Monday, December 07, 2009

Cormac says no to Lords

After consultation with the Holy See and the Bishops of England Wales Cardinal Murphy O'Connor has turned down Gordon Brown's offer to join Anglican bishops and Lord Sacks on the red benches of the House of Lords, according to the Telegraph.

5 comments:

Crux Fidelis said...

"Others argued that canon law forbids clergy from taking any office that might involve the exercise of political power"

What's to discuss? It's all there in black and white.

nickbris said...

Good for Cormac,why encourage the Heathen?

Nothing in the Telegraph can be trusted so all of it can be taken with a pinch of salt.

We wll find out later from more reliable sources.

Mark M said...

As Crux Fidelis points out: Roma locuta est, Causa finita est.

Why did he take so long to say the "no" which isn't an answer, but an objective statement of inability?

Physiocrat said...

Good. Best decision he has made for years even if he had no option in reality. He has gone up in my estimation.

Michael Petek said...

Now someone's raised the matter of canon law, can someone tell me whether the Bishop of Urgell needs a dispensation in order to serve as Co-Prince of Andorra?