What Saints Can't You Stand?

I don't mean to overdo the Fr. Jim Martin plugs -- I swear, nobody's passing me anything under the table. But today in Slate, Fr. Jmi published a fascinating piece, "Saintly Bad Behavior," in which he makes the point that many saints venerated by the Church were oddballs or plain old jerks. Of course, he puts it more gently:Four centuries later, St. Jerome, the brilliant polymath who translated the Bible into Latin, was a famously nasty Christian. When confronted with criticism, he was … [Read more...]


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