Hmmm. Let's see.... Monsignor Blake...? Bishop Blake...? Of course the Holy Father is also looking for a new Ab. of Westminster...Possibilities. Possibilities.
Lent used to be one of the busiest and most mortified seasons for priests. These days it is time for holidays all year round. When not chained to a computer, get strapped into a plane seat and enjoy yourself.
Have a wonderful trip... and say one for me in the Eternal City!
Well, enjoy Rome, Father, and if possible bring back some rumours to enliven our dreary lives.But I would like to hear your "take" on the ramifications of this invalid baptism thing which has hit the headlines.What, I wonder, is Rome going to do about it ?
"Whenever I am in Italy, something interesting happens."Well, Fr. Ray is right, as usual.The "invalid baptisms" story is now in the public domain, together with the possible consequences.In certain parts of the world, the question now is : who is validly baptised and who is not ?It's no small matter.Presumably, Rome will have to do something quite soon.My own (I suppose rather cynical) view is that this rather puts in the shade the SSPX reaction to the new Good Friday prayer.The sooner Father is back to blogging in England the better, before something really horrible happens !
Anon.It wasn't a holiday.
Gor's comments were food for thought! I had noticed that Fr. Blake had written 'I have to be in Rome' and not simply 'I'm going to Rome.' This did seem to imply that he had been summoned by a higher authority.I should like to add that I thought Anon's comments were rude and discourteous. perhaps he was joking though in the absence of exclamation marks I fear he was not.
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