So Taleban Catholic bloggers - shrigots = shrill bigots (my own word, and I'm really proud of that one) are getting their knickers in a twist over the Dominicans inviting Mr John Cruddas MP to speak at their Oxford venue. As the Dominicans (or Dominican'ts tee! hee!) ran the Spanish Inquisition, responsible for the torture and murder of millions of Jews, Muslims, and Protestants, I guess he was doing them a great honour in accepting.
But no, a foreign Priest (H/T to Francis Davis here) called Father Pereira, supported by SPUC has thrown a spanner in the works. There will be no learned address from Mr Cruddas, who has done so much to support abortion and other liberal Catholic issues in Parliament.
The Dominicans couldn't do this great man (and a credit to his church) a honour if they tried!
By inviting this wise and compassionate man to give up his valuable time at the Mother of Parliaments to explain democracy to a bunch of obscurantist mystagogues, they are honouring only THEMSELVES.
I'm off now to read the rest of Francis Davis's blog and leave some complimentary comments.