Tuesday, 8 May 2007

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye

So, farewell Bishop John Crowley. I read on the Bishops' Conference Website that the Holy Father has allowed the Bishop of Middlesborough to step down because of ill health. I don't wish to make any value judgements about the retiring incumbent. But let us pray for the appointment of a courageous and visionary new Bishop. It's about time England had a diocesan bishop who was significantly different from the gentlemen's club don't rock the boat too much type we are used to.