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By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 07, 2005

Former NCR editor Arthur Jones reminisces about old times.

I was editor when Pope John Paul II made his first U.S. visit. With all bases covered, I told one photographer -- he was Jewish, I believe -- where he'd be in the best position to get the up-close facial I needed of the pope.

The photog called in when he'd developed his shots. "I got it, Arthur!" he shouted into the phone. "I got it. I had to go to Communion five times, but I got it."


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  • Posted by: Meg Q - Sep. 07, 2005 11:26 PM ET USA

    There are few things that make my eyebrows go up involuntarily anymore - but this sure did. Please tell me he was kidding??

  • Posted by: - Sep. 07, 2005 1:08 PM ET USA

    Wow! No wonder some call it the National Catholic Distorter.

  • Posted by: benedictusoblatus - Sep. 07, 2005 12:22 PM ET USA

    What's the problem? It's only the Body of Christ! I'm sure the Good Lord was pleased to be treated this way if only it furthered the interests of the NCR and ecumenical relations.

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Sep. 07, 2005 12:15 PM ET USA

    Good ol' Arthur, such a comedian... he gives a clear example of where the NCR and all the traitors are at...and I would guess that Cardinals Mahony &l McCarrick, Abps. Pilarczyk & Lynch & Gregory, and Bps. Trautman & Skylstad & others are probably amused. No wonder the people get confused -- we have such folks to thank for sowing the seeds of confusion. Let's pray that Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Arinze read this. They will NOT be amused, and they may very well do something about it.