Friday, May 02, 2008
UPDATE: It has been pointed out to me that His Grace is not, strictly, a heretic. Or anyway probably not. One can't be sure because he won't actually act to prove it. At any rate, charity compels us to suppose he probably isn't so much a heretic as just a nancy-boy.
Many men find discipline among the unpleasant aspects of fatherhood. Bishops seem not different. It hardly matters. Discipline is part of the job and we are witnessing the collapse of our culture owing in large part to the general failure of fathers to do the job.
Duty does not permit the possibility of opting out. In fact it may be preferable to be a mere heretic than a failure as a man and father.