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Thursday, June 22, 2006
Feast of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher. I went to Mass this morning (21 hours ago in real time) at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 211 Old Marylebone Rd., London NW1., the parish closest to Tyburn. The priest gave a good homily about saying no even to kings when fundamentals are at issue. About twenty people attended, and that was only one of three daily Masses at this parish. The Anglican church three doors down the road was dead as a doornail.

And last night I attended an Evening of Recollection at St. Thomas More Church, Maresfield, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 (Borough of Camdentown).

I'm home now.