Comments: Church links to the Murdoch business empire

The aphorism "Lie down w/ dogs, wake up w/ fleas" comes to mind (No offense to canines!)

Posted by JCF at Saturday, 16 July 2011 at 11:04pm BST

Paying large sums to meet the Pope is almost as ancient as the Church he leads.

Like so much, what is clearly simony (munus ab obsequio and possibly munus a lingua), is now just par for the course. It is so "normal" that it's hardly worth comment unless something goes wrong as we see now from Catherine Pepinster.

The Murdoch's aren't at fault for buying privileged position in meeting the Holy Father or receiving Papal Knighthoods, along with many others with cash and power they are tempted by the Roman Catholic Church into this position by its institutional bankruptcy. They should (and do) know better but, as I say, it is SO prevalent it now passes as practice.

Does this actually impact on how Joe Public views our faith and all churches?

Of Course it does.

Posted by Martin Reynolds at Sunday, 17 July 2011 at 4:39pm BST

Matthew 6 v.24

Posted by A J Barford at Sunday, 17 July 2011 at 8:46pm BST
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