Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Portsmouth Restructured



Bishop Egan has announced Portsmouth diocese are to undergo a major restructuring based on creating Vicariates, for Vocation, Education and Evangelisation.
The "Head of Department for Pastoral Formation, Director of Music and Liturgy, Advisor for Stewardship and Collaborative Ministry, Advisor for Youth Ministry and Advisor for Catechesis and Adult Formation will be made redundant."
The Director of Music is of course Mr Paul Inwood.

21 comments:

Zephyrinus said...

Praise be to God.

How fortunate the Church is to have Bishops as capable and devout as Bishop Egan.

Deo Gratias.

Lola said...

What I do not understand is why Parish collections for Cabrini Children's Society are still allowed in the Diocese of Portsmouth.

Lola

A Catholic Comes Home said...

Looks like a total "Spring Clean".
Oh good!

IanW said...

Thanks for the news, Fr. It's good to have something to cheer us up. I wonder where Mr. Inwood will run his publishing business from once he can no longer do so from the Diocesan offices.

john-of-hayling said...

Well who'd have thought it...........

epsilon said...

Yippee

Deacon Augustine said...

I wondered how long it would take for this to get around!

All I can say is, even allowing for the season: "Alleluia, ch, ch..."!

Pétrus said...

Bishop Egan is such a breath of fresh air.

Deo Gratias!

Stephen Davis said...

An interesting and potentially welcome developments in Portsmouth. I read the document and it sounds like Bishop Egan is planning great things in his diocese. We must remember however that 6 or so people will lose their jobs as a result. As we pray for Bishop Egan and his future plans we must also pray that those affect can find good and honest work in the future too.

IanW said...

"We must remember however that 6 or so people will lose their jobs as a result." Indeed - though the one of their number who has used his office to further his outside business interests will probably be OK. And I suspect from his outrageous abuse of his position last year to promote opposition to the new translation that he's long seen this coming, and cultivated alternative arrangements. Sadly, his colleagues are the ones who will suffer from the financial car-crash that was the result of the empire building that's been going on there for so long.

Thinker said...

I quote from comments about people losing their jobs.

'Praise be to God'
'It cheers us up?'
'Oh good'
'Yippee'

jadis said...

Bishop Egan's deliberations were no doubt aided by the helpful habits of dissenters within his diocese, who have been making their views and unorthodox actions known before his appointment, through the pages of "Portsmouth People" and (sadly in the case of clergy) on the "Pray Tell" website. Let's hope that those who have publicly dissented from the New Mass translation are never in a position to wreckovate the liturgy, and that costcutting precludes re-ordering of inoffensive or historical altars.

FrereRabit said...

Deacon Augustine, never mind about your spontaneous "Alleluia" in Lent: the "ch,ch" cancels it.

Good riddance, Inwood and your superficial rubbish. At last some commonsense. Praise the Lord for Bishop Egan.

Eccles said...

Paul Inwood going? A great loss to the world of comedy.

romishgraffiti said...

'Praise be to God'
'It cheers us up?'
'Oh good'
'Yippee'


I don't know enough of the context to weigh in reliably, but it is clear that people believe that these job losses were just, and we should always be pleased when justice prevails.

Angelo Cardinal Fratelli said...

If they want more vocations, they should bring more tradition back. Traditional seminaries like the FSSP are OVERFLOWING with applicants.

Anyway, this is very good news to hear.

Michael said...

Thank God! Is this the beginning of the end for the ghastly PC hymnbooks which can be foisted on us?! Back to doctrinally sound ones, please God!

Eccles said...

I hear that universities are now being encouraged to take the over-60s. Perhaps Paul Inwood could now retrain as a musician.

Michael said...

Plenty of Catholic charities out there! The Little Way Association for example. I too wonder why Cabrini is still collected for in Southwark!

Michael said...

Amen to that! The problem is that the 'progressives' won't admit the truth that fidelity to Church Teachings is what attracts Vocations!

romishgraffiti said...

Thank God! Is this the beginning of the end for the ghastly PC hymnbooks which can be foisted on us?!

Check out this one that just came out. Gorgeous: http://www.ccwatershed.org/Campion/