What Saints Can’t You Stand?

Guest Post by Max LindenmanI 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. Jim 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 … [Read more...]


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