“The Save the Parish movement, born a year ago this month, has seen its leaders chided as “rascally voices” by Archbishops, and roundly condemned by certain more excitable bishops (generally the ones closing parishes). They have, in their turn, received their share of brickbats too.
But something happened on the way to the Forum. We actually spoke. Properly, rather than intemperately across the pages of the media or formally in a strip-light-lit meeting room.”