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By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 25, 2005

Thanks to Bill Cork for this collector's item from the Jesuit Father John Dear:

"In the future, the college of Cardinals will be made up of people like Daniel Berrigan, Thomas Gumbleton, Roy Bourgeois -- and Helen Prejean, Joan Chittister and Kathy Kelly."

Dear John, I'm not sure how to break this to you ...

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  • Posted by: khall356141 - Apr. 27, 2005 2:43 AM ET USA

    Dear Fr. John... In the future, on what planet?

  • Posted by: Fatimabeliever - Apr. 26, 2005 2:49 PM ET USA

    Was this the reason Jesus Christ wept in the garden? Is He weeping now in Heaven because one of his priests and others so want to change His Sacred Traditions? Don't they care about their words hurting the Sacred Heart of Jesus...Who loves them...why can't they just love Him!

  • Posted by: - Apr. 25, 2005 9:19 PM ET USA

    Such a "College of Cardinals" will not be in the Catholic Church, but in a new sect, a formerly Roman Catholic, now liberal Protestant "progressivist" denomination, for some insane reason calling itself "The Roman Catholic Church." The first premise of its philosophy: "That which is, is the same as that which is not."

  • Posted by: - Apr. 25, 2005 9:19 PM ET USA

    Such a "College of Cardinals" will not be in the Catholic Church, but in a new sect, a formerly Roman Catholic, now liberal Protestant "progressivist" denomination, for some insane reason calling itself "The Roman Catholic Church." The first premise of its philosophy: "That which is, is the same as that which is not."

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Apr. 25, 2005 5:31 PM ET USA

    Can we take up a collection and send the dear Rev. Fr. Dear a very large bottle of aspirin? It's a very good antipyretic.

  • Posted by: shrink - Apr. 25, 2005 5:25 PM ET USA

    Lingering relevance! The dear Fr John Dear apparently subscribes to the mystical theology of Princeton's Peter Singer, if the link to PETA on Fr John's website is any indication.

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Apr. 25, 2005 3:35 PM ET USA

    Dear Father John Dear: Have you thought about joining the Episcopalians, Lutherans or any variouis branches of Congregational Protestants? That seems to be the church you are longing for...

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Apr. 25, 2005 12:12 PM ET USA

    "We all have to become like Bono" Funny. On his latest CD, Bono is "Building An Atomic Bomb" As Dr. Phil would say: "What in the ***l were you thinking???"

  • Posted by: - Apr. 25, 2005 12:11 PM ET USA

    Fr. John has a good heart, and my respect, even though his lamentations are sometimes the source of my proclamations of hope and optimism. As Jesuits go, his dissonance is acceptable in the context of his overall preferential option for peace. Naturally, like all good liberals (notice I did not say "inauthentic" or "heterodox"), he leans far left on essential non-issues -- the ordination of women, etc. Nonetheless, were all Jesuits like Fr. John, the Society might have a lingering relevance.

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