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Some English Catholic voices undermine Pope's success, columnist charges

Catholic World News - September 27, 2010

Pope Benedict’s visit was a great success, writes William Oddie in England’s Catholic Herald. But some prominent Catholic voices are expressing discomfort with that success.

Oddie cites in particular the online version of the venerable Catholic weekly The Tablet:

The Tablet online assessment, though, represents the voice of a certain kind of English Catholic, who like Grima Wormtongue in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings aims to sap courage and self-confidence by depression and defeatism, and who as we see is already finding once more its insidious voice. That voice has always been fundamentally anti-Wojty?a and anti-Ratzinger; and it surely will find it a lot more difficult now to be heard. But it is not yet a thing entirely of the past: be on your guard.

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