Layoffs at Boston archdiocese

· Miscellany

I was reading B headlines from the Times this morning and I saw that in the wake of the priest-molestation scandals the Boston archdiocese is announcing a fiscal crisis and impending layoffs. “They’re going to lay off Jesus,” I said. “No,” said B, “they’re going to lay off some disciples.”

“That’s right,” I said. “Actually, they’re going to lay off all the disciples, and then hire back seven of them as independent contractors, with no benefits.”