Church Times: ‘Reordination in Scotland’

5 08 2011

From the Church Times:

The RC Bishop of Paisley, the Rt Revd Philip Tartaglia, reordained the first priest for the Ordinariate in Scotland on the Sunday before last. Fr Len Black, the former Rector of St Michael and All Angels, Inverness, was reordained on 22 July in St Mary’s RC Church, in Greenock. Fr Black, who was the regional dean of Forward in Faith, was presented for ordination by the Ordinary of the Ordinariate, Mgr Keith Newton. Bishop Tartaglia, who is over­seeing the implementation of the Ordinariate in Scotland, was quoted in The Scotsman as saying: “Although the group in Scotland is very small, when taken along with considerably more groups and clergy . . . this begins to look like a new and visionary way of recreating Christian unity after years of ecumenical stalemate.”