the vicar is quicker and thicker and slicker ...
By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 10, 2008
Ever feel despondent at our Catholic Church's problems with shonky theologians, quisling politicians, and triathlete-grappling bishops? Sure you do. If you think we've got it bad, however, there's always consolation around the corner. In times of distress, the C of What's Left of E comes to the rescue with a news story about some unbuttoned curate moonlighting as an imam, a druidess, or a student chaplain at Georgetown. The latest newsmaker is the Reverend Miss Skye Benno, who ministers to her flock as a Goth without Portfolio. Skye justs wants to be Skye:
'I did walk down the street in biker boots, hot pants and dog collar and got a few looks. I don't do it to be difficult -- it's just me.
'The Church can be quite cliquey and it's important for me to keep it real and not be another stuffy, middle-class vicar.'
Miss Denno moved to the town with her partner Joel and their two young children last month to take up her new role.
A boost to morale, as P.J. O'Rourke says, the way dropping a cinder block on your foot makes your headache feel better. Thanks, your Reverence. We needed that.