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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Media on the pope: old dog, new tricks, no can do.

Let's call this Exhibit A of the sad, sad media's inability to complete a paragraph on the pope without using the cliche scare terms "purge," "crackdown." And who can forget "watchdog"?

Even in an item about music.

I'm sure there will be protests from some Vaticanistas to the reintroduction of beautiful music to St. Peter's Church. In reference to his Liza Minelli CD collection, one Marty Haugen-loving cleric was heard to exclaim, "You'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands."

This is why Benedict XVI is right.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Tom said...

I think this is a super secret conspiracy to remove all Stubie grads from the music ministry of the church. Amen!

2:39 PM

 
Blogger Patrick said...

My being an FUS alum might undermine your theory. Just saying.

3:01 PM

 
Blogger laura said...

I like any article that contains the phrase, "philistine bishops." By the way, FUS has a new music program, directed by a Yale graduate, and it seems top-notch.

7:43 PM

 
Blogger Patrick said...

Hey Laura:

Didn't know that. Good news.

4:16 PM

 
Anonymous Joe Cool said...

In reference to his Liza Minelli CD collection, one Marty Haugen-loving cleric was heard to exclaim, "You'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands."

That's hilarious! I almost fell back in my chair.

1:15 PM

 
Blogger Michael said...

Oh, please Mr. Pope...order a book burning of the CBW!

And while we're at it, let's throw in the "Glory and Praise" hymnals too...

7:08 AM

 

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