Catholic Fury Over Sacrilege at St. John Fisher’s Cathedral

Jul 29, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant:

English Catholics are expressing outrage after the Church of England installed a nine-hole golf course in the medieval nave of Rochester Cathedral, turning it into a “den of golfers.”

England’s second oldest cathedral after Canterbury opened its “educational adventure golf course” on July 27 to give people “the opportunity to learn while they take part in a fun activity, in what for many might be a previously unvisited building,” the Rev’d Rachel Phillips, Canon for Mission and Growth said.

But former editor-in-chief of the Catholic Herald, Damian Thompson, blasted the Cathedral’s decision, tweeting: “St John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, went to his death rather than watch his cathedral fall into the hands of greedy iconoclasts. I suspect he would rather see it lie in ruins than experience this fate.”

Padre Sebastian Hyatt, also rebuked “Rochester Cathedral’s idea of mission” as “So devoid of theology, and intent on making money they have forgotten ‘This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.’ Shame on you,” the Chaplain to the Forces tweeted.

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