Is the Catholic Church a Force for Good in the World?

November 9, 2009 at 7:28 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
I saw this debate on BBC yesterday and it was really good. They poll people both before and after the debate about how they see the Catholic Church and the results were a bit surprising, but then again, not. Make up your own mind.

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The Intelligence Squared Debate – Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry vs. The Catholics (Part 1/5)

Is the Catholic church a force for good in the world?

“It stands up for the oppressed and offers spiritual succour to billions say the Church’s supporters. But what about the Church’s teachings on condoms, gays and women priests, ask the detractors.”
Speaking for the motion, Archbishop John Onaiyekan and Anne Widdencombe MP. Speaking against the motion, Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry.

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