Richard Dawkins Feels Sorry for Priests

The reactions to this morning’s announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will be stepping down have been variously funny, insightful, and annoying. Richard Dawkins has one of the best. He tweeted:

He needn’t concern himself. As Forbes magazine points out extensive research shows that clergyman is the world’s happiest job. Dawkins would be baffled; he might gain some clarity by reading Servais Pinckaers’ book The Pursuit of Happiness – God’s Way: Living the Beatitudes

For a helpful piece on who’s likely to be the next Pope, check out this Business Insider column by Michael Brendan Dougherty.


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