER

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FROM THE HEART  -  A BEAUTIFUL LETTER Via RORATE CAELI BLOG:Who could resist the sincerity , beauty and logic of this heartfelt appeal? Monsignor Nicola Bux is a Consultor to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and to the Office of Pontifical Ceremonies.... For the record: Monsignor Nicola Bux's letter to Bishop Fellay and the Priests of the SSPX