Today really is evidently a very good news day, with Cath News reporting the release of a letter from Archbishop Bathersby dealing with the ongoing festering sore of St Mary's 'Catholic' parish in Brisbane.
St Mary's you will recall, is the parish where huge number of people were not properly baptised over a period of some twenty years, where a Buddhist statue sat in front of the tabernacle for several weeks, and where numerous other abuses continue to be perpetrated.
The Archbishop, it seems, has been asked to report back to Rome on what is happening in response to all of this - hence his letter, which you can read here. It refers to the invalid baptisms, the Buddha affair, and the continuing disrespect the parish accords to the Archbishop and the hierarchy generally. And it points to problems in doctrine, liturgy and governance.
Essentially, the plan seems to be to close down the parish - but the letter notes that the parish is already effectively in schism. According to media reports, the parish is meeting tonight to discuss its response.
So please pray that the priests and laity involved repent and are reconciled to the Church. And for Archbishop Bathersby, as he takes the necessary next steps to deal with this sad situation.