Thursday, September 09, 2010
The Pope's British Divisions
There was an interesting programme on Radio 4 this morning The Pope's British Divisions, it concentrates on that, divisions.
I think it is a rather fair picture of the Church, Mark Dowd, a gay, a former Dominican novice, presents a programme which shows the Church which is confused. The picture is very much one of cafeteria Catholicism, there is report on the Soho LGBT Mass, a disturbing interview with a Fr Joe Wheat, Bishop McMahon's Youth Service chaplain, there is also an interview with Fr Tim Finigan over the introduction of the EF in Blackfen and the disgruntled Liberals in his parish.
The interest picture is that which emerges from the interjections of Archbishop Nichols, trying to do, in part, what most Archbishop's should do: hold the Church in unity but you also get the impression he is waiting to see where the wind is really blowing.
It really presents the Church as being on the brink of something, what is not clear but then that is the state of the Church here.
Have a look at what Ches says.
Posted by Fr Ray Blake