The British literary critic, Terry Eagleton, recently said of Graham Greene that the novelist belonged to that exclusive club of "lapsed or unorthodox " Catholics. He went on to comment that no organization in the world is more effective than the Catholic Church in allotting honorary membership status to "semi-outsiders." So, fellow bloggers, a little challenge: nominate a well known person for membership in that club. No credit for those who put forward James Joyce (too lazy a selection) or too ephemeral a celebrity (Madonna).
Lawrence Cunningham is John O'Brien professor of Theology (Emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame.