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Friday, May 19, 2006

"Very Influential."



Ok. Two questions: 1.) Who said it? 2.) About what? Now, I know what most of you are probably thinking:

"Why, AM, it is referring to the Pontifical Gregorian University (pictured above), and how its alumni number 14 popes and countless other cardinals, bishops, priests and doctors of the Church; and how it continues to be the epicenter of Catholic academia in Rome."

Or, other more cynical types might have in their minds:

"Typical dustjacket throwaway line by some stuffy professor of modern opinion on a book that nobody will read; thus, influencing said professor and noone else--which makes sense, because that prof thinks that the world begins and ends with him."

Well, I will hold you in suspense no longer. To answer the questions: 1.) I said it. 2.) FUMARE. It seems that we have readers in the very halls of the Society of Jesus' flagship university. Now we don't presume to opine on whether our influence extends to the threshold of the Apostolic Palace itself, however, we can be certain that the Jesuits and (quite possibly) the CDF have taken note of the insights of this august group of beer drinking, pipe smoking lawyers.

So welcome dear readers from Rome! Light up your tobacco, have a strong drink, laugh at our doggerel, chortle when we amateurs screw something up, and enjoy!

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