My friend the mighty p.p. of Blacken and Dean of Bexley, His Hermeueticalness, Fr. Finigan, whom I look forward to seeing soon, has a great post at his blog, The Hermeneutic of Continuity, about the upcoming meeting of the British Province of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy. I wrote about the meeting HERE. I urge all priests in dear ol’ Blighty to sign up right away. Here is a link to the Booking form.
It seems that the editors of The Tablet have their knickers in a knot over the very existence of the newly formed and faithful Confraternity of Catholic Clergy. Fr. Finigan explains the whole thing better than I can, and he does so with his customary sense of humor. Go THERE to read about it.
Some of you US readers might not know much about The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill). The Tablet was once a respectable Catholic publication. It still occasionally has good articles, but it is for the most part rather like the US’s National Catholic Fishwrap. I believe The Tablet’s circulation is dropping. They probably wouldn’t exist if they weren’t being propped up by the aging powers-that-be. The best Catholic weekly in England now is unquestionably The Catholic Herald, to which you can subscribe for an online, digital edition of the full paper. Fr. Finigan, by the way, has a weekly Q&A feature in The Catholic Herald, which is reason enough to subscribe.