I Made a Promise
I promised Father Dominic and Father Graham that I would not use my blog to attack people, but instead to give good positive witness about my life as a devout practising Catholic, and how positive this has been for me.
That is why I am not going to post any invective about THIS even though I really, really want to (mainly because it is in my diocese, and I know that people are laughing at us, and that I want to defend the many really good and holy priests we have in this diocese).
EXCEPT to say that he is supposed to be a servant of the Church, commissioned to act under obedience to the Holy See, and to proclaim what the Church teaches not what he thinks is best. Perhaps he should remember that he took a public oath, with one hand on the altar, which in part reads…
‘Moreover, I adhere with religious submission of will and intellect to the teachings which either the Roman pontiff or the College of Bishops enunciate when they exercise their authentic Magisterium, even if they do not intend to proclaim these teachings by a definitive act.’
Also that he is 78, his opinions are wrong and anachronistic, and his grasp of Sacrosanctum Concillium is laughable. Like a lot of these people, he clearly shouldn't be in post. Poor confused soul—these people need our prayers more than our admonishments.