Sunday, 10 January 2010

The Baptism of the Lord

"For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin,
so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
[2 Cor 5. 21] 

One of the most frustrating things about the media is that very often there is no follow-up to a really interesting news story, so we are left wondering about what happened afterwards.
The Anglo-Catholic blog does have a follow-up piece today about the parish of Thiberville and their parish priest, Fr Michel.
It appears that after a meeting with the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Luigi Ventura, the Bishop of Evreux seems to have backed down.
This is yet another timely reminder to us all of the absolute necessity of the Petrine Ministry for the whole Church. For this reason alone (I'm sure he could think of others!), Fr Michel should be grateful that he isn't an Anglican. We have no such recourse. There are many doctrinally orthodox Anglo-Catholics in, to take an example, TEC, (to say nothing of the rest of the world) who would be thankful for even the possibility of such an intervention.

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