Here’s a quick primer on how to get quoted in a major metropolitan newspaper. Ready? Mention Catholic bishops and Nazis in the same sentence. It’s a sure-fire thing that your quote will not be left on the cutting room floor.
That is reportedly what Father Ronald Nuzzi, who trains Catholic school principals at the University of Notre Dame, did when asked by the Washington Post about a new Arlington Diocese requirement that all Catechism teachers sign an oath of fidelity to Church teaching.
Father Nuzzi reportedly told the reporter he keeps a picture on his desk of German bishops giving a Nazi salute. He said it reminds him that the wisdom of the bishops is limited.