The National Catholic Fishwrap published an encomium of Fr. Hans Küng written by the former editor of The Tablet.
It’s kinda sweet, actually.
Rather like overhearing three spinsters muse about halcyon days when a cup of coffee cost a nickel and the boys still looked.
One of them absently pats her bluish hair into place behind her ear and gazes with a little smile at the street beyond the window. The other two watch her from under their big hair dryers.
[CUE WISTFUL MUSIC]
When you’ve had a hard day trying to figure out just why you keep those books on the shelf and then realize that the terrible theology in them simply can’t hurt anyone anymore, smile and make yourself a fragrant WDTPRS mug of Mystic Monk Coffee!
And as you stare at the old, cliche titles and increasingly irrelevant authors, channel your inner liberal and order some … I am not making this up… Fair Trade Organic Decaffeinated Mexican!
No, no… this is a coffee.
Because liberals are sure to wince at the very thought that both the traditional monks in Wyoming and Fr. Z are getting a taste of the sale, leave them conflicted, in inner turmoil. After all! They have a nearly Pavlovian response to phrases like “FAIR TRAAAAAADE” and words such as “orgaaaaaanic“, unless of course “organic” pertains to liturgical development. The “Mexican” part will probably make them think about Liberation Theology, too!
And do you need a newspaper to wrap those damp, played-out old coffee grounds in?
Yes, it’s all good fun.
Mystic Monk Coffee.
It’s still swell!