Hinsley Hall. Did ACTA mistake this for the Vatican?
According to the Tablet article, the meeting was organized by Chris Larkman, who lives in FEAR. Said he: "Bishops who are frightened of Rome, laity fearful of priests, priests fearful of bishops. It is not creative and there seems to be a lot of it in the Church."
The reign of terror, stage 1.
The Pope in Rome. If you are a bishop, be VERY afraid.
The reign of terror, stage 2.
A bishop (of sorts). If you are a priest, be EVEN MORE afraid.
The reign of terror, stage 3.
A priest. If you are a layman, why not hide behind the sofa?
Apparently ACTA is calling for better dialogue between bishops and laity on a variety of topics, including "a theology of sexuality more closely rooted in the experiences of the laity." Who knows? Perhaps this means that they will introduce the topic of homosexuality, which after all is NEVER mentioned in Catholic circles.
Gandalf and Bilbo Baggins discuss a theology of sexuality in The Hobbit.
We are relieved to see that Mgr Marcus Stock, the General Secretary of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, attended the meeting. Since he is a pillar of orthodoxy (apart from being unable to work out the date of Ascension Day), it is believed that he was alerted when the burglar alarm went off in Hinsley Hall, and he was summoned to investigate. But perhaps he also lives in FEAR. Who knows?
Mgr Stock, evidently afraid of the armed archbishop at his side.