The church will go down with Murdoch. He is trying to preserve a decaying wreck, as it disappears into long drawn out sands. If he co-opts the moral authority of the church as this happens, he will take the church with it. A warning. Power is what Murdoch is interested in. The power that comes from the church cannot become synonymous with that. Not in today’s climate. This is the part of the church that is not undergoing the crisis of moral authority that afllicts the institutions of Catholicism. It will if Murdoch is allowed to do this.

I have little opinion about Sentamu, but I know the way Murdoch uses power. So does everyone else. Sentamu is not defined by his views on equal marriage rights, but I have a feeling he soon will be.