Comments: St Paul's Cathedral and the protestors: Bishop of Buckingham interviewed

BRAVO (send a memo to Archbishop Rowan)!

Posted by Leonardo Ricardo at Sunday, 30 October 2011 at 12:14am BST

I mostly like what Bishop Wilson had to say, but I'm less than enthralled with the idea of more discussion.

Our societies need to be living differently in ways that may already be known. What, then, is there to discuss other than what practical steps to take?

Posted by Jonathan at Sunday, 30 October 2011 at 2:52am GMT

At last, a comment from an articulate and engaged cleric.

Posted by Richard Ashby at Sunday, 30 October 2011 at 8:35am GMT

The good Bishop reminded us that the Magnificat is said or sung every day in St Paul's (and by every priest across the country for that matter) He reminded the viewers of its words. Does St Paul's also need reminding...

He has put down the mighty from their seat
and has exalted the humble and meek
He has filled the hungry with good things
and hath sent the rich empty away.

No mention there of discussions with the rich, no commisions and reports, no bargains, 'you go away from my doorstep and I'll talk to you'.

How could St Paul's have got it so wrong? And then to suppress a report by Giles Fraser (yes I know a report!) which might have indicated that the Church has something to say because it might get lost in the confusion.

Posted by Richard Ashby at Sunday, 30 October 2011 at 8:58am GMT
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