When, instead of hearing the expected letter from Archbishop Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Peter Smith after the Gospel at Mass this morning, I heard a waffley sermon I thought the priest had decided to read it out under "notices" after the Post Communion Prayer. It was not.
Instead there was a vague reference to copies being available at the back of the church. In other words it looked very much to me as if the priest bottled out.
With pastors like this is it any wonder that we are such a miserable shower?
I wonder if anyone else had a similar experience...or did you actually get to hear the letter?
Update: I gather that in one parish in the Wrexham diocese the Parish Priest not only read out the letter but encouraged parishioners to follow his own example and write to David Cameron. A priest in the Shrewsbury diocese apologised to his parishioners saying that he had not received the letter and therefore could not read it to them.
The Feast of St Mary Magdalene 2017 - O happy Mary of happy merit, that first among mortals did merit to see the Son of God rising from the dead; for whose love thou disdained the blandishments...
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