Someone called the new Archbishop of New York “Falstaff in a mitre.”
With all due respect, I do not think that this is apt.
As we Shakespearians know, Sir John’s most lovable quality is that he is not, in fact, a good person. He is a lying, lecherous, selfish, cynical, dissolute coward.
Just because Falstaff is also jovial, garrulous, and imperious does not mean that he makes a suitable literary figure for His Excellency Archbishop Timothy Dolan, who is an industrious and orthodox prelate.
A year ago today, your humble servant was in Bethlehem, venerating the birthplace of Christ.
The Israeli government has erected a wall around the Israeli settlements near Bethlehem.
Don’t forget to eat all the candy in the house today.