Michael Matt interviews the former president of Una Voce International – English barrister, Lt. Colonel James Bogle on the situation in the Church under Pope Francis, silent bishops, religious liberty, racism and Catholic culture. What built Europe? Why are so many people from all over the world fascinated by Europe? What brings tourists flocking to Europe’s greatest attractions? Two words: Catholic Church! This is a preview of the RT documentary on the Roman Forum in Italy, to be released later this month.
The second excellent conversation for The Remnant. Don’t you feel that it isn’t just the response of the hierarchy but the fact that they put into important lay positions those who seem not to be wholeheartedly Catholic? We have (he is just retiring) a Director of Catholic Education who chastised me for suggesting that our secondary schools should be more Catholic instead of allowing the Faith to be diluted by having non Catholic teachers & students. The non Catholic students seeking places in our schools are mainly Moslem who claim that our faiths are very similar. I can imagine Pope Francis agreeing with this but we are all aware that Muslims proselytise at every opportunity & I become concerned that our Catholic students (at a very difficult time of life) may be led down the path of evil. The fact that we have non Catholic teachers means that in those lectures given by them the Catholic truth & position is not being put forward. Children don’t simply learn their Faith at RI classes but by the way in which Catholic teachers comport themselves throughout the total school environment.
The meda is not persecuting Pell, just reporting the story. Do we want Muslims to be granted total “religious liberty”? Sharia law? I don’t.
Do we approve of Jewish schools and Muslim ( and Anglican and Catholic) schools, stiffing kids heads with what we regard ( except in our own cases) as evil nonsense?
I don’t . Does anyone approve of all of them?
Not that I think that church schools should be banned. Not democratic.
“Catholic culture?” Wonderful stuff. Like Muslim culture, or Mormon culture. Unique.
Lot of Muslim culture in Spain. I’m afraid.
Quite beautiful though, much of it.
“What brings tourists flocking to Europe’s greatest attractions? Two words: Catholic Church! ”
Rubbish. Tourists come to England, for example, to see all manner of things, such as Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, The Cahanging of the Guard,The Bristish Museum, Shakespeare’s birthpace, Westminster Abbey, The Tate Gallery, Big Ben, and God knows what all else, but not to see “the Catholic Church.”
Who goes to Paris for the “Catholic Church”? Nobody. They go for Ooh, la, la. And to see the Louvre. And Pigalle.
Who goes to Madrid for the Catholic Church? Nobody. They come to see the Prado, and maybe Guernika. They go to Segovia to see the Roman aqueduct, or Cordoba to see the Mesquita.
Yes, they go to Rome, to see, along with the Colisseum – the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican, and the Trevi fountain. They go to Pisa to see the tower, They don’t care whether any of them are Catholic, or not.