Monday, 30 May 2016

FATHER HUGH KENNEDY - CREEPING PURPLE

FATHER HUGH KENNEDY - CREEPING PURPLE

Father Hugh Kennedy - in purple - on the streets of London yesterday
Those of you who foolishly thought that Father Hugh Kennedy the Administrator Emeritus of St Peter's Cathedral, Belfast, was in quiet exile in London, will have to pause for another thought!

In the picture above you will see Hugh in all his purple glory parading the streets of pagan London yesterday in his purple and cerise colours. 

He was one of the "dignitaries" taking part in the Archdiocese of Westminster eucharistic procession for the feast of Corpus Christi.

Hugh possesses some kind of honourary title from, I think the Grand Order of Malta, which allows him to wear a purple cape and a chain and medallion. 

As he has some kind of doctorate in liturgy he is also allowed to wear a red sash around his waist.

So here he is proudly marching the streets of London in all his regalia. 

I was sent the picture by a senior London priest who also added the following text:

"He really has ingratiated himself in the catholic toff scene in London. I hear that some of them have been mentioning his name as a possible Administrator of Westminster Cathedral. Big Hughy has built up a very close friendship with the director of music there (Martin Baker). Though I'm told that Card Nicholls is not a fan".

Hugh's new friend Martin Baker

Hugh has also becomes friend with the general secretary of the Conference of Bishops of England and Wales - Father Christopher Thomas.


Hugh's friend Christopher Thomas
So, our Hughie, has come a long way in a short time - from his "difficulties" in Down and Connor to being one of the most talked about priests in the Metropolitan See of Westminster.

What is that old expression - HE WENT OUT TO DO GOOD - AND HE DID WELL!


8 comments:

  1. Hugh seems to be confounding his critics. Looks like he's having the last laugh.

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    1. He is certainly making the best of adversity :-) Turning a tragedy into a feature :-)

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  2. The clerical garb in the photo makes the wearers look like a bunch of old pantomime dames. It's out of place these days.

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    1. Billy, I think that a sensitive little bit of ceremonial dress, in the right place, and under the right circumstances is ok.

      But I agree - to parade the streets of London like something out of the 19th century makes the church a laughing stock.

      Sadly, its all accidentals and no substance :-(

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  3. Delighted to see that Dr Kennedy is settling in to his new London abode. I just want him to know that he is sadly missed in Belfast. He was one a kind, a true servant of the people.

    LUX.

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    1. Poor delusional Hughie playing his dressing up games again. He's certainly creeping anyhow. There is about as much chance of him becoming Adm of Westminster Cathedral as there is of him getting one of the canonesses in the family way :)

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  4. Indeed. The chances of Dr Hugh Kennedy, as he seems to prefer to be called here,becoming Adm down in Ambrosden Avenue are as high as those of Dawn French. In fact she might be considered first. Vin knows all about the good Doctor!

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