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By Diogenes (articles ) | Oct 08, 2004

Pope John Paul II emphasized that a bishop's position "one of service, not of honor, and therefore a bishop should strive to benefit others rather than to lord it over them."

Hmmm.... Just wondering....

Is it purely coincidental that message was delivered to a group of Americans including Bishop Willliam "Mansions" Murphy of Rockville Center?

The Pope didn't actually come out and say that a bishop shouldn't spend millions to remodel his residence. But you can almost work it out from the text, can't you?

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  • Posted by: - Oct. 08, 2004 11:31 PM ET USA

    So, let us all hereafter refuse funding for: gold, lace, ermine, cardinal red, purple, silks, and satins. Instead, let us fund re-education for arrogant, pompous, prelates !

  • Posted by: Charles134 - Oct. 08, 2004 2:23 PM ET USA

    No, the Pope didn't actually come out and say that a bishop shouldn't spend millions to remodel his residence. That's the problem.