Thomas Hardy Quote of the Day

Mayor of CasterbridgeIn chapter 24 of The Mayor of Casterbridge

Lucetta lays out her paralyzing dilemma.

She wants Elizabeth-Jane to solve the problem for her.

But the young lady says,

‘I cannot answer,’ said Elizabeth-Jane thoughtfully. ‘It is so difficult. It wants a Pope to settle that!’

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One thought on “Thomas Hardy Quote of the Day

  1. Father Mark,

    In the panoply of the last two milenia: how many issues have been really “settled” by papal intervention? Googling indicates there’ve been some; but the Wikipedia account, beginning with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_papacy_(1048%E2%80%931257) doesn’t seem to indicate much. It does seem to indicate that the Church began to become more involved in secular life in the Avignon Papacy; and, certainly, the resolution of the Avignon-vs.-Roman Papacy issue was one viatl papal resolution of an issue. The Counter-Reformation MIGHT be yet another — at least in the sense of agreeing to disagree. The Treaty of Tordesillas, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tordesillas , had a strong Papal influence in its making.

    I think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-l-TI0qBYw puts a human face on recent history.

    Great question; I wonder if Lucetta ever got her answer.

    In God we trust.

    LIH,

    joe

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