27 August 2014

Professor Beattie Rides Again


It's hard to say just how much we miss Deacon Nick's  Protect The Pope blog.  He left it in obedience to his Ordinary and it has been easy to infer that it had been causing disquiet and discomfort among what Damian Thompson, were he still blogging in the Telegraph, would have called the Magic Circle.  (Is there a pattern here?)

How important a loss Deacon Nick's blog is has become clear today.  Professor Tina Beattie, Professor of Catholic Studies at Roehampton University, a Catholic teacher licensed (surely, for some sense of the word "licensed") as an approved transmitter of Catholic teaching to young people, has published in The Guardian a piece dismissive of both the Pope and Catholic teaching on contraception and abortion.

Were Deacon Nick blogging, his reach would have ensured that the news of such an article was the main focus of Catholic online discussion, not just in England and Wales, but across the English speaking world.

But he isn't, so it's up to everybody reading this to give it the widest possible dissemination.  Let's make sure our Hierarchy knows what Professor Beattie thinks!
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11 comments:

Left-footer said...

I had happily quite forgotten about her. Tweeted and facebooked!

Thanks for the reminder, Ttony, and God bless!

Celia said...

I'm afraid the hierarchy knows what TB thinks already- she's hardly a shrinking violet. And probably some agree with her.

Gertrude said...

How do you copy this to FB - please?

retrochbabe said...

I am a Catholic and I thought her article was excellent .She is a Catholic and entitled to her opinions as we all are The Church is not an exclusive club for the good and sinless We cannot go around black balling everyone we disagree with surely Is that what Jesus would do ?

gemoftheocean said...

retrochbabe: What you said is seriously ignorant. Sure, you're "entitled to your opinion." However, your "opinion" is NOT CATHOLIC and you should have the intellectual integrity to admit you are no longer Catholic. "Cultural Catholics" and "Cafeteria Catholics" we don't need. Go find yourself another church and stop being dishonest with yourself and everyone else. You don't agree with one of the commandments, "thou shalt not murder" -- I suggest you LEAVE. Everyone sins, but thinking you don't need to be sorry for your sins is wrong. Murder is a sin. And you persist in lying to yourself if you believe that lying to yourself that you are being a faithful Catholic when you believe in the murder of the innocent is ok. Same goes for this "professor." You ask WWJD? It's easy. He'd tell her to "go and sin no more" and stop advocating harm to his children. You seem to have forgotten what he said about people who harm children. "Better a millstone around the neck." I'd say you and her should "get with the program" or stop pretending you are Catholic.

Left-footer said...

gemoftheocean - Bravo!!!

FrereRabit said...

gemoftheocean - Bravo again!!! (No idea who that retrobooby thinks she is, but she sure ain't Catholic.)

Ttony said...
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Ttony said...

Retrochbabe: she is of course entitled to her opinions. My point was that it is a grave scandal when somebody who is accepted by the Catholic Church in England and Wales as having an official role in Catholic education expresses opinions which are directly in contradiction of Catholic teachings: unless her statements are publicly corrected her position of authority will lead people to infer first, that they have some validity within Catholicism and second, that Catholicism, like Protestantism, is a religion in which each believer chooses what to believe, instead of accepting in full the dogmatic faith handed down and guaranteed by the Church in its Magisterium.

nickbris said...

Well said Karen,we are polluted with 5th columnists;they are only out to get their names in lights

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