More serious journalists, who actually earn their living through their craft, have also advised me to fight this. I initially said I wouldn't, I thought that it was prudent to keep quite but as the Argus, our local paper, seems to do this kind of thing to me every few months and various people have contacted me suggesting reasons for Will Gardner's attacks, which may or may not be true but I have come to the conclusion that it is important to make a stand, not so much for myself but because it is really an attack on the Church, my bride, Christ's bride.
Just as involvement with poor is messy so is involvement with media but actually defended that which is true is important, it is the manly thing to do, I was rather heartened by some of the comments Mr Gardner's piece, there are usual crackpots but I am grateful to those who got down into the mess of the forum in order to point out what was wrong with Brighton Argus' Bill Gardner's piece.
It is fine protecting the bride of Christ in the cosiness of the Catholic blogosphere, perhaps the truly manly thing to do is to protect her and fight for honour in the media, 'on the peripheries' as Pope Francis would say.
Oh, the interview is on 6.30 tonight, as I don't have a tv perhaps someone might put a link in the combox, I'll be doing something priestly at that time.
Pray for Bill Gardner
Pray for the Argus
Pray for those who work in the media