We were happy & privileged to attend the enthronement of Malcolm Patrick McMahon OP as the 9th Archbishop of Liverpool on Thursday 1st May. It was especially pleasurable as both Theresa & I have known Archbishop Malcolm from his time as Bishop of Nottingham & Spiritual Adviser to the Knights of St Columba. When I served as a Director of the KSC I was able to get to know Archbishop Malcolm when we both served on the Action & Youth Committee which met at his home in Nottingham.
Apart from anything else Archbishop Malcolm is one of a very small band of bishops who are prepared to celebrate the liturgy according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite which, together with the appointments of other bishops to the Bishops Conference who are equally accommodating, gives hope for the future of the EF Mass & Sacraments.
We say to Archbishop Malcolm 'Ad Multos Annos'