Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Laughing Pope ?

This concept of Holocaust Denial has flashed across the media pages and screens in the past 72 hours because of the bringing back into the fold of some four bishops consecrated by the late French Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, head of a Traditionalist Catholic Sect that among other things denies the validity of the Vatican II Council.

These bishops were excommunicated, and now after they have consecrated priests and presumably more bishops, the schism is turning it into a disease as far as the Vatican is concerned. Better to rein in the bad boys, keep a closer look on them. Better than let them sell off that valuable real estate in their local portfolios and or start a new church. The days of Papal armies and burnings at the stake are just so uncool and non-PC these days. Don’t you agree?

One of these rehabilitated bishops, Richard Williamson, has stated his possibly anti-Semitic opinions in the past:

“Williamson has expressed controversial views about Jews. He called Jews "enemies of Christ" and urges their conversion to Catholicism. He claims that Jews and Freemasons have contributed to the "changes and corruption" in the Catholic Church He has also stated that Jews aim at world dominion and believes The Protocols of the Elders of Zion to be authentic. Williamson has denied that he is anti-Semitic, stating that he goes against "adversaries of Our Lord Jesus Christ"…(wikipedia)

Anti-Semite? You better believe it.

A news worthy notation on the global stage for examination. No doubt the Vatican sends out its unpleasant news releases on weekends just as the press office in the White House has been known to do.

No doubt in rehabilitating a lost bishop for his Catholic dogmatic views is the primary reason to cover this gaping schismatic wound as quickly as possible. Deal with collateral damage later on.

I have restrained myself until now from knocking the present pope. Going back to my Sede Vacante Temporis article, I don’t think that senile old men should be elected to important diplomatic and or religious posts. Maybe it is time for new outlooks. Maybe it time for kids under fifty to try and run the world and or the Vatican City State.

Going back to this pope’s recent wanting to stop interfaith dialogue and his trashing Islam in one of his pastoral papers connotes senility and or too many adorable sycophants sitting, lounging around the papal throne. He no doubt rubberstamps whatever his handlers give him to sign or read out loud.

I look at the guy and I like Joe the Pope. He has a warm friendly smile. He is a lifelong rubberstamp meal ticket Catholic bureaucrat. I am surprised that underneath his papal seal it does not say something like “…and they pay me for this job too…” kind of gullible rhetoric.

Benedict XVI of late reminds me of some lines of the British dance hall song “The Laughing Policeman” by Charles Penrose.

And to paraphrase a parody that might be entitled “The Laughing Pope” and borrow some lines of the famous song.

“He never can stop laughing.
He says he's never tried.
But once he did (save) a man.
And laughed until he cried! “


Dave said...

Just read on msnbc.com that the Pope has elevated to Bishop the guy who said Katrina was a wrath of God event because of the immoral stuff that was going on in New Orleans..gay bashing and anti-abortion rhetoric included in his statements. How can people accept this crap? No wonder they are shutting down parishes and schools all over PA!

Mike McShea said...

I am reluctant to say anything more about the pope though I did see your story. It is like they are pushing reasonable people away. Many sad stories from PA - mentioned some of the closings in Allentown area (Aug 14 article Jesus-the homeless man). The parish I grew up in philly has one mass on Sundays, 1/2 a priest shared with the next parish and the school is up for sale. Sad.

Dave said...

They are arrogant. The whole world is watching and they are giving true Christians a bad rap. No wonder sane people are abandoning their influence in droves. An entire generation of Americans grew up under their watch and now it is slowly slipping away as this generation rejects everything they represent. An ideal that has run it's course?

Mike McShea said...

They have ignored the retirement from active service at 75 thing. Extensions are the norm and electing a pope past 75 - That's a thumb in the nose at the public after Vatican II. The cycnic in me says that the books don't to be audited if senior management and the CEO don't retire on time or even have employment for life. It is all about the real estate the way they are acting in such arrogant incompetent fashion these days.

Dave said...

msnbc..today..Germany's Chancellor Merkel calls on the Pope to reject Holocaust deniers! Turning up the heat on his holiness and his sychophants. Guess the poop has really hit the fan on this one.

Dave said...

Vatican on the run! Pope now back pedalling on the reinstated bishops. Williamson now must publically recant his Holocaust views! World wide pressure about to undo this regime.

Mike McShea said...

If think that the regime, by it sloppy and or arrogant actions, proved to be a loose cannon on the European diplomatic stage - and was upsetting too many souls on the world stage - Merkel put her foot down to lead the way out of this mess.

Adamgv said...

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From what I heard on the samples site, they sound really good.

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