— Austen Ivereigh (@austeni) July 17, 2017
Fr. George Rutler knocks it outta da park today. Rather, he would probably prefer to have hit for six. “Hit for six”, as he would know, is not only a good thing in cricket, but is also “to be hit for six” a figure of speech for being hit with devastating news.
Several veiled references to people active today are peppered through his piece. If they aren’t knocked for six after reading this, then we have reason to question their acuity.
Rutler - Pollyannaism - Flattery
Rutler blasts Pollyannaism, and its often hypocritical attendant Flattery.
Pollyanna lives on in a parallel ecclesiastical world of new springtimes, new evangelizations, second Pentecosts, conferences of “diocesan leaders” with mic’d up motivational speakers “celebrating the life and dignity of the human person”, and Falstaffian clergymen...
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