There is a very interesting article on dear old Tina Beattie and Roehampton University on Deacon Nick's excellent blog. Fr Marsden has a very good comment on what the relevant authorities ought to be doing about her anyone who styles themselves a Catholic theologian, not of course that she does, she teaches "Catholic studies", but it is not her that concerns me. It is another matter than should concern "the relevant authorities" both here and in Rome, it purports to be from someone called John Paul Ng.
A countryman was frightened to return to Beda College, Rome this year where he is studying for priesthood.I don't know if this true, if it is not, I, and I am sure Deacon Nick would be pleased to be informed, especially if it is untrue but if students are afraid to return to one of our seminaries because of a culture of violence, of all things, this is a very serious matter indeed and the "relevant authorities" must do something, and do something quickly.
Last year one student almost killed by another there in a drunken fight. His jaw was dislocated, his skull fractured, his life and his sight was almost lost.
It seems like a very bad place.
I just get reports that the Beda reflects the "Catholic studies" department of Roehampton and in general the staff there seem to be pro-female ordination and against the Magisterium, in that vague 1970s way seminaries used have.
Both these are related it seems to me, both orthodoxy and charity (in the sense of beating your brother to a bloody pulp) in our Catholic institutions are the responsibility of our bishops and ultimately of the Congregation for Eduction.