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Blogger ordained a Catholic priest

Fr John Hunwicke, distinguished scholar and blogger, was ordained by Bishop William Kenney on Wednesday

By on Friday, 29 June 2012

Fr John Hunwicke is ordained at the Oxford Oratory (Photo: papastronsay.blogspot.com)

Fr John Hunwicke is ordained at the Oxford Oratory (Photo: papastronsay.blogspot.com)

Fr John Hunwicke, distinguished scholar, blogger and former Anglo-Catholic clergyman, was ordained a Catholic priest on Wednesday.

He was ordained by Auxiliary Bishop William Kenney of Birmingham at the Oxford Oratory and celebrated his first Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the London Oratory yesterday.

His blog, Fr Hunwicke’s Liturgical Notes, can be read here.

  • Charlesl1uk

    “He was ordained by Mgr Keith Newton” – surely Mgr Newton is not a bishop?

  • Conchúr

    Leaving aside the fact that Fr Hunwicke was ordained by the auxiliary bishop of Birmingham William Kenney, Mgr Newton has not to my knowledge been elevated to the episcopate in the last few days.

  • Abraxas

    For a Catholic publication, abysmally ignorant, as the earlier comments indicate. 

  • nigel

    Dear O dear. Mgr Newton is laying on hands just like all the other priests present. The ordaining prelate was Bishop Kenney, Auxiliary of Birmingham

  • http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/ The Catholic Herald

    Thank you for pointing that out. We have corrected it.

  • Michaël de Verteuil

     Unfortunately, you still have Mgr Newton ordaining him in your secondary headline. So further correction would be appropriate.

  • Disqus

    “celebrated his first Mass in the Extraordinary Form” EXCELLENT!!!!

  • Dfcowan

    Did he blog about it?

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  • Timotheos

    Sadly it makes no difference whether Mgr Newton or ‘Bishop’ Kenney simulated the ordination of this man, for the Pauline Ordinal of 1968 is invalid for exactly the same reasons that the Anglican Ordinal is invalid.
    Michael Davies, in his study ‘The Order of Melchisedech’, only stopped short of this conclusion because he regarded Paul VI as a true pope, and of course a true pope cannot promulgate an invalid rite. However, there is ample evidence that Montini was an outright modernist and enemy of the Church before his elevation to the papacy, and therefore, not being a Catholic, he could not become pope. Thus all his ecclesiastical acts were invalid.