The Catholic Faith is true. Therefore there are no reasons to oppose it, only motivations. For most modern people, this is simply a matter of sexual sin, but sometimes it’s another idol.
In the case of Peter Hitchens, whose work I greatly admire – except when he clings to the Protestant Propaganda known as “English History” – I believe the Idol is Britain.
Why anyone would love Britain more than God is simply beyond me.
Even if it was worth the idolatry as it possibly was during the days of Empire, does anyone really think this can compare with GOD?
For various reasons, totally unconnected with this, or him personally, I had decided not to visit his blog any more. It’s very hard to stay away, to be honest, and I miss it. I may probably change my mind (I’m a woman, you know), but for now, I’m not going there. Consequently, I have no idea of the exact content of the recent article discussing the BBC programme Gunpowder, which I also have not seen. Therefore, I can’t say much about them, but although there may be problems with it, I think it’s probably good that the Britishpeople are finally forced to face up to the brutal history of England. Unfortunately, most of them are so stupid and godless, they will just moan about “sectarianism” blah blah.
Based on what others have said on Twitter (so I stand open to correction) Mr Hitchens has complained that the Catholic characters are good-looking and the Protestants are not. I can’t help sniggering a little.
One Guardian writer (I think) tweeted that she’s cross that PH is objecting to sexy Catholics. (I am 100% certain PH did not use that phrase, but it did make me laugh). Besides, we are sexy!
All modesty aside, the terribly disappointing thing is that it sounds like he still clings to the nonsense – and actual lies – of the official history of England, and what a sad thing that is.
The man is a dear, but in this matter, he’s just plain wrong.
Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, pray for us.
Saint Margaret Clitherow, pray for us
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.