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The heart of London is the home of martyrs

Tyburn site of the martyrs

Brisbane photo-journalist Alan Edgecomb writes about his visit to the Tyburn Tree, a place in London where 105 Catholics were martyred during the Reformation. THEY were hanged, drawn and quartered for refusing to take the oath attached to the Act of Succession. I know little of English history, so I was surprised when Borsbane Oratory priest Fr Adrian Sharp spoke ... Read More »

London guide impressed with Australia’s first Oratory community

LONDON Oratory priest and delegate for Australia’s first Oratorian congregation Fr Uwe Michael Lang has made his first visit to support the Brisbane community. Fr Lang arrived in Brisbane on August 26 and stayed with the community until September 4 before making a trip to the Great Barrier Reef. The Oratory priest of 19 years spoke positively of his first ... Read More »

How the confessional brought this London gangster back from the dead

FORMER London gangster John Pridmore had a reputation as a violent enforcer. One night, while working as a bouncer at a West End nightclub owned by the mob, he savagely beat a man.  He did it to impress one of his gangland bosses. Wearing knuckledusters, John landed one last powerful punch and watched the man fall straight backwards and smash ... Read More »

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