To the left is a new info box, specifically for the benefit of any Dutch or Belgian readers who are interested in my translations. As long as the list of texts doesn’t get too long, I’ll keep it there, although the ‘translation’ tab above will also remain. I’m happy to have received some encouraging remarks about these translations and that, coupled with my continued opinion that texts like these should be as readily available in Dutch as possible, has prompted to emphasise them a bit more. The new box saves all of one extra click, after all.
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I am a Dutch Catholic from the north of the Netherlands. Via this blog I hope to share news items and thoughts about the Catholic Church in the Netherlands and across the world, from the perspective of an interested layman without any pretense of knowledge or authority. Any thoughts and ideas published here are therefore strictly my own.
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