At the end of today`s Mass for the consecration of our new bishop, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O`Connor got up to say a few words in the course of which he said: " When I became archbishop of Canterbury..." Is this a new twist to the never ending tale of Westminster?
We had a beautiful day for the whole event. However I`m scouring the internet to find an image of bishop Cunningham as from my place in the cathedral I couldn`t see him nor the altar or anything apart from the backs of a few eminent churchmen. It was also difficult to make out individual speakers. It was good to sing the Veni Creator and Te Deum in the original. The ordinary was to a setting by Joncas.
Here`s a bit of video from yesterday courtesy of the Newcastle Journal. Fr Peter Stott, the diocesan chancellor, gets a major role.