Thursday, May 25, 2006

Note to Ted: Don't Stop "Thinking of" Us

In light of his retirement last week as archbishop of Washington, today's Catholic Standard in the capital carries the news that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick "has decided to stop writing his weekly 'Thinking of You' column" for the archdiocesan paper.

It's the end of an era -- and with it goes another precious bit of what little hierarchical sanity we have in these strange days.

However, and luckily, we've still got the column's archives going back to 2002... And maybe, if we're lucky, the Ted'll pen a book in his retirement.

What a gift that'd be. And just in case it happens, I've already cleared a place for it on my shelves -- right next to Thomas à Kempis.