One of the young people in the Radio 4 broadcast yesterday morning said that the great thing about being a Catholic is that you can pick and choose what you want to believe.
That’s not only utterly wrong, but it provides frightening evidence that there has been some terrifyingly bad catechesis somewhere.
The great thing about being a Catholic – and certainly the ultimate reason why I swam the Tiber and came home – is that you know exactly what you believe : in the happy certainty that if you don’t believe it, you aren’t a Catholic.
The horrible truth, though, is that at least in the public eye, the girl’s opinion is more correct – and thus more important – than mine.
Given that she’s wrong, and I’m right, but that so many have the contrary view, I – and those who agree with me – had better start praying; hadn’t we ?