WDTPRS congratulations to Fr. John Hunwicke
It is the season for ordinations. I participated in one yesterday, as a matter of fact. However, the other day there was an ordination which I very much would like to have attended: Fr. John Hunwicke, a former Anglican priest, and engaging blogger, now a priest for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in England. I saw Fr. Hunwicke recently in London at a conference of the Latin Mass Society.
Here is a nice story about Fr. Hunwicke in the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald HERE. It interesting that across the pond people are a bit more apt to use the term “blogger”. I believe this is a mark of the influence good blogs have among Catholics – at all levels of the hierarchy – in England.
I am reminded of what Hamlet told Polonius about treating the players well:
Good my lord, will you see the players well
bestowed? Do you hear, let them be well used; for
they are the abstract and brief chronicles of the
time: after your death you were better have a bad
epitaph than their ill report while you live.
A lesson for all the leaders of Holy Church today. No?
I hope you will all with me wish Fr. Hunwicke all the best.
He is now a new kid on the block, as a Catholic priest and as a Catholic blogger.
Speaking of priests and Catholic bloggers, here is my good friend Fr. Tim Finigan laying hands on the ordinand:
Fr. Finigan describes the ordination HERE.
And in case I have not said it recently enough…
Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity.