It is very interesting to see the head chaplain of the Irish Army supporting his LGBT parishioners and saying he had planned to walk with them in Dublin Gay Pride.
Father Madigan is a priest of the Diocese of Limerick.
I wonder what his statement and support means in practice?
Does it mean he supports same sex marriage?
And more importantly, does it mean that he will preside over same sex marriage ceremonies?
That would be the logical and pastoral outcome of his public statement.
I dont think his bishop, Leahy, would give him any grief for that.
But his former diocesan, Phonsie?
Now that would be a white horse of a different colour.
FATHER GOLDILOCKS OF EAST ANGLIA
On Vocations to the Priesthood, he says: “Vocations are like house plants. House plants are not the same as hardy outdoor plants. If you water them too much they die, if you don’t water them enough they die. They need sunlight. They need care and attention, but not too much. You’ve got to get it just right. It’s the Goldilocks formula (ie which one is “just right’) which nobody really knows but which is ultimately the work of God, the work of the Holy Spirit acting through people.
TRIBUTE TO FATHER GOLDILOCKS FROM FATHER JOHN PROMISE OMEOZURU OF PORTSMOUTH DIOCESE.
Father John Promise is looking forward to calling Father Goldilocks MY LORD?
So we have a Bishop Goldilocks in the oven, have we?