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Rod Dreher

If they think this is going to work, they're wrong. This is a face-saving compromise that's not going to satisfy anybody. Remember how I told y'all when this thing first broke that the silence from Deal's circle was deafening? Seems to me that they were talking to the Crisis board. I don't believe for one second that this was Deal's call. Tomorrow's Washington papers should prove quite interesting.

Josh M.

Who is it not going to satisfy?

The man screwed up. He's paid the piper a couple times over.

Hopefully, a new position means a fresh start.

If people can't acknowledge a man's apology and lapse in judgment and forgive him, I'd submit that those people aren't worth listening to.

SiliconValleySteve

This is becoming a sad tale. Deal still hasn't owned up to the damage he has caused to the young woman he molested or the causes he "supposedly" supports. The man only sees his own pain and seems to have a persecution complex. He caused this by his own abusive behavior.

It is just rearranging the deck chairs. As Rod says, this won't satisfy anyone.

amy

Come back after midnight for more breaking news on this....

Patrick Rothwell

Well, Amy, that sure is one way of keeping a turkey in suspense.

amy

It's not up to me...it's when newspapers probably will post stories on the web.

Patrick Rothwell

Also, there is a sign in front of the Crisis office in DC with the name "Morley" on it. I pass by it every other day, but I can't remember if it has the word "institute" on it.

Woody Jones

Who is/was Morley? Scrooge's partner?

amy

From the NCR article that started it all, but one month ago. (seems longer)

Ownership of the publication was transferred to the Morley Institute, a non-profit created by Hudson and named after Lucile Morley, a Hudson great aunt who encouraged his youthful interest in philosophy.

No date given.

Todd

Peace, all.

Rearranging deck chairs, yes, but the story is tired already. Deal can do as he pleases, and his subscribers will do as they please, and his colleagues will help him shake things out in the end. It would be chivalrous, honorable and probably therapeutic for him to come out and apologize deeply to his victim (criticizing his pal Donohue in the process) but nobody can make him do it.

Todd

Peace, all.

Rearranging deck chairs, yes, but the story is tired already. Deal can do as he pleases, and his subscribers will do as they please, and his colleagues will help him shake things out in the end. It would be chivalrous, honorable and probably therapeutic for him to come out and apologize deeply to his victim (criticizing his pal Donohue in the process) but nobody can make him do it.

Lee

For an ironic contrast, read this article at the Crisis web site:

http://www.crisismagazine.com/feature2.htm

Quote:

"I leave to the reader to continue the speculation. We are now a society structured by fornication, adultery, contraception, sodomy, abortion, and divorce. If we took seriously the indissolubility of marriage, for everybody and not just for the saintly and the heroic, would we build suburbs for anonymity? Would married men and women associate casually? Would we call it “progressive” if a man and woman, colleagues at work, each married, made a habit of going to lunch together? Would parents allow children to choose their spouses without their least approval? Would we treat a divorce as if it were an appendectomy? Would we neglect to assign to the divorced a just and salutary blame—salutary for those who might be tempted to the same evil?"

and

"Another civil war is brewing in our nation, to be fought between those who believe in the sanctity of sex and those who do not. It will shed far less blood than the first and will therefore be much longer and more bitter. It must decide our fate as a civilization."

Lee

Carrie

Check out Dom's blog.

Colleen

Lee, Deal Hudson did not write those words, Anthony Esolen wrote them.

Lee

Colleen, I know that Esolen wrote them. I subscribe, and have read the whole article.

I have heard that Esolen has done a widely-praised new translation of Dante's Divine Comedy. He writes well in English ...

Lee

Colleen

I apologize to you Lee if you weren't piling on.

Radactrice

When enough time has blown over, watch for Deal to come back as the Vatican Ambassador in the next Bush administration. We have hardly seen the last of Deal in politics or with the Bushes.

Carrie

Maybe he'll be granted a cathedral to tend in the interim, Radactrice.

Carrie

Maybe he'll be granted a cathedral to tend in the interim, Radactrice.

Dave Mueller

Thanks, everyone! You are providing me an additional strong deterrent to sin!!

I now realize that if I ever do sin gravely, and it becomes known publicly, I will be ostracized by the Catholic community, made fun of, and generally be treated as a leper.

Cacciaguida

Anthony Esolen's Dante translations RULE. Go and buy his INFERNO and PURGATORIO now! His PARADISO will be out soon.

Btw, I am not Anthony Esolen, have never met him, and have no financial or other interest in his book sales. I have, however, compared and contrasted numerous Dante translations.

Fr Phil Bloom

I also recommend Dante, but for those with more limited time today, please read The Reporter's Contemptible Hit Piece by Mark Shea: http://www.catholicexchange.com/vm/index.asp?vm_id=2&art_id=25158

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