The Tablet has published in their free on-line coverage of Nick being asked to complete a period of prayer and reflection, further reasons which were not included in the Bishop’s office statement I received.
Reading the hard copy Tablet version provides even more information which is not covered in the free version as follows:
- That “Protect the Pope… regularly criticised groups and individual bishops – including Cardinal Vincent Nichols – for being at odds with church teaching on issues such as homo-sexuality, women’s ordination, contraception and abortion”, and,
- That concerns have been “raised with Bishop Campbell by fellow members of the English and Welsh hierarchy”.
The Tablet appears to be implying that the bishops’ concerns are over the blog highlighting where things are ‘at odds’ with Church teaching – though I’m happy to be corrected if this is not the right interpretation.
You may be interested in the following sites which explore when we should speak out about things being at odds with Church teaching. In particular, Fr Z and Fr Tim Finigan also suggest that other bishops may be involved in this or are looking closely at blogs.