Damian's blog, and I would hope I would be kinder than he about our bishops but I was a little surprised by this job advert. Not that the Bishops are advertising for a fundraiser, nor the salary that is being offered, often we pay peanuts, and get get monkeys.
What surprises me is that I haven't seen the advert in other newspapers. The Guardian is the newspaper where some of the most vociferous anti-Catholic journalist rant against everything the Church stands for, so a simple question: what type of person does whoever placed this advert in the Guardian hope to attract?
Does anyone know if Ecclesdon Square places all its adverts in the Guardian? If so does this mean that predominantly Guardian readers are employed by the Bishop's Conference. If this is so, is there problem, are habitual Guardian readers likely to be ardent supports of mainstream Catholicism?