Posts Tagged ‘Bishop[ Doyle’

UK bishop questions family synod celibate dominance

Friday, October 9th, 2015

An English bishop has admitted that he struggles with the notion of hundreds of celibate men discussing family issues at a synod. Speaking ahead of the synod on the family in Rome, Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton said “there is a bit of an issue”. “I thought I understood marriage and family life because I Read more

Hermits told to leave UK presbytery after complaints

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Three hermits have been asked to leave an English presbytery after complaints about the behaviour of one of them who campaigns against homosexuality. The self-styled “Black Hermits” say they have been told they have until July 20 to leave the presbytery at St Patrick’s, Millais Road, Corby, in Northampton diocese. One of the members, Br Read more

UK cardinal tells priests not to treat synod as a battle

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has told priests not to regard this year’s synod on the family as a “battle”. Speaking at a Chrism Mass at Westminster Cathedral during Holy Week, Cardinal Nichols warned such hostilities can cause “collateral damage”. His comments came a week after he rebuked the 461 priests in England and Wales Read more