This is from VIS:
- Appointed Rev. Keith Newton as first ordinary of the new Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the territory of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. Rev. Newton was born in Liverpool, England in 1952 and ordained a priest in 1976 for the Anglican diocese of Chelmsford. In March 2002 he was ordained as suffragan bishop of Richborough.
Notice anything odd about that?
How extraordinary, as my friends across the pond would say.
Fr. Keith Newton was ordained a priest in Westminster Cathedral on 15 January, for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. No?
Sure, an announcement can’t say everything about a man’s life, include every point in his CV, and sure, there is a specification of “Anglican” in the announcement above, but… perhaps I am being too touchy… would it have been out of place to mention that he was ordained a Catholic priest at some point? Or… is this an instance of the “bella figura” bone in someone’s head kicking in? Are they trying to avoid the “heri catechumenus hodie pontifex” thing. Dunno.
It just stuck me as …. odd.
By the way… have you ever noticed that VIS has a combox? I suspect the powers-that-be would rather be eaten alive by wild swamp rats than publish comments, but… somebody reads them.