A truly sad situation in the Archdiocese of Leeds.
Six parishes were to be suppressed, but now they are simply to be "closed".
The local ordinary now forbids Mass to be offered in them.
This includes the church where the TLM was celebrated.
Ugly business to be sure.
One can understand the distress of the lay people.
One can understand if no one is paying the bills at those parishes too.
There is often a great deal under the surface that doesn’t get out in media reports, but this remains a real puzzle… a sad puzzle.