Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Friday, 2 April 2010

Not a good Friday?

The day after Mr Brown
praised Catholicism for often being the "conscience of the nation"
it is reported that
Britain’s most senior Catholic admits ‘evil’ clergy abuse has led to ‘great public humiliation’ of [the] Church
the cover-up of “evil” paedophilia by senior clergy “brings shame on us all”

Cranmer perhaps explains the timing of the church's announcement, by suggesting that
Christians endure what Josephus referred to as ‘that most wretched of deaths’ on Good Friday because of the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection: it sustains them through the despair.
So, maybe, the Catholic Church is trying to do the right thing by letting this announcement be published on Good Friday, the most holiest of days.

On the other hand, Mrs Rigby doesn't think Mr Brown's words are more than a cynical attempt to garner votes from a section of the population, and a cynical attempt to link with what he knows has been bad news for the Catholic faith. Mr Brown was, perhaps even hinting they are the epitome of evil Britishness - he tends to do things like that, and says things that can be taken in more than one way.

Mr Brown is, as are his wife and children, a member of the Calvinist Presbyterian Church of Scotland. He worships at St Bryce Kirk in Kirkaldy, where his father, Rev John Brown, was a Minister.

Mrs Rigby thinks Mr Brown should remain true to his religious persuasion, even in public life, to do otherwise suggests a lack of confidence in his belief.

1 comment:

Witterings From Witney said...

Sorry Mrs. R but one small correction?

I think you will find that Brown worships every time he looks in a mirror!

Mind you, the same goes for Cameron and Clegg!