Author: Michæl McFarland Campbell

Irish, living in Co. Laois with his husband Andrew and their three cats. Now learning to live on dialysis three times a week, with interests including heraldry, Scouting, reading, and music.
Christianity

Watch out for the schismatics within!

ANiE, which is distinct from other national churches and approved by the Gafcon Primates Council, is fully recognised as being within the Anglican Communion and more than 50 million Anglicans worldwide. https://www.gafcon.org/news/new-anglican-jurisdiction-is-launched This statement appears to be economical with the truth. The “Anglican Network in Europe” is not fully recognised as being within the Anglican […]

Andrew McFarland Campbell 
Christianity

A new beginning…

For some months now, I have been attending online community meetings with the House of Initia Nova – a Benedictine Community. Through my link with this community, I continue to endeavour to put some of the spirit of the Rule of our holy father Benedict into daily life. Each day, like the whole of the […]

Andrew McFarland Campbell 
Christianity

Prayer for the US Elections

Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and [their] nation be enabled to fulfil your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. […]

Andrew McFarland Campbell 
Blogging

My Poppy Run 2020

I’ve signed up to take part in My Poppy Run 2020. I’ll be joining a virtual community of fellow runners across the UK and completing my own run. By taking part in this challenge I’ll be raising funds to support the Royal British Legion. Their Poppy Appeal was founded to help those in need following […]

Andrew McFarland Campbell 
Blogging

2020 Irish Poppy pins available

I’m really pleased to see the announcement from the Royal British Legion Republic of Ireland District that this year’s Irish Poppy pin is now available. It’s a new design with the shamrock alongside the familiar red poppy together with the year “2020” on the poppy. As the RBL said: Suggested donation €3/pin + €3.50 p&p […]

Andrew McFarland Campbell 
Blogging

Ireland needs sick pay for all

Many of my friends across Europe were shocked to hear that when I was first diagnosed with my Goodpasture Syndrome and its associated kidney failure, I received no sick pay from my employer. It took many months to get the Illness Benefit from the State as well. If it had not been for Andrew, I […]

Andrew McFarland Campbell