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By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Nov 21, 2007

Better late than never. The Vatican's adoption of a system of merit pay is welcome, even if it comes a few generations after the same system became prevalent in the capitalist world.

It's a bit harder to take, however, when the official Vatican announcement of the new policy trumpets the change as a "novelty"-- as if MBA candidates worldwide should rush to study this breakthrough. Actually, the key sentence in that announcement raises a question:

This novelty brings an element of incentive and remuneration into the Vatican salary system, taking account - within each individual functional level - of factors such as dedication, professionalism, productivity, and correctitude.

Will the people responsible for issuing and translating that sentence be receiving raises for their "correctitude"?

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  • Posted by: - Nov. 21, 2007 7:56 PM ET USA

    Perhaps they could pay Burke and Pell as designated hitters and then like in MLB they could be drafted to the highest bidding diocese that wants to kick it old school and put the fear of God into the local chancery. Come to think of it, you could then institute a local draft.

  • Posted by: - Nov. 21, 2007 7:44 PM ET USA

    Maybe 'correctitude' is short for 'correctitudinous truthiness' Maybe not

  • Posted by: - Nov. 21, 2007 5:30 PM ET USA

    I think Stephen Colbert is having an influence.

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