In the pastoral letter published on 29th January Archbishop McMahon said this:
Finally, I offer a word to my fellow priests in this Diocese. I will be meeting you all soon and look forward to listening to you and hearing from you. I know that you the priests of the diocese are suffering along with your people. But I urge you to stand up for what is right even if that may bring painful consequences.
This meeting will take place as follows:
Archbishop Malcolm McMahon would like to meet with priests on Thursday 9th February. The meeting will be held at the Mercure George Washington Hotel, Stone Cellar Road, High Usworth, Washington, NE37 1PH.
Lunch will be served at 12.30pm followed by the meeting at 2.00 pm until 5.00 pm (latest).
Archbishop Malcolm has offered to meet with priests on a one-to-one basis on the afternoon of Friday 10th February at St Hilda’s. If you would like to meet with Archbishop Malcolm please contact his Private Secretary, Fr John Poland, on email@example.com or telephone him at Archbishop’s House on 0151 494 0686 to arrange a time.
One of Byrne’s biggest cock up in H&N was his total contempt for the priests of the diocese.
He ran the diocese like a bull on a China shop and thought he did not need any help, guidance, or advice from anyone.
He even ignored and trampled on vital issues like safeguarding.
For a start, he wanted to bring a convicted paedophile priest to live with him in bishops house!
I hope the priests let Archbishop Mc Mahon know the full extent of Byrne’s disastrous reign of foolishness and terror.