Now, listen, Will. Two years ago you were a passionate churchman. Now you’re a passionate Lutheran. We must just pray that when your head’s finished turning, your face is to the front again.
Saint Thomas More to future son-in-law William Roper, Screenplay A Man For All Seasons (1966)
Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts keeps track of the
Catholic Leftist apologist Mark Shea. Go here to read about it. Shea brings to mind this admonition to King Clovis by Saint Regimius:
Worship what you have burnt; and burn what you have been worshipping.
Shea has the air of someone always looking for something new to believe in. The rise of a Leftist Pope gave Shea the push to the Left that he had been edging towards for years. Now he is a true believer, and apostle, of the Leftism of the moment and damns continually everyone sinful and wicked enough to believe what he believed the day before last. It is a tiresome act and devoid of intellectual honesty. The town whore is always welcome to repent, but having her then lead the chastity league, and denounce her fallen sisters in terms that would cause Torquemada to blush, is a bit much. Shea I suspect is attempting to justify to himself his ring around the rosie flexible convictions, and his rage against those who point it out would indicate that he is failing to convince his target audience of one.