Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Archbishop of Westminster?

It appears that my last minute bet was wrong (what's new there?) - Italian blogger Paolo Rodari is reporting that it will be Bishop Bernard Longley, one of the current auxiliaries in Westminster. I know little about him (perhaps Fr. Ray can help as he is an A&B priest), except that he does celebrate the EF and, by the look of his picture, he bears more than a passing resemblance to the real Owl of the Remove, Mr. Bunter. He is a musician, which is a good thing - and not one of the "inner Magic Circle" - but ...... we shall have to see. He has truly important work to do .....if he IS the new Archbishop!


gemoftheocean said...

Let's hope if he is elected he goes on a power trip: "Okay, you, you, and you...YOU'RE ALL FIRED!!!!" _after_ they give him the keys to the lav.

Fr Ray Blake said...

We were at the seminary together, he senior to me. He is good and kind, but I can't imagine him being the type of bishop Gem would want.

gemoftheocean said...

Fr. Ray as long as he's orthodox, and has at least one minor vice amongst a cornucopeia of virtues, like your goodself. :-D [And as long as he wouldn't interfere with me serving Mass, no problem. :-D]