Sunday, 12 July 2015

Fr Fisher resigns from Blackfen

Fr Steven Fisher, the priest who took over as PP of Blackfen when Fr Tim Finigan was moved, has announced his resignation.



His tweet has a link to a Facebook page - but the link is broken, so I can find out no more at this stage.

Readers will remember that his arrival was welcomed, but his subsequent actions caused much grief and consternation amongst those who attended the traditional Mass, which he quickly stopped.

I blogged about it extensively at the time (here for example, and here), and those posts attracted more views than anything else I have ever covered. 

I will blog further if and when further news reaches me here in the wilds of Cumbria...

4 comments:

Mark Lambert said...

How awful! After all the hurt that has been caused, one feels utterly scandalised by the bishops over this; what on earth were they thinking?

Jadis said...
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Anonymous said...

If my post is allowed by your censorship I will be astounded, but one can hope.

You sir are a discrace to Christianity and what it holds dear, no where in any of your posts do I see a simple "find forgiveness", nor do I see any simple actions like "treat others as you expect to be treated".

Instead I see a frustrated individual hiding behind an anonymous identity being nothing more than a keyboard warrior.

I have seen you rip apart Priests, Bishups and above, yet claiming to be a good Catholic.

You should be ashamed.

Have you no faith?

If you think you can do better, why are you not? The training of at least 7 years surely does not put you off? Or commiting to a life of solitary? No companionship? Lonelyness? Or the "Christians" that know better?

I dare you to do better, rather than speak... DO

Paul said...

"I see a frustrated individual hiding behind an anonymous identity being nothing more than a keyboard warrior."

Mm, quite!

"If you think you can do better, why are you not? The training of at least 7 years surely does not put you off? Or commiting to a life of solitary? No companionship? Lonelyness?"

The priesthood is not "just another job", it is a vocation - whilst we may ask for more priests, we do not want people who are not called to be installed. And, of course, it is not necessary to want to do something to understand the standards appropriate to it. I do not want to win an Olympic gold or the Tour de France - but I can still criticise those who do wish to win and use performance enhancing drugs.