Saturday 27 September 2014

Oh Dear! Bishop Conroy of Arundel and Brighton resigns.

This from the Telegraph website.
Best pray for him and for the diocese.
A leading Catholic Bishop announced his resignation on Saturday after confessing to being “unfaithful” to his vows, leading to speculation he has had a sexual affair. 
The Rt Rev Kieran Conry, the bishop of Arundel and Brighton and chairman of the Church’s evangelisation committee in England and Wales, was to make the shock announcement in a letter read to congregations across the diocese at services over the weekend.
It immediately led to speculation that Bishop Conry had broken his vow of celibacy, central to the Catholic priesthood.
In the statement, being read to congregations on Saturday evening and Sunday morning the Bishop apologised for being "unfaithful to my promises as a Catholic priest".
He explained his actions were not illegal and did not involve minors, but apologised to "all to the individuals hurt by my actions" and "all of those inside and outside the diocese who will be shocked, hurt and saddened to hear this". 
Bishop Conry said he would not be commenting further on the nature of his unfaithfulness.Cardinal Vincent Nichols, leader of the Catholic church in England and Wales, spoke of his sorrow at Bishop Conry’s resignation.
He said: “This is a sad and painful moment. It makes clear that we are always a Church of sinners called to repentance and conversion and in need of God’s mercy. All involved in this situation are much in my prayers today.”


Anonymous said...

As an addendum to my previous epistle I attach this curious link. It is an interview with the priest Conry appointed as exorcist of the Arundel and Brighton diocese; Rev. David Maskell;

I encourage the readers of this blog to be patient and scroll down to the end of the page. Here one can find the interview Maskell decided to give.

One choice quotation from Maskell may give a taste of what the article is all about;

Allegations that people’s souls have been taken over by an alien power were "on the verge of cuckoo-land", he said.

This is a Conry appointee; Surely the greatest ally is the one who spreads doubt and disbelief regarding the Adversary. It has taken possession of Conry and now the diocese has an exorcist who is dismissive of possession himself.

Welcome to our Fairtrade polyester clad Novus Ordo 'priesthood'.

Fr Simon Henry said...

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