Video Debate: Is the Catholic Church a force of good?

Video Debate: Is the Catholic Church a force of good? November 9, 2009

A couple weeks ago, I asked you to participate in an online poll sponsored by Intelligence². The question asked if the Catholic Church was a force of good in the world. According to those who answered the poll, the answer was: no.

A recent debate in London asked the same question. Archbishop John Onaiyekan and Anne Widdecombe MP argued that the Catholic Church was a force of good, and Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry argued against the motion. The five part video is below. Each part should play simultaneously.

From Telegraph:

The voting gives a good idea of how it went. Before the debate, for the motion: 678. Against: 1102. Dont know: 346. This is how it changed after the debate. For: 268. Against: 1876. Dont know: 34. In other words, after hearing the speakers, the number of people in the audience who opposed the motion increased by 774.

Brother Richard
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