We must raise $643 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

ecclesia de eucharistia

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."

Amused?

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($643 to go):
$35,000.00 $34,356.96
2% 98%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 4 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • 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.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis March 27
Our Most Characteristic Vice? March 27
Recognizing the Noonday Devil March 27
Patricia Jannuzzi on gay activists: And the real problem is? March 27
Surrogate parenthood = exploitation of desperate women March 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13