Catherine Pepinster, professional Catholic

Wasn’t Pope Leo XIII just fantastic? Pope Benedict certainly thought so and Pope Francis agreed with Pope Benedict about just how fantastic Pope Leo XIII was. St, Paul was pretty good too. Pope Leo thought workers should have rights. I know, it’s shocking, isn’t it?

9 thoughts on “Catherine Pepinster, professional Catholic

  1. Catherine Pepinster produces her usual gushing hagiography of one of the Popes. Perhaps in time she’s hoping to get through the lot. She’ll have her work cut out if she tries to gush about some of them.

    But really, how much acumen did it take in the late 19th century to notice that conditions for many working people were not that great? Secular thinkers and writers had been saying so for decades, most of them drawing on actual research and observation, instead of sitting in a nice comfy palace in Rome. A glance at Leo XIII’s Wiki biography tells us that his social teaching says: “eternal law commands the natural order to be maintained, and forbids that it be disturbed”. And he is directly quoted as stating: “it is quite unlawful to demand, defend, or to grant unconditional freedom of thought, or speech, of writing or worship, as if these were so many rights given by nature to man”. He was also a confirmed Mariolater.

    No thanks, Catherine. You can keep him.


  2. It’s all very well claiming so much social conscience for a leader of her Church (neatly torpedoed by StephenJP above) but Pepinster failed to acknowledge that one significant factor in the poverty of working men at the end of the C.19th was the often enormous number of mouths they were required to feed. This usually meant a wife having to take work of some kind as well as raise her offspring; it also meant that children were required to find employment as soon as possible – often before the age of ten – to help make ends meet. Why, then, when contraceptives were developed and made available, did the RCC deny its followers their use? All the while, it should be remembered, even the poorest members of a Catholic congregation were expected to contribute money for the upkeep of the priest in their midst; a man without children to keep, living in a comfy home with a housekeeper, well shod and clothed whilst many children in his parish ran around without shoes.

    Ms Pepinster’s capacity for breathtaking chutzpah never ceases to amaze.


  3. Well said above.
    Pepinster isn’t smart enough to realise that a thriving, equal, diverse society is almost (?) always at odds with what her lot believe & preach & wish to enforce.
    Or maybe she doesn’t care about consistency, settling for blind loyalty/faith/subservience instead.
    (Hopefully this isn’t ‘ad hominem’ but it’s Pepinster’s obsessive support for her ‘fantastic’ Popes which irks).


  4. ” The world of work” certainly made one organisation very rich ,via tithing. Riches it shows no signs of being embarrassed by its own inequality pronouncements.

    Funny how she also forgot to mention how contraception has repeatedly benn shown as a major factor in the elimation of poverty.

    Two aspects of the Catholic Church’s monumental hypocrisy highlighted in under three minutes. Well done Pepinster.


  5. Anyone notice that another well-known (infamous?) Catholic recently ignored lock down rules so that they could go to a Latin mass that wasn’t available in their own borough. Because, of course, hearing a Catholic mass in Latin is more important than keeping people safe.
    Like the pronouncements of Cath P this shows how outdated and ludicrous the activities of the Catholic church are.


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