I have just heard that the Holy Father has signed the Dispensation from Celibacy, which means that, Deo Volente, I shall take part in the Deaconing Service on May 26, 10.00 in Westminster Cathedral. There is no time arranged yet for the Priesting.
I am extremely grateful to the very many dear friends, both those I have met in the flesh and those with whom I have communicated over the airwaves, people all over the world, who have kept me in their prayers and assured me constantly of their affection and esteem.
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A modest proposal - As a cost-saving measure, wouldn't it make sense to skip the pre-synodal meetings and consultations, and the Synod itself, and just release the post-synoda...
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