Friday, October 19, 2007

Anglican bishop's wife swims across the Tiber!

Let me start be disclosing that I have never met and I do know any of the people involved here.

First, here is the story from the slightly anti-Catholic Irish Independent.

And, here is the piece in a local newspaper, the Western People.

Here is a more deep-down analysis from the Belfast Telegraph, a newspaper which has been traditionally regarded as "a Protestant paper", but is now part of the Independent News & Media group, a company which dominates the Irish newspaper scene.

Here is the online version of the latest edition of the Church of Ireland Gazette. You will have to scroll half-way down the page.

I know today is Friday, but I haven't seen this weekend's The Irish Catholic yet.

So, Mrs. Henderson, as a Catholic layman all I can say is welcome aboard the Barque of Peter. And I can promise you that it's not going to be a totally comfortable trouble-free journey.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Padre Pio story from Tipperary

From the Nenagh Guardian.

Incidentally, reference is made to the lady's husband, Des Hanafin, as a Senator. Actually, he is no longer a Senator, but her daughter, Mary, is our current Minister for Education.