Religion: Father Oliver Passes

In the Middle Ages men did not hesitate to have more than one profession. . . . In this present age of ours we have become so stereotyped . . . that a man, if he is to be successful, cannot possibly do or be more than one thing. If he does try to do more, he becomes either superficial or a mere drifter. And I am quite aware that my own experience is open to the reproach of superficiality.

Last week the remarkable fourfold career of the author of these words was ended by...

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