Enemy of Science?
Andrew Bolt had an interesting article in the Herald Sun newspaper of 22 September 2003.
He outlined his admiration for Christianity:
The Pope has stressed this in his encyclical "Faith and Reason".
More recently Archbishop Pell discussed it in his talk "Science,
Politics and Religion" of 20 August.
But often I seem to be pointing out where there is pressure to surrender
reason to participate in the Church's worship.
Sitting for the Gloria at the 11.00 am Sunday Mass at the Melbourne
cathedral has been an example. The official instructions are clear that everyone
should stand for it. But usually Archbishop Hart and nearly all the congregation
have sat for it.
It was pleasing that everyone stood for it at the Footballer's Mass
on 21 September. I hope this continues. Sometimes Archbishop Hart has stood
when the choir was not there, but this time he stood when they were there.
Hopefully it is another indication of progress.