Thursday, April 20, 2006

Episcopal economy drive

leads to crisis of Faith.

Irish concelebration

I receive a helpful e-mail. Easter Sunday have they no shame?

"Three Augustinian priests: Rev. Father Ignatius O'Donovan OSA, Rev. Father Noel Hession OSA and Very Rev. Father Richard Goode OSA, Prior, St. Augustine's, Shop St., Drogheda, Co. Louth concelebrated Mass on Easter Sunday morning. In doing this they invited Rev. Michael Graham to join them in the concelebration on the altar. Mr. Graham is the Rector of St. Peter's (Anglican) Church in Drogheda. Mr. Graham purported to concelebrate the Mass with the three priests and many of his congregation received communion.

The Catholic and Anglican Archdioceses of Armagh seem to be slow in reaction, but the matter is principally one for the Augustinian Order. The best course of action is to send respectful letters, faxes or e-mails to the following persons expressing concern:

His Eminence, Franc Cardinal Rodé,
Sacred Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life,
Piazza Pio XII, 3
00193 Rome

Pertinent telephone numbers are:
His Eminence the Cardinal Prefect +39. 06. 69884121
His Excellency Archbishop Secretary +39. 06. 69884584
receptionists +39 06. 69884128 and +39. 06. 69884980
FAX +39. 06. 69884526
E-mail: (Prefect) (Secretary) (information)

The Cardinal Prefect is Slovenian.


Most Rev. Father Robert F. Prevost OSA
Prior General
Order of Brothers of St. Augustine
Curia Generalizia Agostiniana
Via Paolo VI, 25
00193 Roma - Italia
Tel. 0039 06 680061
Fax 0039 06 68006 299

The Father General is American."