William flew past more rel stuff

May 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Don’t waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it.
Ask yourself this question:
“Will this matter a year from now?”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The text is full of dramatic stories such as Edward III’s secret entry into Nottingham Castle through an underground passage with a band of followers to snatch his mother’s hated favourite, Roger Mortimer, for execution at Tyburn. This is the most handsome and extensive tribute to English castle building yet compiled, ingeniously designed to appeal to a wide readership. It is a story in which England’s medieval kings and princes emerge as patrons of great architecture over six centuries unrivalled in the whole of Europe. The English CastleSuch theological orthodoxy is typical of the John Paul II generation, says John Allen, author of The Future Church: How Ten Trends are Revolutionising the Catholic Church. “There’s a pretty large body of empirical data confirming that the new generation in the priesthood and religious orders is quite distinct from the generation it is replacing: more orthodox in their theology, more attracted to traditional practices.”


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