Monday, December 09, 2002

Another take on James Foley. Hub Blogger Jay Fitzgerald considers himself a personal friend and (former?) admirer of Catholic priest James Foley, whose horrendous but by-now-unsurprising misdeeds (affairs with married women; two children by a woman who died of a drug overdose, possibly because he failed to call 911 quickly enough) were revealed last week.

I wouldn't cut Foley one millimeter of slack. But Fitzgerald's post is fascinating for its insight into how complicated these people really are. I don't doubt for a moment that Foley has done a lot of good in his life. But, unfortunately, he has to come to terms with the awful truth: his entire career will be judged by his misdeeds, at least in this life. And, worse for him, it should be.

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