During his address he spoke of the men and women who laid down their lives for the faith they loved "on this very spot". He spoke of Margaret Clitherow and Nicholas Postgate by name. His address was a catechesis based upon his own Letter about the family, Familiaris Consortio. That letter too is forgotten in this island, yet it is the fullest teaching about the family that exists on the planet.
Monday 12 May 2008
Lest we forget ...
It has always seemed very strange to me that resources, and especially video images, of John Paul II's visit to Britain in May 1982 are not available. It is as though his visit were best forgotten. Here is a photo taken during his meeting with Catholics on the Knavesmire at York.