Thursday, October 25, 2007

Edward T. Oakes, S.J. on Cardinal Schönborn's latest book:
...Schönborn can be quite witty. He recounts the story of one of his brother Dominicans harping at table every day about a book he planned to write that was going to prove that man is not essentially different from the other animals. Finally, another Dominican grew weary of these tiresome annunciations and asked, “Father, will this be an autobiography?” The rest of the brethren all laughed—except for the putative author, who kept silent.