Saturday, 23 May 2009

Intellectual vanity, but the way forward is even clearer

The Archbishop of Denver throws light upon the Notre Dame phenomenon, stating "There was no excuse - none, except intellectual vanity - for the university to persist in its course, and Father Jenkins compounded a bad original decision with evasive and disingenuous explanations to subsequently justify it."

"The most vital thing faithful Catholics can do now is to insist - by their words, actions and financial support - that institutions claiming to be 'Catholic' actually live the faith with courage and consistency. If that happens, Notre Dame’s failure may yet do some unintended good."
There is a very fine article on the Mercatornet website in which Dr Kozinski likens Obama's Notre Dame address to the "Speech of Saruman" in Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings". I think that Dr Kozinski here puts his finger on the 'new' and beguiling spin that contemporary statesmen like Obama and Blair are trying to build a new Church/State relationship upon. Follow this link:

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