More on Tony Blair and Communion
Robert Duncan at Sanctificarnos, who started me talking about this issue, has kindly clued me into another interesting facet of this discussion -- rumours in the back alleys that Blair is in fact a closet Catholic. He's linked to many of the rumer-mongerers here.
Don't have a strong opinion myself. Given Blair's record in England, if he is Catholic, he's certainly not really 'in the loop' as far as Church teaching goes. But that doesn't rule out the possibility of his being a closet Catholic, though. It is certainly true that, if he were Catholic at all, he would have to stay in the closet, since Catholics are persona non grata in UK politics.
# posted by Jamie : 3:24 PM