I've been wondering what happened to Fr. Wylie after being "run out of town on a rail by the jolly New York cardinal" and was glad to get a post from Matt Abbott today that gave some details from the priest himself. Fr. Wylie is back in South Africa with a parish assignment. Here's what Matt posted:
Speaking of Father Justin Wylie (a Latin Mass-appreciating priest from South Africa who was essentially run out of town on a rail by the jolly New York cardinal), I received the following email from him earlier today:
"Dear friends: I'm begging your prayers, please, at the start of a new ministry. After 12 weeks of requesting an assignment, I am appointed to the troubled parish of Thokoza [South Africa]. It has been vacant for some time. Five priests left in rapid succession over the last couple of years. Here's a news clip showing images of Thokoza, detailing its historic troubles. The parish house is derelict, so I may have to lodge in the sacristy for starters. Wish me luck. I start on Sunday."
I thanked him for the update and wrote: "It's probably good that you no longer have to be in the cesspool known as the Archdiocese of New York."
Pray for Father Wylie and all priests and religious who are being persecuted in various capacities. And pray for our bishops, some of whom are giving more comfort to the enemies of the Church than they are the faithful.The only parish listed on the Archdiocesan website for Thokoza is Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The web page for the parish does not list Fr. Wylie as pastor, but perhaps that is because it hasn't been updated. I'll keep a watch. Please pray for this priest who obviously loves the Church and the flock very much. Perhaps the Lord arranged for a "notorious" priest to be sent to this troubled place because He knew many prayer warriors would be supporting him. He's going into my rosary journal today!