Sunday 9 April 2023

What An Old Salop

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 and this. At least in the public sphere, I alone have fought back. I have done so to the cusp of victory. Even this month's Northern Cross features only a small and easily missed reference to an ongoing investigation by one Carol Lawrence, who is apparently the Chief Operating Officer of the Diocese of Shrewsbury. What does the Bishop of Shrewsbury do all day? Who is running his Diocese while Ms Lawrence is doing this? How much is she being paid? And how is it possible to investigate nothing?

Since no charge or even arrest has followed the alleged allegation against Bishop Robert Byrne CO, 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.