Monday, March 31, 2008

Whoever he really is, he must be a Jesuit

He always says what I think, or think I probably would have thought if I had thought of it first. He just says it a lot smarter.

Like the military, the clergy has its peaks and troughs. There was a time when it was conceivable that a bishop would tell the truth -- even to his own disadvantage, and even when an opportune lie would be undetectable. Today a "scrupulous bishop" seems a near-comic contradiction in terms. Because the laity has turned against them? No, but because bishops hold their own vocation in contempt.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think he's Fr Paul Mankowski SJ. The style of the latter's work under his own name is VERY similar to that of Diogenes.