Sunday, August 10, 2008

Bishop of Shrewsbury criticised by Rome for plan to move parish to shared Anglican church

Local action as appropriate. The picture shows the Catholic church, SS Peter and Paul, which is under threat; for an earlier phase of the battle to save it see here. The Diocese has been spending the parish's money on the Anglican church they want to use: see here.

From the Catholic Herald: The Vatican has expressed "surprise" and "concern" at a plan by the Diocese of Shrewsbury to close one of its churches and arrange to have the parish Mass in a local Anglican church instead.

A letter from Mgr Giovanni CarrĂ¹, the under-secretary of the Congregation for the Clergy, said the plan to close the Church of Ss Peter and Paul, on the Wirral coast, "appears to stand in direct contrast to the recent indication that there are no plans to close the church... which were communicated to this Dicastery by His Lordship [the Bishop of Shrewsbury]".

See the full story here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Msgr. Maurice Taylor (Dumfries & Galloway) closed St. Ninian's, Gretna and directed the congregation to attend the nearby Church of Scotland (or whatever) -
The Catholic priest was a convert from the CofS and the CofS minister was a lapsed Catholic.

Salford Diocese closed a church in Nelson & Colne and built a shared church in the town centre with the Methodists - an absolutely ghastly place.

But see the E&W Bishops' Conference web-site (publications) promoting use of CofE and Non-Conformist establishments when parish church is not close-by.

And then people rabbit-on about the validity, or otherwise, of SSPX.

Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen