Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.
'I want a laity, not arrogant, not rash in speech, not disputatious, but men [and women] who know their religion, who enter into it, who know just where they stand, who know what they hold and what they do not, who know their creed so well that they can give an account of it, who know so much of history that they can defend it. I want an intelligent, well-instructed laity - I wish...to enlarge [their] knowledge, to cultivate [their] reason, to get an insight into the relation of truth to truth, to learn to view things as they are, to understand how faith and reason stand to each other, what are the bases and principles of Catholicism...'John Henry Newman & Father Finigan's hermeneutic of continuity too.PAPA RATZI ORA PRO NOBIS!Our Lady of the Rosary pray for us!
Absolutely fantastic to see! Jack Valero is doing an excellent job - this is exactly, I suspect, why the Bishops brought him on board as Spokesman. There is going to be great need for people willing to defend the church cogently and joyfully over the coming months.
Jack is showing the way. Yes, catholics are influenced by the media so it is up to catholics who have the time and motivation to dig into these stories for the truth as Jack has done and inform thier fellow catholics, at meetings,on Sunday after Mass, an article in a Parish Magazine. Make it a talking point and inform.
"Going into battle"? I'm afraid I thought it was rather weak.I know it's difficult to do, and I'm sure I couldn't do it myself - let alone in a second language - but he did ramble rather and was too ready to accept the interviewer's dodgy premises for my liking. And he missed the main point of the particular story entirely - that this was not a matter of punishing the priest concerned, but of not granting his request immediately.Rocco Buttiglione was much better on the wireless the other day - which brings me to another point: will the BBC only accept foreigners to speak in support of the church, or are there no native Englishmen willing and able to do it?I don't like to complain. Really I don't. But I hoped for much better from Catholic Voices.
Jolly good effort. I couldn't do it but I agree with Simon Platt above.Where are the Catholic legal brains able to debate? Or are they all addled like Mrs Blair?
I don't mind to complain and I think he was a little weak. The interviewer actually force fed him with most of his best points...This will not do- certainly it will not do for our supposed A team of speakers. We need to be more assertive and to be more succinct. If the interviewer hadn't been 'translating' Mr Valero's bumbled comments the man on the street wouldn't have had a clue.
Bogle's idea is sound to get people involved but it says much about the Faith in this country that we have foreigners doing this.He got lucky here because the interviewer was so polite (I heard a beautiful Irish accent). 10/10 for dress code and physical appearance though.
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