Friday Links

Happy Friday, I have a cold that is sort of dominating my existence at the moment. It won’t kill me, it just kills any desire I have to do anything useful or social. This weeks links, if you read one this week, scroll down the post and read Robert Webb writing about grief and dead parents and growing up.

1) What we talk about when we talk about YA. Or any kind of fiction that isn’t deemed worthy but especially romance…

2) If we’re cutting benefits how about cutting the ones that go to corporations?

3) Is black pudding a must eat food? Yes, yes and yes!

4) Tina Beattie on the Vatican. Pope Francis has called an extraordinary synod on the family. So a group of celibate men are going to talk about the impact of Church doctrine on families. Can you see a flaw? This month, Catholic Women’s Ordination (CWO) held it’s AGM in a church hall in Bristol. In September, the parish priest was contacted by his bishop, who’d been contacted by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). I think that Francis is a good man. I think he genuinely wants the Catholic Church to have relevance and meaning to all its members but Francis is a ‘son of the Church’ and he has a privileged place in it. Until he understands that and acts accordingly, I don’t think anything will change.

5) Map error hastened Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo.

6) Robert Webb on being a man and dead parents. Funny, wise, sad.

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