Fr Baker's ministry is harmful being direct and open disobedience of the Holy See. A review of the documents sent by Fr Baker were considered by the Synodal Examiner and the Pro-Synodal Examiner as not a sufficient answer and his ministry was harmful. Fr Baker had refused to resign and hence the Bishop is removing him from his office as Parish Priest at Downham Market. He has to hand over to Father Sketch.
"A five-year pastoral commitment to the full integration of the laity in the life of the Church in East Anglia Dioceses is outlined in the report 'Deepening and Widening Our Faith', published this week.
[undated; unattributed] reporting on the new blueprint for the church in the region. 160 strong pastoral council established to implement the 5 year plan. The 80,000 strong diocese could grow by 30,000 in the next 10 years.
"For the third time in two months, the Pope has given permission for a former Anglican priest to be ordained as a Catholic priest." Comment from Peter Cornwall, one of the earlier priests referred to. Comment by the author on celibacy in the priesthood.
Being discredited by the Bishop for a love of the same Mass that the Bishop professes. Repudiate charge of being disobedient as he is following his conscience. Challenges the four area covered by the Bishop's secretary (Fr Morgan). Ludicrous allegation that Fr Baker's ministry is harmful - much support, sympathy and encouragement received. Will continue to offer Mass in Downham Market.
[undated] Article by Donald Hilton. "The reader's columns of the EDP have shown that some Protestants were not only unenthusiastic about the visit but were critical that any Free Church minister should be involved." Generally critical article about the stances of the Roman Catholic Church but considers Catholics to be sisters and brothers in Christ.
[undated; no attribution] Bishop Clark will donate proceeds from the special collections to CAFOD as a gift to the "world of the young and developing churches". In a talk to East Anglia priests Mgr Vincent Nichols, general secretary of the Bishops Conference of England and Wales, urged priests to work with the poor in the inner cities and not jet off around the world - work with the poor to share in poverty.
In a letter to Cardinal Hume, Mr Kinnock said he regretted his remarks. Catholic Bishops had told him that his remarks at a Labour rally in Birmingham had deeply offended thousands of his own supporters.
An article by Fr Bruckberger OP which appeared in the Daily Figaro on January 24 1975 has been translated into English by Owen Roberts. "Do they take us for Idiots?" - prohibition of one rite, one liturgy, one manner of saying Mass (Mass of St Pius V). Paul VI Mass is authorised not imposed. A perpetual indult exists for the Mass of Pope St Pius V. It concludes with "Let them leave us to worship in a thousand years old rite..."
Signature illegible; address: Rue St Dominique, Flavigny; 4 August 1976. Text is about Le Père Barbara ("brillant et dynamique prêtre "sédévacantiste" français, décédé maintenant") arranging an event at Econe, Switzerland. The author is encouraging the reader ("Cher Confrere") to attend the event and support Archbishop Lefebvre. Specifically they do not support the "new Mass" and prefer to stay with the traditional Latin Rite. Ends with a request to let young people know about an event being planned at Lacordaire France, from 4 to 5 September.
The article starts: " The Bishop of East Anglia today accused Neil Kinnock of putting his political credentials at risk by abusing Catholic beliefs." The bishop wants an apology from Mr Kinnock. Fr Dowsey accused the Labour leader of blasphemy and degrading Catholic teaching.
subhead: "'Immaculate misconception' jibe at Labour rally angers cardinal, bishops and Duke. Opposition leader expresses 'regret'" The use of Marian imagery to ridicule the Prime Minister earned condemnation from many.