Bringing My Father Home

  “We cannot go there now, my dear, we cannot go there now.” W.H. Auden, “Refugee Blues”   The hearse was a Mercedes estate with the Polish company name embossed in gold down the sides. SLABINSKI AGENCJA FUNERALNA. My father was stored in the back in a coffin, while I was seated in the front next to Mr Grabowski, the …

MURDER IN JAMAICA

Fr Martin Royackers, a defiant Canadian Jesuit priest, was shot dead in his dilapidated coastal parish on 20 June 2001. Sixteen years later, the motive for his killing remains a mystery, though some believe what led to his death was his defence of the rights of the poor     Father Martin Royackers and friend, Jamaica (note the Craven A …