Too busy for the Bible, I

By Diogenes (articles - email) | Nov 17, 2004

Our heroes, the US Catholic bishops, have now decided not to release a planned statement calling for greater devotion to the Bible. They had too much other urgent work to do.

But before they tabled the statement, a few pearls of wisdom were dropped:

  • Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk of Cincinnati observed that the purpose of the US bishops' conference "is not developing good public relations." And ain't that the truth.
  • Bishop Richard J. Sklba, a Milwaukee auxiliary, worried about the "increasingly evangelical slant" of Catholics who read the Bible. You can easily understand his concern: Why, these people might go out and bring their neighbors to the Gospel! They might-- now brace yourself-- convert Jews!

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