Cuthbert Cary-Elwes SJ

On 15 April 1755, Dr Johnson published his Dictionary of the English Language. In the previous 150 years over 20 English dictionaries had been published, but these had all had serious shortcomings of organisation or scope which limited their usefulness. Dr Johnson was commissioned to make his dictionary by a group of publishers who needed a definitive authority for English grammar, definition and spelling. There had been a huge expansion of books, newspapers and pamphlets in the Eighteenth...
Young Catholics process to the Church of St Aloysius, Tipuru
The Catholic community in Tipuru, Guyana, and the neighbouring region of the Pakaraima Mountains have been celebrating 100 years since the arrival of a British Jesuit to plant the seed of the Catholic faith. It was in November 1916 that Fr Cuthbert Cary-Elwes SJ stepped onto Macushi territory; and this month, more than 500 Catholics gathered at Tipuru to welcome their bishop – Francis Alleyne OSB – and to celebrate their centenary with the Eucharist.Cuthbert Cary-Elwes SJ (1867-1945...