05 September 2019, The Tablet

Is Ushaw still Catholic?


Making religious buildings viable means not just preserving memories but maintaining a tradition

I think it's basically a good thing that the Catholic heritage of the UK is being preserved. It’s a distinctive story that needs not to be lost from view.

If it’s just a means of keeping the institution from liquidation, clearly we hope for more than that. For Catholicism, it’s not about memory, legacy and preservation of items, it’s about tradition and tradition is a living thing in Catholicism so the question is how these places can become carriers today of the tradition that was so vibrant from the times they witnessed in.

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