A Call To Action in Birmingham
Blogged by James Preece on 12th December 2012
From our ever growing "clergy in Birmingham who won't be exiled to several different continents" file...
How sad the Jesuits in Birmingham are hosting A Call To Action in Manressa House this weekend.
Manressa House is the home of the novitiate for the Provinces of Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands and North Belgium. Presumably this event is taking place with the agreement of the Provincial and the "Formators" at Manressa House.
How far they are from that unserving loyalty to the Church for which St Edmund Campion died.
St Ignatius must be weeping.
Interesting that the three Oratorians who an official spokesman described as "entireley guiltless of any wrong doing whatsoever" are still in Canada, South Africa and... actually I have no idea where Fr Dermot Fenlon is.
Meanwhile men who run Manressa house are able to host "A Call To Action" (whose speakers have been known to say that "women’s ordination should be on the agenda") and then sleep soundly at night knowing there will be no knock on the door from Gareth Jones.
Would it be too much of a "conspiracy theory" to suggest that the orthodoxy of the former could be what got them in trouble, while the heterodoxy of the latter is what keeps them safe?