The last Mass of World Youth Day has been celebrated, the Pope has said some pretty exciting and challenging things. Priests have been overwhelmed by the number of Confession, you get the hint that some of Catechesis given by the Bishops has been pretty outstanding.
I don't know what has appeared on the television but here the the reporting on BBC Radio 4 has been appalling, one or two phrases of the Pope have been reported, but practically all the emphasis has been placed on the Pope's expression of shame for sexual abuse by clergy, when that has not been reported, there has been a great deal of emphasis on protesters against the Papal visit.
The BBC seems to give the impression that the Pope visited Australia only to apologise for the sins of Australian clergy and was met by hordes of homosexual activists, who seem to make up the majority of Australian population, who were handing out condoms to a few other people.
It seems that in the UK there are are an extraordinary number of people who are involved in promoting "gay culture" are also employed by the media, the BBC seems to be dominated by this small but powerful group. I don't have much of a problem with men or women with a same sex attraction, but the gay movement is worrying when it becomes a political force that filters out certain news and views.
As far as the Catholic Church is concerned it seems that within the BBC there is an informal coalition of seriously anti-Catholic elements. The Church, the Pope especially, are seen very much as the enemy. That is most probably not unreasonable because both Pope and Church are and should be the bitter enemy of the consumerist, self indulgent, highly personalistic hedonism that seem to be the very basis of the UK media and in particular the BBC.