Monday, March 01, 2010


The Blog "COOEES FROM THE CLOISTER" has disappeared in recent days, having taken the veil of "invited membership only". Curious. Some months ago another Blog which it had spawned, "COOEE'S PRIORY", also took the veil after some posts of unpleasant tone. In the most recent case, posting , nominally by several individuals each identified only by a nom de plume, seems to have taken the veil rather suddenly ,perhaps at the request of an Ordinary. The bloggers - obviously  clerics for the most part , and perhaps mainly from Melbourne, had long hidden their identities, now they have  hidden their works also. These works were sometimes witty, sometimes less than kind,sometimes inaccurate.They had a strangely negative attitude to Father Mark Withoos (young Melbourne priest currently serving in the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments - envy?)- and evidenced an unwillingness to publish anything revealing the unusual ideas of Bishop Michael Putney of Townsville, whilst delighting in irreverent posts about "Dionysius"- His Grace Archbishop Denis Hart.
Farewell Reverend Gentlemen & others,one suspects your uncertain trumpet will be missed by few.

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