Friday, October 30, 2009

Dry or wet rot; Card. Murphy O'Connor to Cong. for Bishops; Card. Levada; and Anglicans- in-Waiting

Please note that I've moved the link to the Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction site to the alphabetical blog list below left.

Sorry to have been away at the Spiritual Mothers blog for so long. I hoped to post properly here today on the Anglican situation, but have been rather upset by domestic problems e.g. discovery of rot in the roof space next to our house chapel. We won't know until after the weekend whether it's wet or dry. Thank God the chapel is not affected.

If anyone's reading this, I'd be most interested in opinions about the latest appointment of our Cardinal emeritus as a member of the Congregation for Bishops. Let's hope the rumours are right that Cardinal Pell is about to be appointed to head the same Congregation on the retirement of Cardinal Re.

Other news this afternoon: The Holy Father will receive Cardinal Levada in private audience this evening. Let's hope this signifies that the AC concerning the Anglicans is on the verge of publication.

Washington Post: Interesting piece on Pope Benedict by Patrick J. Deneen, and which proves you do not have to agree with the Pontiff to write an informed and fair account of his actions and motives. It's quite a substantial piece and quotes at some length from Doctor Robert Moynihan's recent letter from Rome which dealt with the same subject. The final paragraphs following the Moynihan quote are particularly refreshing. Unfortunately, the first few commenters prefer to remain within the narrow confines of their own partisanship and completely miss Deneen's point. Read the piece here I found it a surprising relief after the ignorant twaddle that's been spouted about Papa B. 'fishing in the Anglican Pond', 'sheep stealing' from their fold, and parking his tanks on the Lambeth Palace lawn. Much of this nonsense has been peddled by people who couldn't give a fish's fin or a lamb's tail about the Anglicans anyway, and merely relished the development as another opportunity for 'Catholic bashing'.

Sorry link not working yet. Will try to fix it but in meantime try Googling 'Benedict the Radical' Washington Post. That does work.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's a lively discussion of Cardinal Murphy O'Connor's appointment on "Catholic Truth Scotland".

Personally I think the appoinment to the Congregation for Evangelisation is more significant; it shows Rome approves his ARCIC career despite the Personal Ordinariate proposal.