Here is an interesting comment on the apalling Foreign Office memorandum on the forthcoming visit of Pope Benedict. It occurred to me this morning that this attack (because that is what it is) could have been engineered by a Catholic or Catholics. This is not a strange idea. There are disaffected Catholics who not only disagree with the official teaching on various matters but are also angry about these things. They may be lapsed or occassional attenders at Mass. We know well enough that there are Catholics in the Media who openly disagree with Catholic teaching on certain aspects of sexual morality, and are quite happy to portray themselves as indulging in sex outside of marriage, using condoms etc. It is also possible that the memo was leaked by a Catholic although, the way things are shaping now, it is more likely to have been leaked by a Catholic-minded Anglican who may have more attachment to the Holy Father than a Roman Catholic. Do you think this scenario is far-fetched? I have been a priest for 34 years. I can assure you that it is not; it is a frightening possibility.