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entirely believable

By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 15, 2007

The chancellor of the Gallup diocese wants you to know that when he said that he thought Bishop Pelotte looked as if he'd been beaten, he didn't mean that Bishop Pelotte looked as if he'd been beaten.

Perfectly clear, I trust?

Lujan said the bishop, who had been sick for a couple of days, has recurring minor bouts of malaria, which he contracted years ago during a mission. Those recurrences can make him dizzy and weak, and it's entirely believable that the bishop slipped while heading down the stairs in the dark.

Thanks just the same, but I think I can decide for myself whether the story is believable. In this case I've decided.

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  • Posted by: - Aug. 19, 2007 5:41 PM ET USA

    What in the WORLD gives sacerdosXVI the idea that "They cannot hide the truth if it is being hidden."? Only thanks to the Boston Globe and other Catholic-hating newspapers do we have the homosexual scadal. They do very well at hiding it, thank you.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 18, 2007 2:48 PM ET USA

    Amen to Leo XIII.Diogenes is prone to rash judgment.Wait and see.They cannot hide the truth if it is being hidden.And what shame to the Church if they are.How can you then teach the 7th commeandment?

  • Posted by: - Aug. 18, 2007 2:23 PM ET USA

    CCC 2477 Respect for the reputation of persons forbids every attitude and word likely to cause them unjust injury. He becomes guilty: - of rash judgment who, even tacitly, assumes as true, without sufficient foundation, the moral fault of a neighbor; CCC 2478 To avoid rash judgment, everyone should be careful to interpret insofar as possible his neighbor's thoughts, words, and deeds in a favorable way . . .

  • Posted by: - Aug. 17, 2007 8:52 AM ET USA

    The desired inference, of course, is that the good bishop was beaten to a pulp by his homosexual lover. The only problem with this theory is that there is no evidence other than the mysteriousness of the bishop's injuries. I would prefer to suspend judgment and see what, if anything, emerges, before rushing to judgment.

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