Fr. Mankowski’s outbursts of sanity

The late Paul Mankowski, S.J. pursued expertise in philology because, as he put it, the meanings of words form the battle lines in the Church. He was an old-fashioned Jesuit with an extraordinary gift for raucously intelligent satire. His literary talents ranked alongside those of his exemplar, Evelyn Waugh. Although Mankowski was always upright and obedient, his superiors considered him a problem child.