Rickie Lee Jones’ Rorschachs (Theme for the Pope) may or may not be your cup of tea, but it seems appropriate for this 52nd anniversary of the convocation of the Second Vatican Council by Pope John XXIII.

If you’re curious, the First Vatican Council was convoked by Pope Pius IX in 1869. That was one hundred years before I was born, but it might as well have been a thousand.

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Martin Longman is the web editor for the Washington Monthly. See all his writing at ProgressPond.com