who preps these guys?

My morbid fascination with deposition transcripts of highly-placed Roman Catholic clerics continues. Reading these things is like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

The latest victims of Church hubris? Bishop John B. McCormack, now of New Hampshire, but late of the RCAB, and Bishop Thomas Daily, now of Brooklyn, also an alumnus of the RCAB.

McCormack's explanation of what he thought of Father Shanley's advocacy of NAMBLA positions (as it were) really is priceless. You'd think by now I would be used to the idea that a priest would lie under oath, but I'm not.

Daily is more likeable but also has what I have taken to calling Law's Disease, a seemingly congenital inability to allow the interrogator to finish his questioning before jumping in with an answer.

In any case, these men seem not to have reviewed the documents produced before their depositions. It did not serve them well.

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