Some of you may know that for a long while I co-hosted a weekly podcast here on The Podcast Network with Australian cleric Father Bob Maguire. Recently Poland-based News Corp blogger (figure *that* one out) Evan Maloney wrote a post suggesting that Father Bob would make a much better leader of the Catholic Church in Australia than the current top dog George Pell who, as Evan points out, has a track record of excluding women, gays, lesbians and tagging Islam. It’s worth reading the 90-odd comments on the post to get a whiff of the stink you can cause in this country if you *dare* criticize a powerbroker of the Catholic Church (even if in doing so you are extolling the virtues of another Catholic cleric).

Father Bob Maguire