Purge At The Anglo-Catholics: High Profile Convert Must Go

Gavin Ashenden, 72, a former chaplain to the Queen and former Anglican lay bishop who converted to the Church in 2019, has withdrawn “with regret” from the Anglo-Catholic Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

The reason: The ordinariate told him that “it would not be prudent to permit you to continue your high profile in the media.”

Ashenden is an associate editor of the Catholic Herald which for the Francis' Vatican is "too Catholic." In the past, he contributed to The Times, The Daily Telegraph, the Jersey Evening Post, The Spectator, and Christian Today. He maintains Ashenden.org.

In a November 27 statement he stated that "the only responsible course of action is to withdraw from the Ordinariate" since he is "causing anxiety or concern to the Ordinariate" which is afraid of "what I might do or say, or even that ‘the way I say something’ would potentially reflect badly on its wider community."

Had Ashenden propagated homosex instead of confessing the Faith, Francis would have received him in private audience.


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Malki Tzedek
What is it with these people? One supposes that they might have had a 'prudence attack' over the 'high profiles' of Jesus and so many of those whose spirits were enflamed by his example afterwards! It seems to me that true Catholics don't work with a political safety net.
Akita message right in front of our eyes: the faithful clergy will be persecuted by their treasonous colleagues. It is St Athanasius all over again. Bergoglio and co have all the church buildings, but we have the faith.