De Chardin bears a striking resemblance to Grand Moff Tarkin:
I'm genuinely freaked out by all the comparisons between the star war saga and what has happened in the Church. I wonder if they are more than innocent coincidences.
I can't disagree -- about Grandy, up there that is. Only, I've never seen a
photo of de Chardin with his hand before his mouth like that. But the head and
expression are undeniably similar. Hey - even the collars are too close for
coincidence. They kept Grandy's dark because white would be just too
obvious. Can't have him looking like a priest, you know!!
(But if you look closely, you can see there is a white under-collar inside!)
I heard that de Chardin was refused burial in a Catholic cemetery because of
his heresies, that it was one of the sanctions meted out against him. Pretty
severe, considering he was a priest, and all. Those were the days when serious
penalties really stuck,