Father Finegan reports that the Holy See has just accepted the resignation of his Grace, the Archbishop of Southwark, in accordance with the provisions of Canon 401 § 2.
The Archdiocese of Southwark had, according to the Annuario Pontificio 2005, a Catholic population of 385,384 and a proportion of 980 Catholics per Priest. The Archdiocese also has Masses in the Gregorian Rite every Sunday in FIVE Churches: St. Bede's, Thornton Road (daily); St. Ethelbert, Ramsgate; St. Mary Magdalene, Wandsworth (and every Friday); Our Lady of the Rosary, Blackfen (and every Saturday); St. Thomas Aquinas, Ham.
The Archdiocese also has monthly Masses in the Gregorian Rite in FIVE Churches: St. Raphael's, Kingston (first Tuesdays); St. Francis, Maidstone (first Sunday); St. Simon, Ashford South (second, fourth and fifth Sundays); St. Mary, Chislehurst (every Friday and third Sunday); St. Andrew, Tenterden (third Sunday).
The Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin had, according to the Annuario Pontificio 2005, a Catholic population of 191,222 and a proportion of 1,217 Catholics per Priest. The Diocese has Masses in the Gregorian Rite every Sunday in NONE of its Churches.
The Diocese has monthly Masses in the Gregorian Rite in ONE Church: Cill Mhuire, Newbridge. Many Churches in the Diocese will not permit even a single Mass in the Gregorian Rite to take place.
Father Finegan asks for prayers for Archbishop McDonald. Let us pray for an Archbishop McDonald.
Papolatria Maxima: Francis' statue given veneration in Brazilian cathedral - A video from the Associated Press -- Easter mass of Paul VI at the Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcantara, in Petropolis, Brazil (tip: Messa in Latino):
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