The Spectator is hosting a debate on whether or not England should return to the Roman Catholic fold. The blurb says,
'The Anglican Communion is deeply, and perhaps irrevocably, split, and the Catholic Church is offering a berth to any Anglican who wants to convert. In this year of the Pope’s visit, is it time for England to become a Catholic country again?
Anglicans and Catholics battle it out in a Spectator debate chaired by Andrew Neil on Tuesday 2 March 2010 at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 between 6.45pm and 8.30pm. Price £30.00.
Speakers for the motion
Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor
Piers Paul Read
Reverend Dom Antony Sutch
Speakers against the motion
Stephen Pound and...wait for it...
I expect Matthew Parris will have to take some valium before the debate as he tends to lose his rag when discussing Catholicism.
Reserve your place by calling The Spectator events team on 0207 961 0044 quoting the reference DEBATE02 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Book early to get a place! The answer is yes, by the way. The question is will the speakers for be able to match the combative arguments of the speakers against? I pray Our Lady intercedes for them that they may have some fire in their bellies!