Britains Basil Cardinal Hume, head of the Catholic Church in Britain, died on June 17. The tributes to Hume, says Arthur Jones in the ultra-liberal National Catholic Reporter (July 2), were extensive and deserved. Jones, the Reporters Editor-at-Large, isnt shy about telling us why they were deserved. He quotes from a taped (but apparently unpublished) interview Hume gave the Reporter in 1998, which, says Jones, shows us Hume in a moment of private candor. In the interview Hume revealed what he said at the end of a retreat he had conducted years ago for Americas bishops: Im leaving now and going to get on an aeroplane, so I can say what I want. I think you should stop looking over your shoulders at Rome.
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