Catholic Herald Morning Must Read

Roadkill
William Oddie has written a piece for The Catholic Herald suggesting that despite his unwavering belief that conspiracies have no place in the Catholic Church, he is starting to wonder why the US Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter has been given a Church from which to build their mission, yet the English counterpart, the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, is still awaiting a Church headquarters.

Who knows what's down the road for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham? Well, unless as Oddie suggests, Rome takes action, the answer is...roadkill! It would be nice if down the road was a Church for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham but hey...accidents will happen!

Comments

Thanks for drawing attention to this matter. I tried, unsuccessfully to do so yesterday! Glad you could.
georgem said…
Sadly, you, William Oddie and Damian Thompson are not the only people to have reached this conclusion.
Melisa MonDuza said…
Would that be William Oddie former editor of the Catholic Herald who oversaw a near complete collapse in its circulation during his term, before almost bancrupting the publication after loosing a libel case against a Guardian jounalist then having to resign in disgrace.
georgem said…
Yes, it's the one who can spell. And has a brain.
'Melisa' - you of all people know exactly what happened...
motuproprio said…
The Church that is to be the headquarters of the Ordinariate in the USA was built from scratch by one of the Anglican Use congregations that are essentially a precursor of the Ordinariates. Unfortunately (as detailed by William Oddie in The Roman Option) the hierarchy in England and Wales successfully prevented the establishment of Anglican Use parishes in England and Wales. The Ordinariate in England and Wales will have to walk before it can run, There is a lot of experience of ethnic chaplaincies sharing parish churches and when they are strong enough establishing their own premises - I hope the Governing Council will endorse that as the development strategy for the Ordinariate.
Sixupman said…
The Bishops' Conference likely does not want to expose their parishes, by and large, to a superior demeanour of celebration of the liturgy?
Melisa MonDuza said…
OTSOTA - I know what the objective assessment of the court was and that William Oddie & the Catholic Herald paid substantial damages and issued an aopology. But, just out of interest, what's your spin on it?
Oh Melisa...as you have reminded all and sundry on multiple occasions I am a failure, a sinful, useless non-entity, discredited and despised by many; a pitiable shelf-stacker, a bad parent whom should be given no credence whatsoever....

But I hit my knees and thank God that I am me rather than certain other individuals...for instance those who might engage in entrapment.

Might I also remind you that the gentleman involved has publicly forgiven those involved in the case...in determining who or what exactly required forgiveness would require scrutiny of the trial itself.

http://www.lawyers-media.com/_uploads/newsletter/79.htm#253

There are multiple conclusions to be drawn from the case regarding the third parties involved; on which I refuse to comment.
Terry said…
Having their own church is all well and good and hopefully, it will happen someday soon. However, at this point in time, who's going to pay for it? Most of the Ordinariate groups can barely cover the cost of their priest, much less having to contribute more to pay for some nice church in London. And how are they going to fill up this nice church in London? Do you expect them to drain the congregations from all the other London Ordinariate groups, bankrupting them in the process? Crikey, what a load of codswallop from Damian Thompson.
Piers said…
Well, I mean, if they chucked all of the gays out of Warwick Street that would be a great location for them.