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?


Blogger Adoro 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.


March 03, 2007 11:44 AM  
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March 03, 2007 12:43 PM  

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