An Irish priest who changed the outcome of the 2004 Olympic marathon was defrocked. At first I was going to blog this little gem of a quote for its overwhelming clericalism:
I now cannot preach, I cannot give out communion — I am little more than a pagan.
After all, if not being able to preach or give out Communion makes him a pagan, what does that do to the 99.95 percent of Christians around the world, whatever our faith expression?
But then there was this:
The Roman Catholic priest claimed that he was highlighting the “second coming” of Jesus Christ.
I can’t speak for his bishop(s), naturally, but if this is accurate, he’s got bigger problems than being an “Olympic prankster.”