The anti-Becket

Today being the feast day of St. Thomas Becket, Diogenes has a devastating comparison of the crisis which led to St. Thomas’ death and that in which Cardinal Mahony finds himself. Go read it all.

In a nutshell, St. Thomas got himself in trouble by upholding the Church’s privilege to discipline its clergy, even for criminal offenses, in medieval England; Cardinal Mahony, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to have such a foundation on which to stand.

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