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27 May 2016

Further Expansion of the FSSP in USA

Rorate Coeli has posted a report of another American bishop handing over responsibility for a parish parish to the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter.  In this case it is Bishop John Barres of the Diocese of Allentown in Pennsylvania, and the parish is St Stephen of Hungary.

I have often said that what is done in America today will happen this side of the Atlantic tomorrow. So maybe we can look forward to more churches being handed over to traditional orders in the future.  A start has been made in New Brighton, Preston and Warrington, but there is a long way to go to catch up with the States, where about 50 churches are now in the hands of traditional orders.

Bishop Barres should be congratulated for making this decision.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I believe the Plymouth diocese will likely be the next one to get the FSSP in Britain. The bishop has already met with them and expressed a desire to establish a traditional parish. However it will probably be a couple of years away. The FSSP still needs to shore up their existing locations, with Warrington and Scotland still needing a second priest. But from then on, they will probably steadily expand in Britain. They expect to ordain about one Brit every year from here on. I'm not sure about the ICRSS but it would be nice if they would get invited into more dioceses as well. They do a fantastic job.