Risky business

  • December 21, 2023

Pope Benedict XVI resigned the papacy in a state of nervous exhaustion. Cardinal Pell died during routine surgery after imprisonment for a crime he did not commit. Cardinal Zen is languishing in a prison in Communist China. Bishop Strickland was stripped of his governance of Tyler, Texas.

Now, Cardinal Burke has been deprived of his pension and Vatican apartment. It seems to be a risky business to be a dutiful prelate in the Catholic Church these days.

Lise Anglin


(The martyred bishop, Denis of Paris, preached a sermon holding onto his own decapitated head circa 250 AD - the Editor.)

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