Friday, December 26, 2008

More clergy on TV

I was pleased to see this encounter bewteen Fr Patrick Burke and Christina Odone on Youtube. Hat tip to to an Anglican blog Massinformation

11 comments:

ScepticalBeliever said...

'Christina Odone gets hysterical' is a good headline but not entirely new in relation to Ms Odone! Fr Burke did very well, of course, but it has to be said that the Odones of this world use the word 'dialogue' in the sense of 'we demand change, on our terms' and once any change is allowed it will be infallible, for all time!
I believe that any dialogue with such people is a waste of time; it is probably the view of His Holiness, too.

Anonymous said...

Brava Christina!

Not hysterical but passionate in pointing out some of the elephants in the Church's sitting room.

Fr Burke, with no answers to any of her points, reduced to being smug and giggly.

PeterHWright said...

What needs to be said is this :

The Catholic Church is not a debating society. It preaches Christ's truth.

Roma locuta est. Causa finita est. And that, as they say, is that.

Fr Michael Brown said...

Anonymous,I`ve seen many comments on this exchange since 2005 but that`s the first time I`ve seen that interpretation of the events!

ScepticalBeliever said...

My latest edition Chambers Dictionary definitions of 'smug' and 'giggly' certainly do not correspond with Fr Burke's very composed responses to that awful woman! Maybe Anonymous watched another video from another time?

Anonymous said...

The Lady is a dope!

Sussex Catholic said...

We would do well to remember that many journalists who trade on the name "Catholic" do so for their own advancement and not because they have anything to contribute to the life of the Church. Sadly Ms Odone clearly falls into this category and uses her "Catholic" tag as a reason to market herself to the secular press. Looked at from within a Catholic perspective her views are ignorant and ill-informed in the extreme and manifest only her own prejudices. She would do well to read the "German Shepherd's" recent comments addressed to journalists and reflect on them.

Anonymous said...

I thought the lady was allowed too much talking time and the Father too little. She was rude; she constantly interrupted him when he was making very valid answers but he never interrupted her.
I thought the Fr was coherent and answered every single point clearly and with conviction."Smug and giggly?" Where on earth did that come from?
Was that the Sage, Gateshead and the Millennium Bridge in the background or am I totally wrong?

Anonymous said...

I think the bridge in the background is the so-called "bendy bridge" in Glasgow

Fr Michael Brown said...

The buildings do look like the Sage and the Millenium Bridge on the Tyne but I`m glad to hear it bears a resemblance to somewhere in Glasgow which makes more sense. Maybe these types of structure are more common than we knew.

Catheg said...

The buildings are the SEC locally known as the Armadillo, the Glasgow Science Centre and a bridge known as the 'Squinty Bridge' over the Clyde?
Fr Burke was the chaplin at Stirling University while I was studying there and he was a breath of fresh air as he was on Newsnight here; articulate and intelligent and never far from the truth of the Gospel.
He inspired us to challenge perceptions and be proud of being Catholic.
Christina Odone did neither of those things.