Monday, April 30, 2007

New Bishop

This from VIS today must be good news:

The Holy Father appointed Fr. Timothy Costelloe S.D.B., rector of the Salesian Theological College in Melbourne, Australia, and Msgr. Peter John Elliott, of the clergy of Melbourne, episcopal vicar, as auxiliaries of the archdiocese of Melbourne .

Mgr Elliott was not unsympathetic to the traditional Mass and is the author of the Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite.

I was always grateful to him for one morning in Santa Maria della Scala in Rome when I was preparing to celebrate the traditional Mass in what had been the chapel of the Mater Ecclesiae group (a breakaway group from Econe) that he appeared to extricate me from a Carmelite who was insisting that I concelebrate with him! (It was then the house in which the FSSP priests in Rome lived and the chapel houses a foot of St Teresa of Avila.)

4 comments:

Marty said...

Yes Mons Elliot is good news...dunno about the other guy.
My only concern with Mons Elliot is his ties with Opus Dei, albeit small, but he does seem open to everything orthodox, which is good I spose. And if OD is the only place for orthodox Novus Ordo Priests to get good formation these days then I guess I shouldn't whinge....says a lot though

Anonymous said...

Good news for Melbourne; but I had hoped he would succeed Marini as Papal MC.

Sharon said...

What connection does Msgr Elliott have with Opus Dei and what's wrong with that?

Ben Whitworth said...

Closer to home: the Bishop of Middlesbrough has resigned .