Cassidy's Catholic Commentary

A weekly blog from Father James Cassidy, the parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes & St. Augustine's, two Catholic parishes in Milton Keynes. 

Yet another British industry bites the dust, with the problems of steel-making in these isles leading to the end of our steel industry. Is it... More

We’ve all been shocked by the events in Brussels, as we were by the events in Paris late last year. Tragedy is always tragedy, people loose their... More

There was a news story this week about children left alone by parents. Apparently the law just states that children must not be neglected or... More

For those of us who grew up in the 60’s the death of George Martin (in capitals: The Man Who Signed the Beatles) was a significant event. To... More

One of the more intriguing stories of the week for me has been the interrogation of Cardinal Pell of Australia and the Vatican concerning the... More

As Winston Churchill once said, democracy is the worst form of government, until you consider the alternatives. Has the referendum really solved... More

My blog is about news stories, but this week I write about silence. You may remember the quotation from the Sherlock Holmes story ‘Silver Blaze’... More

Last week there was a celebration of Evening Prayer at Hampton Court Palace. For the first time since the Reformation this was presided over... More

“But I often ask myself, when will they have a chance to relax, to appreciate beauty…life?” More

This week the Pope reaffirmed the traditional Catholic understanding of marriage: it’s between two people, male and female. He was talking to... More