It was possibly an unfortunate calendar clash that today also saw the Day With Mary at Westminster Cathedral. Nevertheless this was also well attended with hundreds of devout faithful taking part in Mass, processions and devotions to our Lady and to the Blessed Sacrament.
So here is the Rocket Science Examination:
UNIVERSITY OF THE FLIPPIN' OBVIOUS(Hint: it is not actually rocket science.)
Bachelor of Commonsense Honours Degree Examination
Rocket Science Level I (Faculty of drawing conclusions from empirical observation)
Sunday 11 October 2009
Answer question 1. (Three hours allowed)
1. Which of the following will be more effective in reviving Catholic faith and devotion in Britain today?
a) Arranging meetings to discuss the environment, climate change, the credit crunch, inclusion, exclusion, holism, and equality, discerning how best to downsize the Church's activity by closing parishes, and identifying the possibilities for lay ministry in priestless Churches, with people breaking into small groups to discuss their feelings about these important issues.
b) Vigorously promoting the traditional devotional life and magisterial teaching of the Church, and giving high profile support to all events that encourage and nurture faith in the Blessed Sacrament, and devotion to Our Lady and the Saints - not excluding devotion to relics of the same. (Without actually needing to break up into small groups.)