With the death of the Philipine’s Cardinal Jaime Sin, there has been some interesting comments about his name. The best one I’ve seen is here, but I’m goig to paraphrase it anyway…

A certain Irish cleric had obviously had a crisis of faith earlier in his vocation and had had an affair which resulted in a son. When this came out in the press (as these things tend to do) he resigned his post. He then travelled abroad to the Phillipines to seek forgiveness from the Cardinal, with these immortal words: “Forgive me Sin, for I have fathered”.

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