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Publication of A History of Exorcism in Catholic Christianity

Today is the publication date of my book A History of Exorcism in Catholic Christianity, which is the first comprehensive history of exorcism in the English language, covering the period … Continue reading

May 20, 2016 · 2 Comments

Origins of Reader Ministry in the Church of England

My article ‘1866 And All That: the origins of Reader ministry in the Church of England’ has just been published in a special edition of The Reader, the magazine of … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Launch of Rookwood Family Papers

Yesterday evening I launched my book Rookwood Family Papers 1606-1761, the Suffolk Records Society‘s volume for 2016, in the crypt of the Church of St Edmund, King and Martyr, Bury St … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · 6 Comments

English Catholic History and England’s European Identity

I do not think my self bound to conform my Conscience to the Counsel of one Kingdom, against the general Consent of all Christendom. – Sir Thomas More, 7 May … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · 1 Comment