The Communion of Saints

The Communion of Saints
I hope there's room for me.

Welcome all - especially Mancunians.

Hello anybody lost in the blogosphere. Welcome to the ruminations of a politically left of centre, Man United supporting, blues loving, history-fixated, Catholic wanderer. Be warned, I am a bit of a curmudgeon.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Not so much a hiatus, more of a complicated hernia.

I have been away from regular posting for sometime now; it isn't unusual for me to take a bit of a break, but a change of circumstances and suddenly finding myself extremely busy has prevented me from finding the time to sit down and share a few thoughts, opinions, reflections, etc.

I am now in a position to at least have a bit of a return to the fray and will be posting on a fairly regular basis again. Politics is very interesting at the moment, the religious world is forever full of fascination and it is only football that presently leaves me depressed.

I will doubtless be sharing some overviews and thoughts on the forthcoming local elections, which have been delayed by two weeks to coincide with the European Parliamentary elections. I will again be visiting the politics of Stockport, Portsmouth, Manchester and Rochdale, as well as my new home of Blackburn.

The Personal Ordinariates have continued to progress in the UK, Australia and North America and it will be interesting to see what, if any, effect that decisions in the Church of England will have on the growth of the Ordinariate the UK.

The Pope continues to confound people with his approach to his ministry and it is worth having a look at the following link for this perceptive article (don't be put off by the title):

As for football, for the love of all the is holy - David Moyes, get a grip!!!!!!


  1. Hi G,

    Nice to see you back on-line, hope you're okay. We miss you at the funny farm. Keep up the fight to put the world right.

    Nurse Phil

  2. Hi Phil, all is well - I am very busy and pretty happy. Are you standing again this year?

  3. Happy to hear that you are recovering.Types of hernias like hiatus hernias are very common now days.Continue blogging..!!! Get well soon !!!!

  4. Hi G,
    Good to hear you're happy, I am standing but I've moved back to Hull, so keep an eye out for Hull Drypool, need to go from 0 to 2300 votes! I do love a challenge!
    Beat the Libs, then Labour, lol.

  5. Ha - best of Luck mate, you'll need it. You don't have to get to 2,300, that is only in a genral election year - 1,500 should do it!

  6. Hello Ged, hope you are well and my elderly relative in Cheadle Hulme is being looked after well by care workers in New Mills and my mum should be able to own my late grandmother's house in Whaley Bridge soon.
    Right wing extremism has permeated into mainstream political forums which is why I no longer comment on them.


    1. Hi Alexander,

      nice to hear from you and to knw you are ok. Let me have your email address and we can chat in that way.