Thursday, February 24, 2011

From the attic

Literally. A picture of John Carmel Heenan when Bishop of Leeds (1951-7) visiting his priests. I can't identify the parish from the parochial house, but since the photo is by Uncle Billy it must be in East Leeds. It's not St Pat's or Corpus Christi.

Still, in them days a bishop looked like a bishop. Could you guess what these three do/are? Civil servants on an away day? Test umpires? VAT inspectors?


Blogger Parate Viam Domini said...

Their presentday Lordships of Portsmouth, Unknwon and Clifton!

8:11 PM  
Blogger Ttony said...

Budd of Plymouth is the third.

This is the NuClericalism of NuChurch. They're still at the front, by themselves and wearing the same uniform as each other. It's just that they can pretend that they're trying to at least look the same. And they're only sitting up on the platform by themselves facing the congregation errr audience because that's what people want.

The important thing is that no-one should confuse them with John Carmel Heenan. Oh no.

8:19 PM  
Blogger Ttony said...

PS: Isn't the priest on the right of the photo wearing a Canon's cassock?

8:20 PM  
Blogger Patricius said...

Looks like they are being really cool guys!
Wow! That will impress the chicks!

8:45 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

South Coast Buddies!

10:07 PM  
Blogger la mamma said...

One of them's my shepherd. Please remember to pray for them - and their sheep. They didn't ask to be bishops, after all...

2:48 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

I think they need all the prayers they can get, La Mamma

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Ebomania said...

Blue Shirts? I think these are the guys who ask to see my ticket as i get off the train every morning.

(Tried to think of something funny to type linking "Train" with "Capa Magna" but's it's just not working...)

11:52 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Any tickets fae Jordanhill or Partick...

12:43 AM  
Anonymous Hestor said...

Founding members of the Society of Paul VI?

11:46 AM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

I wouldn't be surprised if such a society was being formed as we speak. Mgr Basil Loftus as Superior (if such a society were to have such a pre-Conciliar-kinda office).

2:42 PM  
Blogger Rusticus said...


The horror! The horror!

What a nightmarish idea!

8:55 PM  

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