I have in the past been critical of the CES in general (passim), and of the appointment of Greg Pope in particular.
It is only fair to acknowledge that it was Greg Pope who sent out the email which has got the Grauniad, Pink News and the Secular Society so upset, so all kudos to him.
I wonder if the more Catholic approach taken by the CES could have anything to do with the departure of Oona Stannard and the leadership of Fr Marcus Stock?
I still believe that for Greg Pope to be credible in his role, he should recant and repent of his previous voting record. Good deeds are an excellent start, but public bad example and scandal need to be addressed.
REACTION: HBO’s The Young Pope - I have now seen two episodes of the new HBO (etc.) series The Young Pope. It has already run across the Pond. It is visually rich, cynical, creepy, weird, ...
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