Once in a generation, there arises a mind so exalted, so free from the trammels of dogma (or dogpa - let's be inclusive, eh?), so FREE-RANGING, that his powers of clear thinking, plain speaking, and vibrant moral leadership must not be lost or wasted.
Who have I got in mind?
Do you really need to ask? Jhon Crudass of course, a man unafraid to speak his mind, whether about termonation of unwanted pregnancy or gay marriage.
Hats off to him, I say, and to that fine Bishop McMahon, who will be introducing him as speaker at the prestigious forthcoming conference of Catholic Commission for Peace and Social Justice.
Of course, that old misery, Jon Smeaton of SPUC has got his zimmer frame in a twist over it.
So has that tiny twit Left-footer.
Why don't they accept that the lost battles of the past - abortion, homophobia, condoms, zoophilia, boot-fetishism, were LOST.
THEY CAN'T GET THE BLIMMING TOOTHPASTE BACK IN THE TUBE, CAN THEY!
I say, send Benny 16 to an eventide home, and let's have a young, open-minded, courageous Pope instead. None other than.....