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Matthew 18:15-17 (corrected)

By Diogenes (articles ) | May 10, 2004

If thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church. But if he neglect to hear the church ... well ... let him remain to thee as a brother while thou settest up a blue ribbon committee to study the appropriate response mechanisms. With any luck, by the time the committee doth issue a report, thy brother shall have finished his second term and the church will be a Muslim day-care facility anyway.

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  • Posted by: - May. 10, 2004 4:32 PM ET USA

    Paging Mr. Diogenes, Paging Mr. Diogenes. It's Deal Hudson from Crisis magazine on line 2. He's says that the Blue Ribbon Commission should begin and end with Mr. Kerry. (Diogenes kicks back with his Pina Colada to place the final touches on the Gospel of Matthew, nonchalantly initiating a page all.) Diogenes: Tell Mr. Hudson that if he wants to learn to think like a bishop, he's first got to edit like one. That is all.

  • Posted by: Fr. William - May. 10, 2004 3:43 PM ET USA

    Bullseye, Diogenes. All the Cardinals/bishops best start following the Gospels, the Church and Her Magisterial Teaching and the Holy Father, as only some seem to be doing so right now... Indeed, there are traitorous bishops and, I dare say, Cardinals, who've been following this "corrected" version for some time now... ignoring the actual version: "if he refuses to listen even to the Church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector" (Mt 18:17).

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - May. 10, 2004 1:57 PM ET USA

    For a minute there I thought you were being cynical.

  • Posted by: - May. 10, 2004 12:24 PM ET USA

    Thanks for clearing this up. I'm surpised ICEL didn't get to this before you did.