Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Hmm …

… Fire the Catholic Church. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Another, broader point is that the geographical structure of dioceses made up of parish churches, which has never made sense in the United States, where our cities were built, as Brent Bozell once observed, around factories rather than churches or forts — is an artifact of Christendom. 
Actually, the neighborhoods, at least here in Philly, were built around the factories, too. I was baptized at St. Veronica's, an Irish parish, which was just a block away from Our Lady of Pompeii, the Italian parish (where I went to kindergarten). A few more blocks away was St. Henry's, the German church.

Here is what I wrote about an earlier phase of this ongoing scandal: Stop the bell, close the book, quench the candle ...

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