Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"And We're Serious About This"--Signed, Rome

"He who has ears to hear..."

The Bishop of Breda (Netherlands) Martinus "Tiny" Muskens caught our attention earlier this year with a number of consciously provocative remarks, among them the suggestion that popes should have a term limit of ten to fifteen years. OTR modestly suggested that Tiny put his guilders where his dentures are by taking early retirement himself.

Today we read the glad news that the Holy Father has accepted Muskens's resignation three years ahead of his sell-by date under the Canon 401-dash-2 provision. We wish him a happy, healthy, and dolphin-safe senectitude.


1 comment:

Brother James said...

Around the last conclave, there were people handing out leaflets CAMPAIGNING for Muskens to be elected as the next Pope. Thank the Holy Spirit for the selection of our current Pope.