Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Roma Locuta

So one of our top operatives -- a valiant warrior fighting the forces of "deign" at every turn -- is on pilgrimage and seeing some interesting things in the Eternal City, recounting them as Bryan Adams plays over the speakers at a bar....

"You wouldn't believe it," he says. "Three days and I've been to three Masses where some old priest comes out to celebrate wearing only an alb and stole, no chasuble.... If this happened [at home] with one of our guys who may do it once on the hottest day of the year, they'd be carpeted, under investigation and their theology would be examined. But here you've got monsignori of the Curia doing it and nobody's batting an eyelid."

So... what's new?