What if Fr. P. did take the job at Leo? How would that work out? Does the cardinal really think it would work out well?
What did Len O’Connor used to say in a wind-up of his TV commentary in the 60s when he wanted to express disbelief? “And I’m the Easter Bunny”?
Or Samuel Johnson about marrying twice being a triumph of hope over experience?
There’s got to be a better answer to this historic impasse than to corral the bull and lead him into a china shop.