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Saturday, February 11, 2006

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Adverted

Nicely done, Carl. A textbook case of what Peter Kreeft would call an ad hominem attack. Or, if you're the type of person given to reading the Gospels, what might be called "What good can come from Nazareth?"

Carl Olson

Yes, Adverted, quite right. I shouldn't be so hard on Kanye West. After all, it's hard being the best hip-hop artist in the world.

Carl Olson

Oh, are you referring to Fr. Greeley, who said of the election of Benedict XVI: "If the chief heresy hunter of the Church becomes Pope, well then that by itself means regression"? So, speaking of ad hominem, at least my attacks are on Fr. Greeley's novels, not on his character.

Deacon John M. Bresnahan

Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I have a problem--I have never read any of Andrew Greeley's novels. Why? Because frequently on many newsstands his books- when in paperback -have the steamiest covers of any on sale. Somehow this strikes me as the type Catholic clerical decadence that helped create the Protestant Reformation. Shouldn't a priest vowed to celibacy so he can more fully serve God and the people of God, be spending his free time in prayer, spiritual and Biblical studies and readings--and writing on same-or similar relevant Church-religious topics -if he has a yen to write? Instead, he makes himself penthouse living rich out of re-telling what--from the covers and cover comments-- apparently are his sexual fantasies.

Carl Olson

Fr. Neuhaus describes Fr. Greeley's novels as "bodice-rippers." Whether or not he has read any of them, I have no idea. But the covers of some of them do strongly suggest that bodices are being ripped.

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