Friday, 27 April 2007

Be nice to Auntie Beeb!

For those of you who do not know it, "Auntie Beeb" was an epithet used not so long ago to describe the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Now most of use are aware that in recent years Auntie Beeb has not exactly been kind, polite, or considerate towards the Catholic Church. In fact, Auntie has been downright rude, virulent, and bad-mannered towards the Church (to put it as mildly as possible) on several recent occassions. It was with some surprise then, that I came across this article entitled Concern over Pope's Latin Mass move (thanks to Rorate Coeli). My first concern was: why on earth would the BBC care about the possibility of removing restrictions on what Father Faber called "The most beautiful thing this side of Heaven"? And then I realised: They intend to put across the worst spin possible in order to confuse those who don't know what the fuss is about. I am rather too tired to go and point out the laughable errors, so please enjoy-especially the very good comment by a Protestant about Catholics following the Bible!


English Catholic said...

Reading comments at the end of articles like that always depresses me. It's the sheer stupidity and unoriginal nature of comments such as:

"It's stories like this that make me glad I woke-up and became an atheist. The Catholic church is a horribly outdated relic of a by-gone age that interferes with women's rights and promotes self-righteousness (first step to fundamentalism)."

And you can tell that they think that are so clever and sophisticated...


Anonymous said...

It's so tiresome! i wish we didn't have to keep explaining..where do they get all the wrong information? Oh the devil of course!

Anonymous said...

So, according to the comment English Catholic spotted, the Catholic Church promotes self-righteousness, eh?

Not, of course, that one would ever find such a thing in, say, an apostate who is now an athiest.

No, they're too enlightened and lovely for that.