Strange Bedfellows

So here’s a WaPo story about a bunch of women getting together to play “Vatican”. It’s a board game designed to teach you how conclaves work, just in case you want to know.

It’s funny to me because I’ve actually corresponded with the creator of the game, Stephen Haliczer, a smart, serious Catholic. He is, I reckon, very far theologically from the woman featured in the photo essay:

Kate Childs Graham reacts as she makes a breakthrough in the game to become the next pope. Childs Graham was raised Catholic; she went to Catholic University; she and her partner, Ariana, were married by an ex-nun; and their toddler, Asher, was baptized in a Catholic church.

I’m not sure how that baptism worked, but then I’m not up on how the Church is wrestling with kids resulting from gay “marriage”. My guess is there is a lot of variety in how pastors come to grips with that. Not being a pastor, I wouldn’t know.

Still, I reckon Stephen will be pleased that the game is getting some use.

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