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Father Fugee is out, Archbishop Myers is still in. Why is the Christian faith of Jason Collins overlooked and Tim Tebow's overhyped? Bonus question: can you define 'schismogenesis'? Answer below.

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David Gibson

David Gibson

David Gibson is a national reporter for RNS and an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He has written several books on Catholic topics. His latest book is on biblical artifacts: "Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery," which was also the basis of a popular CNN series.


  1. After reading the Borowitz Report on the two popes, was relieved to find that Borowitz is a comedian and a satirist. Whew!

  2. As to above comment relieved, yes, but one could imagine something like that happening though I think Pope Benedict has too much class to do that. Think. As to Fr. Fuji, he needs new parish: priision. Madonna a Methodist. Hmmm. I was a Methodist once and look how I turned out. Wait, bad example. Good weekend to all!

  3. Fr. Fugee must be prosecuted and spend the rest of his life in prison. I mean Mr.Fugee. Bishop Myers needs to have his head examined. He, too, needs to be laicised. I am Roman Catholic, and I am SICK AND TIRED of priests being “shuffled around!” I am SICK AND TIRED of bishops that ENABLE these crimminals!!

    If Madonna has had a true conversion to Jesus Christ and has embraced the Methodist church, congratulations are in order! Madonna, please read the Holy Scriptures and teach the Bible to your children. It is the best thing you can do for yourself, and your children. Blesssings!!


  4. We had the Troika, now we have the Duorka in the Vatican. But why is the dowager pope returning now, just before the traditional decampment to the Alban Hills due to the brutal Roman summer weather? Oh wait, now I see, so the new pope can decamp to the hills. We shall see.

  5. Don’t you wonder about the training the Catholic bishops had in moral discernment? Probably none, just a menu of rules to enforce, including keep as much secrecy (called discretion) as possible and always protect the clergy and the church from “bad news” because the media hate the church.

  6. Well .. this was a pretty weak column today. It seems to be offering hot triggers to hook a reader perhaps, but not much news. The priest-pedophile story is now like the Watergate story — worn out — It is definitely past-tense. Gay marriage: who cares? Suicide survey — (Family Feud: 1000 people surveyed .. survey said !.) surveys are moron stuff .. Schismgenesis?? Oh .. it is a slow Friday .. you had to come up with a column. So you did… I hope next week is better ..

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