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Monday, March 07, 2005

Not an over-firm grasp of the subject

. . . but saying things I like to hear about who would be likely to lose and end up with a lot of white clothes.

Piers Paul Read in the Spectator. Incredibly irritating log-in requirement nonsense. Some quotes funny for British Tims:

The preoccupations of liberal Catholics in Britain are essentially
provincial; they may be vocal among Catholic activists and have the sympathy of
some bishops but, since there are only about a million church-going Catholics in
Britain out of a worldwide Catholic community of around a billion, they are
unlikely to carry much weight in Rome.

To choose a new pope from among the European cardinals would be like
promoting the regional manager of an unsuccessful branch of a global
conglomerate to be its CEO.