Fr. Richard John Neuhaus remarks
on the story of the consecration of a bishop. A little boy turned to his father and asked “What’s happening?” The father replied, “This is the part of the ceremony where they remove the spine.” One thinks of this story when receiving email like this:
On Assumption Thursday, the New York City Council is expected to vote to recognize gay “marriage” [Here's the link] Do you know what Cardinal Edward Egan and Brooklyn’s Bishop Thomas Daily have had to say in public about this?
I cherish the dim hope that they will grow the necessary spine between now and Thursday. We’ll see. Gee, I miss Cardinal O’Connor.