Category: Catholic Church

“Cheese!” I suppose we should say

Watch the following video.  Millions already have – yet it was only published three days ago.  A lovely game of point-of-view, too.  Top-notch stuff, whether true or not. http://youtu.be/zdtD19tXX30 Frame is everything, especially in a visual world.  This from Pope…

Is the Church not of this world?

I don’t know much more than the bare bones of this particular story.  The BBC reports it rather sketchily at the moment as breaking news; even the My San Antonio website doesn’t make it all that clear whether criminal proceedings…

Inappropriate acts

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, whom I mentioned in yesterday’s post on “Sex, horsemeat and plebeian sausage rolls (again)”, has just been accused of some of the very sins it would appear he has been criticising in the recent past: O’Brien, who…

Away in a Pret A Manger

Before I continue, let it be clear: I am a firmly lapsed Catholic.  One of the things that Catholics do to you is make it impossible to unCatholic yourself.  There is always this feeling that one day you will return…

Murdochs, monks and dirty habits

I read this story from the Mail today almost as soon as it was published.  I thought it might be wise to wait and see.  Even after everything that has happened, and even after everything we’ve all written, I did…

Some jottings from a previous life

The recent revelations in Spain about the tens of thousands of babies who – at the hands of doctors and the Catholic Church – were stolen from their biological parents for both ideological and pecuniary reasons, and in a period…

Spin?

The Roman Catholic Church has had a well-documented recent history of child abuse – as well as it would seem, at least according to some in the Irish Republic, a certain resistance to cooperating with the authorities in bringing those…