Category Archives: ECHA Podcast

“Priests in Uniform” – military chaplains of the First World War by Dr James Hagerty KSG

Dr James Hagerty gives a detailed talk on the contribution of military chaplains in the First World War.  Roman Catholic chaplains were first commissioned for the British Army after the Crimean War, in 1858.  At the outbreak of WWI therefore … Continue reading

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“He placed himself in the order of signs” – a talk on the poet David Jones by Dr Mary Coghill

David Jones (1895-1974) was an artist and poet who contributed significantly to Catholic war literature. He was present at the front throughout most of the First World War only leaving the front when wounded, and then returning. His experiences marked … Continue reading

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Recusant Liturgy by Michael Hodgetts

Michael Hodgetts reviews the 300 years of liturgical practice of Catholics under penal conditions in England from the mid 1500s to early Victorian times. Music, missals, primers, chapel architecture and decoration, official and unofficial records of one sort or another, … Continue reading

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Talk by Brian Davies and paper by Fr Norman Tanner SJ on 2nd Vatican Council

We recently enjoyed a most interesting day conference on the 2nd Vatican Council at St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, as guests of the Midland Catholic History Society.  Our speakers were Brian Davies of the Justice and Peace Commission, and Fr Norman … Continue reading

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Catholic Emancipation – talks by Dr Simon Johnson & Fr Brian Doolan

These talks on Catholic Emancipation in England were given at our Day Conference at Downside Abbey in 2010.  We reproduce them now as useful background to the talks on the Gordon Riots given by our speakers at Downside this year … Continue reading

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The Gordon Riots – talks by Michael Winterbottom and Dr Steve Poole

At our recent Day Conference at Downside Abbey we were given two extremely interesting talks  on the Gordon Riots which took place as a result of the controversy surrounding the introduction of the First Catholic Relief Act towards the end … Continue reading

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The Christian History of Wells – Catholicism & Recusancy – talks by Dr Tim Hopkinson-Ball & Mrs Gill Hogarh

These two talks were given during the visit of our members to the Catholic Church of Sts Joseph & Teresa in Wells, in April 2012.  We are grateful to our speakers for allowing them to be reproduced on this website. … Continue reading

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