Monday 24 April 2023


This is your weekly reminder that there has been a liberal coup in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. See also this, this, this, this, this, thisthisthis, thisthis and this. At least in the public sphere, I alone have fought back. I have done so to the cusp of victory. In the words of whoever wrote this:

"The Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA) has confirmed it is in the process of drafting a report which will be published in due course. Similarly, after a robust and thorough process, the final interviews in the investigation for the Dicastery for Bishops took place in the last few days of March, with further submissions being received within the last week. Carol Lawrence has collated all of the information and is currently drafting a report for Archbishop McMahon. As we continue to celebrate the Easter season, we ask you to remember in your prayers those currently preparing the reports. We pray for their work and for renewal in the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle as we move forward, learning from their findings and recommendations."

That report will either be a total vindication of orthodoxy in the persons of Bishop Robert Byrne CO and the late Canon McCoy, or it will just be what some 1970s feminist axe-grinder had been bound to write, and had in fact been composed before the sham process had even begun. We win either way, because of course we do. We are doing the Lord's Work, and the God of Battles is the God of Victories.

Since no charge or even arrest has followed the alleged allegation against Bishop Byrne, then it is fair to assume that there has never been a Police investigation into His Lordship. He should now sue every media outlet that had suggested that there was one. An Oratorian does not take a vow of poverty, and the English Oratories have friends who could afford any lawyer in London. I alone have publicly defended Bishop Byrne. I have done so from the very start.


  1. How long do we expect this report to take?

    1. We are just going to have to wait and see.