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PRIEST DARES TO CALL CARDINAL PELL INFLEXIBLE

By Diogenes (articles) | Aug 22, 2004

That's the heavy-breathing headline to Kelly Burke's Sydney Morning Herald article concerning a forward-thinking priest with an appreciation of diversity and discreetly highlighted hair who's in a pet with his boss.

Kelly dear, for the sake of any readers we have in common, let's review Peter Damien's Basics for Bishops:

  • "Inflexible" is GOOD.

  • "Flexible" is BAD.

  • You WANT clergymen who don't bend over easily.

The Church in the U.S. is a young one, but there are a few areas in which her faithful can speak with the authority born of experience. We've got enough Dash-2 retirees (benched "because of illness or other grave reason," according to Canon 401 ยง2) to field a rugby union side, and what we can't tell you about gummy bear bishops isn't worth knowing.

If you still doubt us, Kelly, get the Australian and U.S. nuncios in on a conference call. In exchange for Pell, we'll swap you any twenty flexible bishops you name -- and just to show we mean business, we'll throw-in a slightly used Buick Regal, gratis.

What can be fairer than that?

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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