Traditional Anglo-Papist

09 March 2006

Not just Anglicanism ...

I found the following article, Mass expulsion of Catholics from parish in California via York Forum. Here is same story from Orange Punch.

In short: faithful priest retired from a community for which he offered the Mass of all times, Bishop Brown revoked the authority (on what grounds?) and appointed a new priest to his liking who did not offer the Traditional Mass. (Does this not all sound sort of familiar??)

The end? The faithful asked to leave their church and the Mass which has been celebrated with the bishop's premission cancelled. Here is the response:
With full responsibility, authority and faculties of an Administrator of St. Mary’s by the Sea, appointed by Bishop Brown, for the sake of the common good of the Church, the parish and the diocese, with the approval of the Bishop, I (very sadly) officially invite you To leave the parish St. Mary’s by the Sea and the diocese of Orange.

For the sake of our common good? This all makes me feel rather sick. We need to pray for our brothers and sisters within the Roman Communion who uphold tradition and the tradional Mass.


  • This is unfortunately the reason why I cannot become a Roman Catholic. As a fellow anglo-papalist it pains me greatly to be out of communion with the Holy See. However, with the current climate within the RC in the USA I believe that I would not be treated fairly as a traditional Anglo-papalist. I see a reunion with Rome comming only with option 2 from your previous post as I do not feel that I can trust most of the American Bishops. It is truly a shame for the faithful Catholics in Orange County to have traditional mass more or less suppressed.

    (soon to be) Fr. A. R. Bayles

    By Anonymous A.R. Bayles, at Thursday, March 09, 2006 1:34:00 PM  

  • Your position is quite understandable, soon-to-be-Father Bayles.

    This is indeed a sad state of affairs for traditional Roman Catholics. Your prayers are definitely appreciated.

    Incidentally, will you be posting info and photographs from the upcoming ordination (Deo volente)...?

    a.k.a. leoxiii at the York Forum

    By Blogger Joseph Oliveri, at Saturday, March 11, 2006 2:10:00 AM  

  • I will try to post a few photos of the ordination which was yesterday (Saturday)

    Fr. A. R. Bayles

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Monday, March 13, 2006 12:15:00 PM  

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