Wednesday, February 28, 2007

John Allen criticises UK press coverage of religion

Background briefing: Allen is a widely respected journalist based in the US, and he cites numerous examples of outrageous inacuracy based, he says, on ignorance rather than malice. While there is certainly a lot of ignorance, it would be unwise to ignore the hostility to religion which dominates Britain's 'chattering classes'. Allen's interesting article is here. Hat-tip to Hermeneutic of Continuity.

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen