Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Eccleston Square and the Guardian


I tend not to read the vast comments on Damian's blog, and I would hope I would be kinder than he about our bishops but I was a little surprised by this job advert. Not that the Bishops are advertising for a fundraiser, nor the salary that is being offered, often we pay peanuts, and get get monkeys.

What surprises me is that I haven't seen the advert in other newspapers. The Guardian is the newspaper where some of the most vociferous anti-Catholic journalist rant against everything the Church stands for, so a simple question: what type of person does whoever placed this advert in the Guardian hope to attract?
Does anyone know if Ecclesdon Square places all its adverts in the Guardian? If so does this mean that predominantly Guardian readers are employed by the Bishop's Conference. If this is so, is there problem, are habitual Guardian readers likely to be ardent supports of mainstream Catholicism?

16 comments:

Delia said...

Not sure it's sinister - Grauniad is well known for its job ads; a non-regular reader would probably look there if job-hunting.

But they can't spell dependent!

Catholic Mom of 10 said...

Nice work if you can get it!

Crux Fidelis said...

I am a habitual Guardian reader (I buy it three or four times a week). Does that make me suspect?

Tom said...

Surely there are more deserving Catholic institutions, working for the good of the Church, which are more worthy of this type of investment, than the already bloated Eccleston Sq brigade?

Crux Fidelis said...

Delia: Dependent or dependant? According to my dictionary both are correct.

gemoftheocean said...

Excellent point. An ad in the Torygraph would be much more appropriate.

Part of the reason the BBC is so infested with left wing types is they recruit left wing types and when a place like that becomes overrun with them, what conservative needs the daily headache of working with these people. If a workplace is more neutral, then that's all well and good for all around. I read it as the bishops are "pink" themselves. And not in a homosexual way.

It's like the Muslim guy in the US army who killed 13 and wounded 30(whom they were afraid to ocnfront or kick out for charges of picking on him) wanted to marry a Muslim girl who wore the hijab, but decided a good place to look for her was in a strip club. Not likely to find a candidate there, one would think. But the bishops seem to be working with the same "logic."

Crux -- it's useful to keep an eye on what they are planning and scheming.

Delia said...

Crux Fidelis: well, I don't know about US usage, which may be different, but in the UK dependant should be used only for the noun.

epsilon said...

The Guardian is the place to look if you have the qualifications / experience for jobs in different areas of expertise, especially in marketing and media - it's as simple as that!

Guardian readers are a million times less suspect than people of a forward-in-faith persuasion who want to perpetuate grotesque caricatures of black people, Father!

Fr Ray Blake said...

"...forward-in-faith persuasion who want to perpetuate grotesque caricatures of black people, Father!"


Explain, please, surely this is a slur on FiF.

roydosan said...

I am a devoted Guardian reader and a traditionalist Catholic who believes in the teachings of the Church. I don't agree with everything in the Grauniad but it's far preferable to most of the other newspapers on offer.

Simon Platt said...

I used to read the Guardian - many years ago. I remember particularly a published letter to the editor which included the phrase

"readers will pray - if you can imagine a Guardian reader praying ..."

I stopped reading it even occasionally when it became clear to me that the paper's line was to treat all I held most dear in contempt. I was an unpleasant read indeed.

madame evangelista said...

I am inclined to agree with Delia. People who are job-hunting look at papers (or sites) for the jobs, not the content of the paper. The Guardian is well known as the first place to look for marketing & pr jobs on a Monday and Saturday. I very much doubt there's anything sinister about it...

epsilon said...
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Fr Ray Blake said...

Yes that is racist, I have removed it, but the connection with FiF?

Physiocrat said...

I don't go on conspiracy theories but this looks like a sabotage attempt to me.

Have a look here and you will get the flavour of the Guardianistas

Guardian Comments

torchofthefaith said...

Dear Fr. Ray

Ah well - it could have been worse. It could have been the Tablet...

Alan and Angeline