The "Progressive" wing of the Church in England and Wales remains solidly in power. The Holy Father named today Monsignor Terence Patrick Drainey, president of Ushaw College, new Bishop of Middlesbrough.
Who is Father "Terry" Drainey? Just a few days ago the Anglican Journal published this report:
A three-week course designed to introduce foreign priests to the British way of doing things in the Roman Catholic church has opened at Ushaw College outside Durham in Northumberland, England.
The first group of seven priests is from India, Nigeria and Poland.
“Some foreign priests working in Britain tend to be too dogmatic about the church’s moral rightness on just about everything,” said Rev. Terry Drainey the president of Ushaw College. “That’s not how we do things here. This course shows how we deal with a whole range of issues affecting Catholics, including the role of women, divorce, the lay ministry and homosexuality.”
Tip: Father Blake.
In other appointments, the controversial spokesman of the Spanish Episcopal Conference, Monsignor Juan Antonio Martínez Camino, considered a "conservative", who had been tipped to become the Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, was named an Auxiliary Bishop of Madrid - the first Jesuit ever made a Bishop in Spain.
The powerful Sostituto of the Secretary of State, Archbishop Fernando Filoni, was named today a Consultant of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.