- Pilgrimage to nowhere
There has long been an ambivalence about the man who was both the ultimate betrayer and the means by which God’s plan was fulfilled. The author of a new book visits the lonely place where the renegade apostle took his own life
- Home News
- World News
- Parish Practice
- Letters Extra
- The living Spirit
- Cardinal's cautious welcome for Nigerian president, who 'must clamp down on Boko Haram'
- Bishops shut down synod debate on communion for divorced and remarried in media
- Muslim and Christian leaders in Lebanon call for terrorism to be weeded out of politics and education
- US Archbishop Cordileone defends right to ban altar girls
- What the BBC’s Easter programming says about their commitment to religion Jacquie Hughes
- The issue that outpaces all others Brendan McCarthy
- At last, a Grand Mufti taking extremists to task Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald
Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne has established the Personal Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman for Catholics wishing to avail themselves of the Tridentine Rite Mass in Latin.
The Archbishop has signed a decree establishing “the Personal Parish for Catholics who celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite within the Archdiocese of Melbourne” from 28 March and will install Fr Glen Tattersall, who will be assisted by two other priests, as parish priest on 25 April.
Archbishop Hart said in the decree that the group would contribute to diocesan life and have shared use of a named parish church, “such use being regulated by an agreement concerning availability, occupancy, maintenance and financial contributions”.
Archbishop Hart said he was making this provision “in view of the stable nature of this community and in order to provide adequately for the care of souls within the normal diocesan structure”.
Fr Tattersall expressed gratitude for the move, adding: “It is recognition by the Church of the normalcy of the Extraordinary Form.”