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!
Posted by Ttony at 18:52