Thursday, September 06, 2012

Tina Beattie and fear at the Beda: what will "they" do


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.
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 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.
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.

1 comment:

ORA PRO NOBIS said...

I GENUINELY THINK IS TIME FOR PRAYER VIGILS TO BE ORGANISED OUTSIDE TALKS GIVEN BY PROMINENT LIBERAL 'CATHOLICS'!

THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ATTENTION BEING DRAWN TO THE DISSENT OF LIBERALS WHO ARE LEADING THE UN-CATECHISED AWAY FROM THEIR SALVATION & THE CHURCH.

AT THE MOMENT FAITHFUL CATHOLICS ARE LITERALLY LETTING THESE LIBERALS GET AWAY WITH JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING.

REMEMBER, PRAYER VIGILS DO NOT HAVE TO BE THE PRESERVE OF THE PRO-ABORTION LOBBY

IF WE PRO-ACTIVELY GAINED COVERAGE IN THE CATHOLIC MEDIA FOR THESE VIGILS THIS IDEA MIGHT JUST SUCCEED IN MAKING THE AVERAGE CATHOLIC WORK OUT THAT THERE IS A VAST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THOSE THAT PROMOTE CHRIST & CHURCH TEACHING AND THOSE LIBERALS WHO PROMOTE THE CULTURE OF DEATH.

IT WAS EFFECTIVE WHEN JOHN CRUDDAS WAS TO SPEAK AT BLACKFRIARS.