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Author QuotedXavier Rynne
Title QuotedLetters from Vatican City
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/09/05
Imprint[S.l.] : Farrar. Straus & Company, 1963
QuotationI saw the Xavier Rynne book: who hasn't? I think it is pretty good, but I think the tone of conspiracy and fantastic revelations is a little overdone. In the long run I think it is a good job, but I think too that it is so obsteperously anti-conservative that, in the end, the bishops will be much more kind to the conservatives to compensate. That is the way those things work out. I am sure everyone will be much more considerate of the Ottavianis in the next session, and they may make a few gains as a result.Only thing is that this is not, thank God, just a party convention. There is more to it than that.
Quotation SourceThomas Merton and James Laughlin: Selected Letters.; Edited by David D. Cooper. / New York: W.W. Norton. 1997, p. 230
Letter toJames Laughlin
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