Saturday, 22 October 2011

Unbelievable...Newcastle's new bishop strikes out the TLM

Rorate Caeli features a story about some extraordinary comments of the newly appointed Bishop Wright of Newcastle-Maitland,who seems to have decided that, contrary to Summorum Pontificum, he can prohibit the TLM being celebrated regularly on Sundays in his diocese.

Apparently Bishop Wright hated being forced to attend a Novus Ordo Mass in Latin while in Rome on a previous trip, and therefore doesn't consider that praying in the official language of his Rite something suitable for the 'common worship' of the community!

The sentiments he expresses are in line with his previous comments as a parish priest.  The difference of course is that now he is a bishop.  Let's hope that he comes home from Rome enlightened about what it means to be in communion with Peter.

4 comments:

A Canberra Observer said...

A Pell supported appointment. Who likes small, 'REAL', worship.

Another William off the Morris block?

Would that we could have some more off the block of William Brennan the elder (Toowoomba 60s, 70s). He had to die before some the novus ordo 'reforms' came in.

Depressing.

Robert said...

And by an amazing coincidence, the Newcastle-Maitland diocese seems for decades to have been one of the country's happiest hunting grounds for sexually abusive priests ...

http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2010/05/police-investigate-clergy-abuse-claims.html

A Canberra Observer said...

Robert, beware faulty syllogisms. Cats and dogs both have four legs but ...

PM said...

From the Newcastle cathedral website:

"The Cathedral Choir forms the basis of the choral programme. Their repertoire spans from plainsong through to the present days, and includes a number of anthems, canticles and settings by local composers. In addition to this, the choir regularly sings major settings by Palestrina, Byrd, Victoria, Haydn, Schubert, Mozart, Widor and Vierne, as well as the “traditional” English repertoire of Darke, Sumsion, Stanford, Howells and others. The great orchestral settings are performed on major feast days and are accompanied by our resident orchestra...."

Needless to say, it's the Anglican cathedral!