I am in Brighton until tomorrow, when I dash southward to Rome.
I am hosted here by Fr. Raymond Blake, pastor of St. Mary Magdalen parish, who has his own blog.
Here is Fr. Blake in action this morning:
He has instituted celebrations of Holy Mass ad orientem with the Novus Ordo. I think this is very significant. Turning around the altars may have been the single greatest damaging blow to Catholic worship after the Council. It will take great patience and some intestinal fortitude on the part of priests to get these altars reoriented, but the stakes are high and the effort worth the headaches created by those who will resist anything they mistakenly think is "turn the clock back".
We had a nice walk around the city today, and I got to see the usual tourist sites. Included was a trip down the pier. Again, Fr. Blake:
It seems Father is is always snapping photos with his little digital camera. Again he is in action:
Tonight we will have a bit of supper and then I must get a good night’s sleep before the next stage in the trip.