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Sunday, 26 April 2009

James MacMillan lambasts the Tablet, defends bloggers

James MacMillan has a cracking letter in this week's Tablet in defence of Catholic bloggers. A sample:
The bloggers that appal you so much are united in an obvious love and pride for the counter-cultural challenge of being Catholic in the modern age. No wonder they feel shame that the nominally Catholic Tablet shows no evidence of a similar love or pride. The Tablet seems out of touch, not just with the new enthusiasm for faithfulness and tradition blossoming in the Catholic world, but also out of step with the new participative media technologies.
You can read the whole letter over at Damian Thompson's Holy Smoke. You can read more about James MacMillan at Wikipedia and at the Boosey & Hawkes website which describes him as "the pre-eminent Scottish composer of his generation."
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