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Oh the secular press had their field day reporting this, among them Reuters who quotes King as saying;
"Christian tradition has long held that Jesus was not married, even though no reliable historical evidence exists to support that claim."
Ah yes, because there is such a need to prove what does not exist rather than what does.
And I had plans to discuss this in great detail with references to just a few popular Catholic blog posts like Fr. Z's "A note about the Mrs. Christ papyrus fragment", and Jimmy Akin's "Does New Document Prove That Jesus Had a Wife?", which took on the issue in completely different ways.
But alas, my plan was foiled! While going through this morning's reading list, I saw Susan Brinkmann's post on Women of Grace "Ancient Papyrus Proving Jesus was Married Declared a Fake".
Well, I guess we Christians don't have to go out burning buildings down in protest after all.
On another positive note though, the local news interviewed several non-Catholic Christians last night. A couple of them actually refereed to:
"Scripture and Church history" and what has been "handed down to us".
How about that? Scripture and Tradition and a vague reference to the Magisterium!