Monday, 19 January 2009

Whats In A Name

Courtesy of Daniel Finklestein in the Times, in an article of instances where 'moniker maketh man' he mentions a Cardinal Sin - one Jamie Sin who was an Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church of the Philippines. 

I can but reproduce the comments from one reader, John H:

I remember a joke going round at the time when the Irish bishop Eamonn Casey had to resign after it turned out he had an illegitimate child. The story goes he flew out to the Philippines, seeking both time away from media attention and the opportunity for absolution from the country's leading clergyman.

Hence the opening words of his confession: "Bless me Sin, for I have fathered".

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