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Obsequium religiosum

By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Jun 06, 2003

No civilized community needs a police force. Look at it this way: all the convicted criminals are already in prison, right? And any man not proven guilty is innocent, right? And to mount a hostile investigation against an innocent man is to damage the good name to which he rightly has a right, right? Well, Q.E.D., baby.

So let's go easy on our bishops. Sure, there have been a few regrettable instances of perjury, obstruction of justice, deviant sexual assault, etc. But they've all resigned. Ergo, the remainder must be good guys. They say so themselves.

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  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Jun. 06, 2003 10:59 PM ET USA

    If the Vatican turned the wrecking ball loose on the miscreant Bishops, what percentage of them would fall? 10%, 20%, 50%, 80%? Play along and assume that its a horrific cancer on the Church and that 80% of the bishops would fall. What would be the argument against letting the wrecking ball swing? That you couldn't find enough candidates for bishop amongst the current priests in the United States, I suppose. Could they possibly be any worse?

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Jun. 06, 2003 3:14 PM ET USA

    St Athanasius, pray for us.

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