The Conrad cartoon of April 12 had a strong whiff of the sacrilegious in its depiction of the Last Supper (with a disciple saying, "Great concept! Let's hire a PR firm and polling outfit to design our marketing campaign").
Holy Thursday is the feast day of the Eucharist, the center of the Mass, which, in turn, is the re-enactment of the Last Supper. The bishops' PR contract with Hill & Knowlton may be fair game, but to lampoon a sacramental mystery in the process is no joke at all.
The bishops' public relations campaign focuses on abortion.
PATRICK F. FLYNN