I know a Jesuit who argues with me that priests should be able to marry. Needless to say we argue a lot. He also voted for Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. Like I said we argue a lot. So I called him yesterday after reading this in the news:
Speaking, in what he thought was a private conversation, (Governor Ed) Rendell called the selection of Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano to head the Department of Homeland Security perfect “Because for that job, you have to have no life.
Janet has no family. Perfect. She can devote 19, 20 hours a day to it.”
So I told my Jesuit friend that his buddy Ed Rendell believes some jobs are too important to be forced to compete with having a spouse and a family. And she’s just protecting human bodies. Now just imagine how much more important a job is that involves the salvation of eternal souls like priests.
He wasn’t amused.