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Bishop Clark to Editor, Catholic Herald: Downham Market article; Apostolicae Curea

Acknowledges that he had read the Downham Market article and advised others to read it. The holiness of Fr Baker is for God to judge but his ministry leaves a lot to be desired; have tried to contain this because of the hurt and scandal its disclosure would cause; this assumption of holiness hurts other priests in the area. "It is appalling that Downham Market has associated itself with the Abbe of Nantes."
Short discussion of Apostolicae Curae; leave off the offensive "final decision" from the front cover.
The proceedings of Oxford was kept completely confidential but the last sentence of the press release is a "humble and abiding confidence in what we are doing."

Clark, Alan Charles Rev DD (1919-2002)

Bishop Clark to Fr Kerby: Inter-communion and Church law

Just back from Peru. This legislation will probably be more strongly urged in near future - that non-Catholics may not approach Catholic altars for Holy Communion. The Bishop explains this further. On Confession his advice is to leave as is for now, until there might be a reiteration of more restrictive legislation from Rome. At which point you will have to tell the lady the this permission no longer obtains. The bishop says he ought to let Fr Kerby know that John Drury is grateful to the people of St Ives.

Clark, Alan Charles Rev DD (1919-2002)

Bishop Clark to Fr Malecki: Commitment for future at Burnham; St Henry's maintenance

How are things going at Burnham Market? Bishop receives reports which are not accepted on face value. Are you happy in your charge? Are yo staying for longer than expected? It would be useful to know your plans as Bishop is doing his annual review of personnel. You have in mind considerable repair and decoration at St Henry's - tell the Finance Board of your proposals (costs, etc.).

Clark, Alan Charles Rev DD (1919-2002)

Bishop Clark to Parishioner: Fr Kerby needs to be repeatedly told his concept of ministry is out of kilter, but he may not be convinced.

Sorry comfort in the words of Our Lady to Bernadette .. "she did not have to convince the hierarchy, she just had to give them the message and stick by its authenticity." We cannot convince Fr Kerby that his concept of ministry is out of kilter: but we can go on telling him. Bishop refers to Fr John (Drury?) being told that he lacks steel; sure that he is now making up for it in Talara. But is the congregation at St Ives too complacent? Bishop irritated that John Gardner is under employed.

Clark, Alan Charles Rev DD (1919-2002)

Bishop to Fr Kerby: Bishop happy to bless his pastoral action. Flying to Innsbruck for the Diaconate Ordination

Bishop happy to bless Fr Kerby's pastoral action to share in the "gnadenreiche Zeit" of Christmas. Bishop details his travel plans for Jonathan Salt's diaconate ordination in Innsbruck and invites Fr Kerby to join them - Nick Kearney is travelling with him & Jonathan is joining them from Munich. Bishop comments on Salt being too intent on the "material" celebration - "I beg our dear Jonathan to apply himself to his studies and to delay designing the invitation cards!"

Clark, Alan Charles Rev DD (1919-2002)

Bishop to Mr Tooher: The Bishop provides support for the moral situation, summarises the situation, promises to contact the Parish Priest

The Bishop wants to help reconciliation with the Church. Being near death and wishing this is not moral cowardice; this frame of mind is helpful even though there is grief and sadness. The Bishop summarises the situation, indicates that the way back can be made easier, and promises to contact the Parish Priest.

Clark, Alan Charles Rev DD (1919-2002)

Fr Kerby to Bishop: Advice on a confessional matter; booked St Ives Corn Exchange for reception following ordination

70+ lady wishes to be absolved and to receive Holy Communion - this Fr Kerby has done in view of "gnadenreiche Zeit" of Christmas. He hopes he has done right in the light of an earlier approval by the Bishop for a similar situation. Fr Kerby asks whether he is right that we are authorised to absolve abortion since it is no longer one of the reserved sins in the New Code. Jonathan Salt's diaconate ordination in Innsbruck, where the ordination will be in Cambridge. Fr Kerby has booked the St Ives Corn Exchange as Salt requested for the reception (on 20 July).

Kerby, Raymond Rev (?-2009)

Fr Kerby to Bishop: Bride's permission to receive Holy Communion and her understanding

Fr Kerby acknowledges the Bishop's permission to give a non-Catholic bride Holy Communion. However, her appreciation is that this is a solemn act but that the bread remains bread and is representative. In the light of this Fr Kerby says that the bride is content to receive "holy communion" from her father (a vicar) whilst the bridegroom receives Holy Communion from Fr Kerby. He awaits the Bishop's decision.
On the Bishop's Visitation at the end of May, will he confirm a few youngsters at Papworth and Willingham as well as at St Ives? It would be an encouragement to both small congregations.

Kerby, Raymond Rev (?-2009)

Fr Kerby to Bishop Clark: Letter to parishioners impressed them and helped them to settle. One point - inter-communion, where is the law on this?

Parishioners (Murphys at Somersham) were impressed with your letter on inter-communion. Whilst the Bishop said that Mrs Murphy could approach the altar on occasions, Fr Kerby is puzzled that he can find no references or law on this practice. Fr Kerby would be interested to know how the Church's law ties up with the need for Compassion. Fr Kerby does not wish t deny Holy Communion to those who are right with it, and is interested to understand the "logic" of it.

Kerby, Raymond Rev (?-2009)

Fr Kerby to Bishop: Confirms that he knows of the situation, is taking steps to address the matter very soon.

Fr Kerby acknowledges the "amazing" situation and states that he is taking steps to help and achieve what has been requested. Fr Kerby says that the difficulties identified refer to the "Irish stand-in priest" in Ely 20 years ago, and not to him. Fr Kerby plan is to contact Eugene for a convalidation, he proposes to shrive, housle and anoint the man and give a Papal Blessing all at once, assuming that the Bishop has granted a santanio "in pectore".

Kerby, Raymond Rev (?-2009)

Fr Kerby to Bishop: Thanks for the "sanatio". Note on a confessional matter: he absolved an abortion

The santanio meant Fr Kerby could duly deal with the matter sacramentally and all are happy & grateful. A "transient (peregrina)" confessed to an abortion. Fr Kerby absolved her, but was not sure whether he had the authority to do so. Later finds out in the New Code that it is "exommunicatio latae sententiae" but supposes she did not know that at the time. He trusts that he has done right.

Kerby, Raymond Rev (?-2009)