Colleen: I think you’re in the wrong career path. You should work for the Church.
Me: I’m planning on getting a graduate degree in theology.
Colleen: No, I mean actually work for the Church. You could be a really powerful lay person. You’re very churchy.
Me: Well, I can’t go to Catholic Theological Union- they require entirely too many letters of recommendation.
Colleen: How many?
Me: Five, and they have to be from people “familiar with my service record”.
Colleen: Pssh. Service. Just let them listen to you go off on Humanae Vitae. They’ll take you in a second.
It’s true. I do so enjoy encylicals.