I deliberately didn't footnote the sources for this trilogy, as I had hoped it might be sufficiently provocative to Magic Circulistas to encourage a response. That they haven't responded either means:
a. they recognise the sources and are keeping quiet;
b. they have decided that not responding might lead to lack of interest; or, and most likely
c. they have guessed correctly that nobody is going to read this stuff who doesn't agree with it anyway.
I had been very careful to stick to just three sources:
The Worlock Archive by Clifford Longley (2000) - he was allowed to go through Worlock's papers, presumably to prepare a positive accompaniment to the official biography. The book is a revelation for anyone who wants to understand Worlock's metholodology.
Liverpool 1980 (1981) the official report of the NPC which includes all of the pre-Congress material, the documents prepared by the groups, the final report, and The Easter People, as well as a wealth of detail about the
Basil Hume By His Friends (1999): a collection of unctuous hagiography and some Tabletista appreciation of how Hume was one of them, and what he did as one of them, for them.
The conceit was that any attack from the Magic Circle can be met by: "but this comes from something written by one of yours". I've tweeted (from these sources) a couple of Hume and Worlock one-liners on other subjects along the way: things like Worlock writing about the Lay Apostolate: "Unless (the layman) was properly formed and trained for his task, he could be a menace." (5 March 1964) Maybe we could work up an anthology ...
I'm going to start work on something about the Catholic Church in England and Wales and Humanae Vitae. This already overlong trilogy had in draft some knockabout stuff about the way at least one Bishop was happy about one of his priests saying something different in the Confessional from what he was telling them to say in his encyclicals, but I held back, not only to tighten the piece I was writing about how the CBCEW had got its teeth and claws into Catholic Life, but because I still can't rid myself of the notion that no "official Catholic" could be so base, however well documented the baseness appeared to be.
And in less than 24 hours, Catholic Voices told us that we no longer believed in repealing the Abortion Act!
They will ignore me, and that's fair enough. But these are resources for all of us to use to challenge the narrative of the CBCEW and its agents. This blog is not called the Muniment Room for nothing!