CYNICAL CATHOLICISM

This makes me feel quite sick.

Paul Richardson was given a made up job in Newcastle on full pay by the Church of England when he wanted to leave his job of bishop of Papua New Guinea (via a brief stint as diocesan bishop of Wangaratta in Australia, where there were certain problems) and return to be near his mum in England. They foisted this arrogant misogynist on our liberal minded bishop who had to put up with his media whoring and troublemaking in our diocese for ten years or so (he basically made himself the flying bishop of women haters in Newcastle Diocese and stirred them up something rotten). Not only that, but the unmarried, boyish looking Richardson also took a load of cash every week from The Church of England Newspaper (weird bedfellows these haters choose). Then he retires and a month or two later, he pops down the road to Durham and popes.

And after cynically taking the cash and, no doubt a decent bishop's pension, he has the bare faced, baby faced cheek to say:

“I would have become a Catholic even if the Church of England wasn’t ordaining women bishops,” he says. “In a sense I feel it’s what I’ve always been, so this is like coming home.”

Judas!

Damien Thompson has the full story at THE TELEGRAPH.

Comments

CYNICAL CATHOLICISM — 16 Comments

  1. “Boyish-looking”?!

    :-0

    Good Lord: at first I couldn’t tell if that was xRichardson *OR* “his mum”!

    The Popoids deserve him.

  2. a month or two later, he pops down the road to Durham and popes

    popping and poping in the same moment must be exhausting though, surely

  3. I wonder if he hears himself? I’m pretty sure that these types don’t, and they think that everyone else has the same “listening deficit.”

  4. Evidently it wasn’t a couple of months. It was a couple of weeks.

    All those years he was confirming and ordaining people without any belief that these people were being confirmed or ordained – just for the money.

    THE MAN HAS NO INTEGRITY.

    So at least he will be well suited to his new home.

  5. We should be grateful, SR, that there are people like DVBB who selflessly dedicate themselves to such research. Just think of the pain he went through after typing “old lesbian” into Google before he eventually found the funny website.

  6. Sue him for fraud?!!!

    You see this is a prime example of creeping Americanisation. Back in the days when England was in charge of its own destiny we would have burnt him at the stake.

  7. “You see this is a prime example of creeping Americanisation. Back in the days when England was in charge of its own destiny we would have burnt him at the stake.”

    Too funny!

    Oh well.

    He has his reward.

  8. Bishop Paul came back from P.N.G.
    And became upset with what he did see
    “Oh what a dark hour
    When women seek power!
    The Tykes are the go.” Q.E.D.