Winning the good fight, battle continues

OH to be a spectator. No, not at the Scotland versus Czech Republic international last night, but at the Spectator debate which upheld the motion that England should be a Catholic country again.

With Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, author Piers Paul Read and Dom Antony Sutch supporting the motion it is little wonder that Lord Harries of Pentregarth, Stephen Pound, MP and Matthew Parris failed to overturn it.

According to Ed West at the Telegraph : “The debate was held in good spirits, even with the rather eccentric input from the audience—one man, who called the debate a ‘set-up’, and talked about scripture, before quoting Luther, seemed to have stepped out of the Civil War era (I didn’t know these people still existed).

“English Catholics are quite an easygoing and forgiving bunch, all in all, despite their reputation. And of course England would be a much happier place if it was Catholic.”

So a good result (on and off the football pitch), but on the religious front the battle against secularism continues.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster has set out the key themes of the pre-election document of the Bishops of England and Wales


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