Homer nods all over the place. He can nod at times even in papal documents… or at least the online versions of papal documents on the Vatican website.
A reader caught this blooper, which given the recent climate of hostility being created by the New York Times I thought especially amusing.
From the reader:
This, in the following link to Pius XII’s encyclical on St. Bernard from 1953:
The "Doctor Mellifluus," "the last of the Fathers, but certainly not inferior to the earlier ones," was remarkable for such qualities of nature and of mind, and so enriched by God with heavenly gifts, that in the changing and often stormy Times New Roman in which he lived, he seemed to dominate by his holiness, wisdom, and most prudent counsel. Wherefore, he has been highly praised, not only by the sovereign Pontiffs and writers of the Catholic Church, but also, and not infrequently, by heretics.
(I kid you not — it’s right there!)
Seeing is believing, they say… so I sought and I found: