Monday, March 29, 2010

Op-Ed Columnist - In the Catholic Church, a Time for Contrition - NYTimes.com
Tom Smith

During a frustrating argument with a Roman Catholic cardinal, Napoleon Bonaparte supposedly burst out: “Your eminence, are you not aware that I have the power to destroy the Catholic Church?” The cardinal, the anecdote goes, responded ruefully: “Your majesty, we, the Catholic clergy, have done our best to destroy the church for the last 1,800 years. We have not succeeded, and neither will you.”

via www.nytimes.com

Ross Douthat gets this just about right.

David Warren also has this good piece.  (hat tip pj.)

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2010/03/op-ed-columnist---in-the-catholic-church-a-time-for-contrition---nytimescom-tom-smith.html

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