13 September 2010
His Holiness's visit
I haven't said anything about His Holiness coming to the UK for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I didn't know that I could trust myself to say anything nice or positive about the attitude of the media and their bigoted and biased programming and reporting, and secondly lots had already been said in the blogosphere regarding arrangements, not least, the er, liturgical entertainments and list of terms for the intellectually challenged.
So I stuck to the rosary and novenas and avoided the secular press. Whatever hatchet job reporters and politicians and disaffected try and do, it doesn't change the fact that we have a wonderful, truly holy, Holy Father.
I think, much as the visit of relics of St Therese surprised secular society, Pope Benedict's visit will surprise, unsettle, challenge, and revitalise not only Catholics, but everyone else too. At least, that's what I pray.
God bless our Pope, the great, the good.