Thank you again for your reply.
Even though in life, for over 30 years, you and Blessed J H Newman were good friends you were separated in death. I saw your grave in Birmingham (no, not in Alabama).
But I like your photos in
But I do thing SJ sounds more Jesuitical than St John, and is your thinking Jesuitical?
I reflect on your quote From JHN, whose beatification I attended. I certainly agree with part of the claim that “neither party understood either his opponent or himself”. I agree that I lack understanding, as I find myself beyond my depth, being a simple retired chemist
I have a niggling thought about whether you accept* Dei Verbum* or not. But I do not understand it, so I am trying to study it. Did it restate existing teaching, develop ideas or introduce something new? But of course you died before it was written. I presume you are writing from beyond the grave, even though you keep abreast of the Developments of Doctrne.
However I think I need to terminatre this discussion as it is wandering from the original focus and I am lost.
I always thought that IOW meant the Isle of Wight, but my friend Prof Wikipedia, whom I am told not to trust, tells me it can be the International Office of Water, in other words, Idiots on Wheels, Institute for Occult Warfare, etc. As you can see I am confused.
But let us all pray for each other with hope, joy and live.