Although several lawyers and barristers donated their services free of charge (according to the St. Anne’s LifeFunder page, this is around the order of AUD 260,000) Fr. Rowe’s remaining legal fees are considerable. The Lifefunder page notes that Fr. Rowe even used the services of “... Brett Walker SC who was the barrister who defended Cardinal Pell in his High Court Case which led to his release from prison”, adding that “we tried everything in order to preserve St Anne’s for the Latin Mass community in Perth!”
Since September last year, the St. Anne’s community has been under additional pressure from the Archbishop, who has moved to severely restrict the number of Latin Masses in the Archdiocese. Despite that, Fr. Rowe and Fr. Limbourn have faithfully continued to offer the traditional Mass and sacraments to his flock on a daily basis.
Those who wish to support the parish financially may use their LifeFunder page, where more details of the St. Anne’s saga can also be found.
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