It deepens like a coastal shelf: following the matter of the Wykehamist prodigal Bishop whose main theological concern was how to solve a problem like Maria, the Pope has now appointed a Bishop who is wild about Harry. The new Bishop of Linz thinks reading Harry Potter leads to Satan and that Hurricane Katrina was God's divine vengeance; something to do with whores and homos, apparently. Oh dear.
Meanwhile, the Fundy Post has now used the power of Internet to track down some more Transalpine Redemptorists at home, which is Papa Stonsay. Here is a travelogue.
The Transalpine Redemptorists of Christchurch are a branch (the branch, to be exact) of the congregation on Papa Stronsay. Transalpine Redemptorists do the Latin Mass. They like bells and smells. They like to dress up. It is all very English.
The Transalpine Redemptorists should not be confused with the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, also known as the Redemptorists. The Redemptorists also have a presence in New Zealand. And here is a funny thing: remember that couple with the baby who appeared on the Labour propaganda leaflets during the last election? Well, it turns out that they are redemptorists.