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Wednesday, 17 February 2010

The The Church, Under the Pope of Christian, Unity Welcomes Another Brother Home

Damian has news.
The former assistant Bishop of Newcastle, Paul Richardson, has been received into full communion with the Holy See, I am pleased to reveal. Richardson – also a former Anglican bishop in Papua New Guinea and diocesan bishop of Wangaratta in Australia – was received into the Church at the chaplaincy at Durham University last month.

He tells me that his conversion is not the product of recent controversies. “I would have become a Catholic even if the Church of England wasn’t ordaining women bishops,” he says. “In a sense I feel it’s what I’ve always been, so this is like coming home.”

Without complaining too much about the liturgical grab bag into whihc I have found myself forced to reach, of late, can I say how much I look forward to, YEARN for, access to an Anglican Use parish?


Lord Blockflote said...

I've been following this stuff. I truly wish my new place would "go Catholic" though I doubt you'll see much conversion outside of Africa or the UK.

Scelata said...

I'm afraid you're right, but i can dream, can't I?

(Save the Liturgy, Save the World)