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By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 28, 2005

James Carroll has written several books and countless Boston Globe columns attacking two targets: the Catholic Church and the US military. (Carroll was once a Paulist priest; his father was a general. Dr. Freud, call your office.) Carroll insists that he remains a Catholic, and merely wants reform in the Church. You know-- make it more appealling, more vibrant, etc.

And how would Carroll make Catholicism more attractive? A friend caught him in a TV interview by Bill Moyers, saying what he wanted for the Church after this pontificate:

I want a Gorbachev. I want someone who will do for the Catholic Church what Gorbachev did for Soviet Communism.
Met any Soviet Communists lately?

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  • Posted by: - Apr. 29, 2005 12:37 PM ET USA

    What a disgrace it must be to the illustrious Catholic memory of John Carroll.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 28, 2005 1:10 PM ET USA

    Matter of fact, I just heard Gorby speak at a National School Board Association meeting in San Diego a couple of weeks ago (I'm on our local school board). His presence and speech, such as they were, struck me as profoundly funny. One, he's certain to have received a whopping fee for his appearance, good capitalist that he now is, and two, the last I heard he was more interested in the re-education business. But that's politics for you.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Apr. 28, 2005 10:00 AM ET USA

    Only at Bezerkely.

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