Bishops Shouldn’t Try to Censor the Blogosphere

So say a leading English priest: Fr Timothy Finigan, author of the Hermeneutic of Continuity blog, made the comment after Bishop Michael Campbell of Lancaster asked Deacon Nick Donnelly “to voluntarily pause from placing new posts” on his blog Protect the Pope. Fr Finigan, parish priest of Our Lady of the Rosary in Blackfen, south…

Bishops Should Serve, Not Lord it Over their People

So says Pope Francis: In a June 21 address to apostolic nuncios, Pope Francis stressed the importance of finding bishops who will be good pastors and servants of the faithful in their dioceses… “Be attentive that they aren’t ambitious, that they don’t seek the episcopate,” the Pope said. Candidates to become bishops should be poor…

Speaking of Gratitude…

Someone is grateful to Archbishop John Hepworth for the unfolding Ordinariates. How might things look different now had all the bishops behaved like good Catholics…        

Church of England Faces Backlash Over Rejecting Bishopesses

When the Church of England scuttled plans to allow women bishops on Nov. 20, incoming Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby called it “a very grim day for women and their supporters.”Now, that grim day is turning into a church-state nightmare for Britain’s established church. The Washington Post: The Times of London quoted from a leaked…