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March 31, 2017

‘A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins’.

Fr. Thomas Crean, a regular celebrant at Christ the King published a terrific book in 2007, titled ‘A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins’. Essentially, the book is a refutation of Dawkins’ best-seller, ‘The God Delusion’, where Dawkins claims that “belief in God is not only a delusion, but also that religion actually has a harmful influence on society.” I will post a longer ‘review’ in the resources section shortly. Suffice to say, this is an excellent read and well worth purchasing. […]

St Thomas Aquinas summer school in Walsingham

Many people still associate study of the works of St Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) with the dark and dusty atmosphere of an old theological library. In attempt to introduce the study of the Angelic Doctor (so named, some say, because of his extensive writings on angels) a group of Dominican scholastics and lay theological scholars came together some years ago and organized a one week course on Aquinas in Ireland during the summer months. They set up the Aquinas Institute of […]

March 7, 2017

25th March – Annunciation and talk!

Latin Mass with Our Lady of Guadalupe Miraculous Relic Image The Miraculous Relic Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be visiting Christ the King on Saturday 25 March, the Feast of the Annunciation. The Image is an authorised copy of the original in Mexico City, has the status of a First Class Relic and confers the same graces and blessings. In 2016 the Image travelled more than 3000 miles around the United Kingdom on Pilgrimage Visits and was venerated […]

March 1, 2017

Ash Wednesday

  On a wet and windy evening in Bedford, Fr Gabriel Diaz celebrated the first Traditional Ash Wednesday Mass at Christ the King since 1969. As well as many of the usual Sunday morning Latin Mass congregation, we were joined by many other parishioners from Christ the King, including some of this year’s Confirmation candidates, and so we numbered around 100 people. For some of them, this was likely their first experience of the Latin Mass. Fr Diaz has a […]