Catholic Herald writer, Milo Yiannopoulos, has written a piece (featured in Cathnews today) about the “sneering vitriol heaped upon the Holy Father and on Catholics in general by the metropolitan elites in advance of the papal visit in September”, which she says “has been little short of staggering.”
All of which begs the question: why? …[W]hy the extraordinary campaign – one might even say conspiracy – to discredit the Church? Surely it cannot be fully explained by the child abuse crisis. What is going on?
My guess? Character, motive and opportunity:
Character: The latent and deepset English suspicion of the Papacy and the Catholic Church
Motive: A wish to discredit the Christian faith in general
Opportunity: the coincidence of the sexual abuse scandal with the papal visit.