March 03, 2007

StarTribune on The Pope & The Witch

Read it here

A couple of excerpts:

"I knew some people wouldn't like it, but I didn't see this level of protest," said the director of "The Pope and the Witch" shortly before the play opened Friday night at the University of Minnesota.--Robert Rosen

You may have heard by now, but about 70-80 people were outside protesting. Mostly, seminarians from St. John Vianney [Praised Be Jesus Christ!]. There is a photo of them in the paper itself. The photo is not online.

The reporter, Graydon Royce: "Indeed, once we cut through the thicket of farce, the pope [Pope. Capital!] emerges a martyr for his embrace of the poor and dispossessed." [How exactly is endorsing contraception and the legalization of drugs, helping the poor and dispossessed? Oh, I get it. It would be better if they had all never been born to make the literati uncomfortable, right? Since they are here, let's keep them all high.]

The quote from St. Augustine: Does anyone know the source of that quote and what St. Augustine was referring to?

2 Comments:

Blogger Adoro te Devote said...

I've been looking for the quote, it's actually "Woe betide that man...", and it seems to be somewhere in Confessions, but I can't find a solid reference. It's quoted with regard to protest, but there's no context or reference given.

I did find some great quotes, though:

"Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education." ~ Bertrand Russell


"The complaints of the privileged are too often confused with the voice of the masses."
-- John Kenneth Galbraith

"The newspapers are the cemeteries of ideas."

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon

All truth goes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Then it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident.

Schopenhauer

March 03, 2007 11:44 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

LOL!

March 03, 2007 12:43 PM  

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