|James Naughtie - expert on all things Catholic|
That long time admirer of the Catholic Faith, broadcaster and veteran of Radio Four's Today programme, Jim (Jimmy) Naughtie, has made a boob with his commentary on the Papal Mass of Inauguration.
Describing the priests at the Mass distributing the Holy Eucharist, he referred to them "bringing the bread and wine".
O Jimmy, I suspect that was no error on your part but a little bit of the old Scots Presbyterian rearing its ugly 'heed'.
He knows jolly well that Catholics not only believe that the bread and wine are transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ but also KNOW it!
I wish whoever is in charge of Religious Affairs at the BBC would take Naughtie into the gents and stick his head down a pedestal while engaging the flush.
That is a much kinder retribution for making such comments than the Islamists would have applied had he made a similar 'blunder'.
A tip of the Biretta to EFPE whose comment led me to this post