Sunday, 13 July 2008

Hands Off Our English Catholic Priest Bloggers!!!


Our Fathers chained in prisons dark,

Were still in heart and conscience free.


























http://mulier-fortis.blogspot.com/2008/07/bishops-contemplate-bit-of-blogger.html


May they carry on in spite of dungeon, fire and sword!

( Before anyone gets upset, this post is by way of a little mild humour and is in no way intended to cast any nasturtiums on the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales.)

(BTW most new hymnals seem to omit the verse I quoted above, I wonder why?)

4 comments:

pattif said...

Apparently, Hound, 'they' think we aren't up for the bit about:
'How sweet would be their children's fate,
if they, like them, could die for thee.'

What I find equally annoying is the alteration of the next verse:
'Faith of our Fathers, Mary's prayers
shall win our country back to thee;
and through the truth that comes from God
England shall then indeed be free.'

Modern hymnals substitute 'our land' for 'England', presumably because a reminder of the sacrifice of the English martyrs is too in-yer-face for our ecumenical times.

Mac McLernon said...

Ummm... why would you want to smother their Lordships in flowers?
;-)

the hound said...

I was only playing around with the phrase "casting aspertions", I did not want anyone to think I was equating their good Lordships with the creatures being battled by the saints in the two paintings.

Pastor in Valle said...

Pattif:
or else they simply want to sell their hymnal in Scotland, Ireland and elsewhere.