23 May 2012

Moving Bishops

This evening I was back in my hometown of Quincy with the Bishop for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation of St. Francis Solanus Parish.

During reception, one of the servers - a younger boy - came over to me and said, with all seriousness, "I thought bishops only moved diagonally."

Not quite sure how to respond, I answered, "Only when he plays chess."  The boy just looked at me with a look of uncertainty.

I suppose I'll have to work on a response for that question should it arise again.


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    1. I'd have said the same. What was the kid expecting you to say?