Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The new face of anti-Catholic hatred

Action: complaints to the BBC. The Pope has had to cancel a lecture to La Sapienza university in Rome because of protests by a small group of professors. The ostensive reason for the protest were remarks the Pope made in an earlier talk about Galileo which the professors did not bother to read properly and which the BBC, true to form, report out of context; just like the Regensburg speech, the Pope is being condemned for quoting another person's view which he goes on to criticise himself. The protest was clearly joined quickly by students with a militant 'gay' agenda, responding to the Church's stand on civil partnerships.

Hat-tip to practically everyone in the Catholic blogosphere. See Fr Z on the Italian politics, Fr Finnigan on the BBC. Joanna Bogle wants us to write to La Sapienza; we suggest you also complain to the BBC. Here is their report; here is their complaints form.

The picture on the right is reminiscent of the anti-Papal foamings of our home-grown militant gay activists, see left, which we noted here: Martin Pendergast, organiser of the 'gay' Masses in Westminster with the Cardinal's permission, apparently also thinks the Pope is a homophobe, despite the papal flag flying on his website. We would expect Sapienza-type protests if the Pope visited the UK.

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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