Saturday, August 16, 2008

Pope Hangs with Lutherans

Apparently, Ratzinger has made a long custom of gathering his former students together for academic check-ins, and has not given the custom up since getting his new job.  So a couple of Lutherans, Martin Hengel and Peter Stuhlmacher, both retired from Tubingen, will be among those invited to lecture at Castel Gandolfo later this month.

We propose that, after a big supper and a few beers, when the Pontiff appears to be dozing a bit, they ask for his autograph.  And then slip him a copy of the Augsburg Confession.

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