"When James Joyce announced to a friend that he had lost his faith and was leaving the Church that friend inquired if the young man was going to become a Protestant. Joyce responded that he had lost his faith, not his mind; he was leaving a Church that made perfect and coherent sense; he was not about to then join one that made no sense at all. One sign of the protestantization of the modern Church is that it all too often makes no sense."
- First time anything Joyce said makes sense to me. And good point.
"Who knew that the Holy Father stated on January 1, 1989, that the Church's teaching that Christ descended into hell only meant that Christ's Body experienced death and was placed in the tomb, while in Heaven his soul was glorified?"
"I do believe the authors a bit optimistic in their hope that the recent accord with the Society of St. John Vianney priests in Campos, Brazil, may prove to be a model of how tradition may be restored. Having done such an excellent job of recording the problems faced by the Fraternity of St. Peter, the authors may be touched with a hint of the pollyanna-ish here."
- Plz, dhux, prove you ARE a literary scholar and inform a foreigner less read in English letters:
- - a) what "a hint of the pollyanna-ish" means;
- - b) who Polly Anna was; and
- - c) in what book by what author.