The purpose of this blog is to provide an open forum for discussion of the aims of the society; news from the wider Church and details of Masses and events of interest in the diocese. The Latin Mass Society in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough expresses its full filial devotion and loyalty to Holy Mother Church, Pope Francis and Bishop Drainey.
REGULAR TRADITIONAL MASSES IN THE DIOCESE OF MIDDLESBROUGH
12 Noon. Every Sunday Missa Cantata
Church of St Wilfrid, Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF
5pm. Every Second Sunday. Low Mass.
Church of St Mary & St Joseph, Baxtergate, Hedon HU12 8JN
VESPERS AND BENEDICTION
6pm. Every Sunday
Church of St Wilfrid, Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF
There will be sung Latin Masses at 6pm in St Wilfrid's Church, York on both these Feasts. The Feast of All Saints (1st November) is, of course, a Holyday of Obligation. On the Feast of All Souls (2nd November) we remember the faithful departed with a Requiem Mass. On this occasion, I understand that the choral scholars will be enhanced by members of the University choir, so we can expect some first class singing.
Archbishop Vigano has issued a third document, in which he responds to Cardinal Oulett, and refutes some of Cardinal Oullet's assertions. The full text of Archbishop Vigano's third testimony can be found on Life Site News and elsewhere, and is well worth reading.
A particularly useful feature of this latest disclosure is that it contains a concise summary of the Archbishop's original evidence, and I reproduce it here for the convenience of anyone who does not wish to wade through the original 11 page document.
In November 2000 the U.S. nuncio, Archbishop Montalvo, informed the Holy See of Cardinal McCarrick’s homosexual behavior with seminarians and priests.
In December 2006 the new U.S. nuncio, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, informed the Holy See of Cardinal McCarrick’s homosexual behavior with yet another priest.
In December of 2006 I myself wrote a memo to the Secretary of State, Cardinal Bertone, and personally delivered it to the Substitute for General Affairs, Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, calling for the Pope to bring extraordinary disciplinary measures against McCarrick to forestall future crimes and scandal. This memo received no response.
In April 2008 an open letter to Pope Benedict by Richard Sipe was relayed by the Prefect of the CDF, Cardinal Levada, to the Secretary of State, Cardinal Bertone, containing further accusations of McCarrick’s sleeping with seminarians and priests. I received this a month later, and in May 2008 I myself delivered a second memo to the then Substitute for General Affairs, Archbishop Fernando Filoni, reporting the claims against McCarrick and calling for sanctions against him. This second memo also received no response.
In 2009 or 2010 I learned from Cardinal Re, prefect of the Congregation of Bishops, that Pope Benedict had ordered McCarrick to cease public ministry and begin a life of prayer and penance. The nuncio Sambi communicated the Pope’s orders to McCarrick in a voice heard down the corridor of the nunciature.
In November 2011 Cardinal Ouellet, the new Prefect of Bishops, repeated to me, the new nuncio to the U.S., the Pope’s restrictions on McCarrick, and I myself communicated them to McCarrick face-to-face.
On June 21, 2013, toward the end of an official assembly of nuncios at the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke cryptic words to me criticizing the U.S. episcopacy.
On June 23, 2013, I met Pope Francis face-to-face in his apartment to ask for clarification, and the Pope asked me, “il cardinale McCarrick, com'è (Cardinal McCarrick -- what do you make of him)?”-- which I can only interpret as a feigning of curiosity in order to discover whether or not I was an ally of McCarrick. I told him that McCarrick had sexually corrupted generations of priests and seminarians, and had been ordered by Pope Benedict to confine himself to a life of prayer and penance.
Instead, McCarrick continued to enjoy the special regard of Pope Francis and was given new responsibilities and missions by him.
McCarrick was part of a network of bishops promoting homosexuality who, exploiting their favor with Pope Francis, manipulated episcopal appointments so as to protect themselves from justice and to strengthen the homosexual network in the hierarchy and in the Church at large.
Pope Francis himself has either colluded in this corruption, or, knowing what he does, is gravely negligent in failing to oppose it and uproot it.
On Sunday 14th October (it being the second Sunday of the month) there will be a Latin Mass at the Church of St Mary and St Joseph, Hedon. It will be at 5pm and a Low Mass celebrated by Fr Mark Drew. Please give it your support.
As part of a national campaign, the five Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary will be recited for Faith, Life and Peace at 3pm next Sunday 7th October, in St Wilfrid's Church, York. This sits nicely between the Sung Latin Mass Mass at noon, and Vespers at 6pm. So anyone wanting to combine a pious afternoon with a little sightseeing should find the occasion convenient.
According to the website, Rosary on the Coast, the Sorrowful Mysteries will be recited simultaneously in a hundred or more locations throughout Britain. It follows a similar project some months ago, when the rosary was recited at a large number of coastal locations.