On Sunday I heard an appeal on behalf of Aid to the Church in Need and was astounded at the large numbers of Catholics suffering persecution for the faith in many parts of the world today.
There are no prizes for guessing who the biggest culprits are. I found myself recalling my visit to Vezelay last year. The picture above shows part of the hill of Vezelay where, famously, St Bernard of Clairvaux preached the Second Crusade.
Clacton-All-At-Sea - "It's a pity they can't both lose." Whether or not Henry Kissinger ever said that, someone did. It is my favourite quotation; I find it endlessly useful....
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