HM Government – Petition regarding the Pope’s visit to the UK

A petition was raised at the UK Government’s petition site regarding the upcoming Papal visit to these shores – a response from the Government (presumably the new Cleggeron-led affair): HM Government. The petition was filed by Peter Tatchell: We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to disassociate the British government from the Pope’s intolerant views

Two putrid articles on Hitchens by catholic commentators

Christopher Hitchens has recently been diagnosed with cancer, as has been widely reported.  I hope he makes a good recovery.  And what seems to be the typical response by catholic commentators? Christina Odone (The Telegraph) is apparently praying for him. Pointless, and mildly irritating.  But Francis Phillips (Catholic Herald – Perhaps throat cancer will move

Catholics prevent completion of Dark Materials trilogy

The London Evening Standard (Catholics ‘forced film chiefs to scrap Dark Materials trilogy’ | News) reports that US catholic “spokesperson” Bill Donohue successfully led a campaign to prevent film makewrs from completing the Dark Materials trilogy (these thing do always seem to be trilogies).  The article quotes Donohue as saying: “I am delighted the boycott

Vatican wants Anglicans: Dawkins weighs in…

Damian Thompson (who blogs at the Daily Telegraph, often on matters related to the Catholic Church) seems to be in a bit of a tizz (Richard Dawkins’s latest attack on the Catholic Church is vicious and crazy. The man needs help) over some words that Richard Dawkins penned concerning the Vatican’s appeal to Anglicans to

Loony Catholic website shut down

Mediawatchwatch has a story about a loopy Catholic website that’s been taken down following complaints by MPs (BT closes Catholic website after MP complaints), complete with a link to a web archive page that has a stored copy (Catholic Voice).  OK, so this page is pretty mad stuff, and quite unpleasant in a fascinating sort