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Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Abused: Breaking the Silence
Have just seen the BBC documentary Abused: Breaking the Silence. This is not much that one say apart from the utter revulsion I feel and anger that it is being covered up; or at least the Rosminian Order is trying to cover it up. A very good article in the Daily Telegraph click here to read by Damian Thompson. It is so sad that after the Pope's visit and all that was said that some people still do not get it; be open, be honest, be truthful. What made it worse for me is that at the weekend we went to the wonderful Mass at Southwark; then on Sunday we witnessed a friend's ordination as a deacon, a wonderful service and very uplifting. Then you get a kick teeth from this programme; it is a real test of faith to say the least.
I am a retired Consulting IT Specialist. I have been married to Julia for nearly 47 years and we are blessed with four children; David, Andrew, Lawrie and Hélèna. Not forgetting the "other half's"; Gaew married to Andrew, Lawrie's partner Emma and Hélèna's husband Sam.
In addition we have a grandson - Henry Thomas, son of Lawrie and Emma. Henry was four in April 2017 and he now has a sister, Georgia, born on 29 December 2017.
I am ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the RC Church - date of ordination 8 June 2013 so am now in my fifth year of ministry.