I’m not religious, although I was raised catholic like the majority of South Americans, and despite my opinion on the church, the dramatic Pope’s blessing in an empty St Peter’s Square to 11 millions of people watching online, was somehow touching.
Pope Francis held an extraordinary and historic “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) blessing, normally given only at Christmas and Easter, as a response to the global Coronavirus pandemic.
And while doing so, he granted plenary indulgence.
But what plenary indulgence means? In short and simple words, it means a quasi-direct ticket to heaven! If ever you die.. Well, it’s a bit more complex but you almost get there, rather than hell.
A lot of people are dying, and for believers this meant a lot.
If prayers worked all that is wrong would be over by now. And if religions made people better humans, this planet wouldn’t be so chaotic.
Regardless, whatever religion you practice or not, we are in the same boat. And he gave some comfort to those believers experiencing the worst.
Today I learned that it’s now considered gauche to kiss The Pope’s ring. It’s simply not done anymore. At least that’s what Bergoglio (aka Pope Francis) thinks… According to The Independent, the Lady Di of Popes is not about that groveling shit.
During a recent mass at Holy House of Loreto in Italy, Pope Jorge Mario (aka Francis) specifically asked the public not to kiss his Ciotola Super ring, but to no avail.
The assembled masses seemed to take the request as a challenge.
You could probably hear the sound of thousands of caps being popped off of thousand of tubes of chapsticks sticks as the people prepared to pucker up.
Apparently, kissing the Pope’s ring is worth huge Catholic Bingo points.
But Francisco was ready for them and screamed, “not today Satan!”
Damn, Francisco! He didn’t let one of them taste it, not even the tip!
The Independent says that nobody’s sure why Francis decided to shut that shit down, but “some people believe the act is out of touch with modern thinking”. But if Francis is really that progressive, he would be aware that the world’s already come full circle on BDSM.
It’s not like it used to be back during The Crusades.
People pay good money to grovel these days!
The Associated Press reports:
Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, such accusations against Barros are “all calumny.”
The Pope’s remarks drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims and their advocates. They noted the accusers were deemed credible enough by the Vatican that it sentenced Karadima to a lifetime of “penance and prayer” for his crimes in 2011. A Chilean judge also found the victims to be credible, saying that while she had to drop criminal charges against Karadima because too much time had passed, proof of his crimes wasn’t lacking.
“As if I could have taken a selfie or a photo while Karadima abused me and others and Juan Barros stood by watching it all,” tweeted Barros’ most vocal accuser, Juan Carlos Cruz. “These people are truly crazy, and the pontiff talks about atonement to the victims. Nothing has changed, and his plea for forgiveness is empty.”
So a man of faith, who requires that his flock accept what he says solely on faith… refuses to accept the word of several members of his flock… requiring proof.
I had no idea there were no mirrors for self-reflection at the Vatican.
Seriously, I expected better from Bergoglio (aka Francis). I’m disappointed.
For him, an Argentine, I have three common words towards idiots: CASHATE LA BOCA!!
Being The Pope isn’t easy. Just ask Pope Francis… Or better still, just look at this picture of him posing with the orange jerk. He’s trying to smile. He really is… But some challenges are just too great, even for a man with God on his side.
The awkward photograph was taken during Trump’s recent visit to The Vatican, and while he is clearly having a blast, poor Francis is ALL OF US!
Gladly the internet is here to make it all better:
There’s not much to say here, it looks like the Pope wants to turn atheist.
On the other hand, rumour has it (i’m just starting it now) that Queen Elizabeth asked for the Trump meeting to be after her death…. And speaking of, Melania’s grieving widow is a good look on her.
If only God’s exists…
As you all know, the Lady Di of Popes, Pope Francis was in the United States, and for some WTF reason he met husband-collector/fame whore, and proud killer of gay marriage dreams, Kim Davis.
Kim Davis says that the Vatican called her weeks ago to set up the meeting in DC. Last Thursday, Kim Davis and her husband went to the Vatican Embassy in DC and hung out with the FORMER “cool pope” for about 15 minutes. Apparently he told her to stay strong and they hugged like old friends before he gave her these two rosaries:
WTF again!! What’s going on here???
The biggest problem/question I have with this fuckery: Why THIS bitch and not someone more deserving of a private meeting with the Pope? She’s NOT even a Catholic. She’s not a politician who, regardless of political beliefs has the power to actually make change. Rather, she’s a low-level human being who refuses to carry out her job duties-a job that she wanted so much that she ran for.
She isn’t a martyr. No one is asking her to perform a religious service. Instead, she won’t issue secular marriage licenses to people who qualify for them. That’s discrimination. And she isn’t being forced to remain in that job. She can resign, but will not.
I would find it less offensive if the Pope chose to meet with Kim and Kanye over this intolerant famewhore who won’t do her fucking job and acts like she’s Joan of Arc!
Now, though, like a bad case of herpes, this bitch won’t go away and even has more ammo cause it appears the Pope is saying it’s okay for her to carry on with her shit.
Very disappointing indeed, Miss Pope.
Look, you can say whatever you want about our reigning Pope, but you can’t deny that this Latino dude is a little more chill than his predecessors (especially the last one). This has been made even more evident by the fact that the last authority on anything Catholic has taken up as a supporter of a controversial children’s book about different types of families.
The Guardian reports that Piccolo Uovo (Little Egg,) which is a book about animals in every kind of family configurations, lesbian rabbits, mixed race dogs, a single parent hippo was banned by the mayor of Venice from being available in schools. But while Mayor Luigi Brugnaro is busy demanding that children be shielded from the reality, the pope is busy writing letters to Francesca Pardi, the author of Little Egg, to show that some Catholics are cool with the fact that different families exist regardless of whether these are family units they support.
From The Guardian:
Now Pardi has found an unlikely supporter in Pope Francis, who through his staff has written to the author praising her work. “His holiness is grateful for the thoughtful gesture and for the feelings which it evoked, hoping for an always more fruitful activity in the service of young generations and the spread of genuine human and Christian values,” wrote Peter B Wells, a senior official at the Vatican secretariat of state.
While it’s unlikely that this book will change the Vatican’s views on gay marriage, it’s nice to know that the Pope (who is not perfect) can think critically about the nature of human relationships.
Above is an image from Wednesday of Bolivian
dumbass president Evo Morales handing Pope Francis a cross that resembles a hammer and sickle. The pope seems briefly confused, likely because the hammer and sickle is the iconic symbol of Communism, an anti-religious ideology of which Francis’predecessor John Paul II was a famous opponent. In fact, Francis appears to respond initially to the item by saying “That is not okay.” (In Spanish: “No está bien eso.”)
You know, The Pope is from Argentina, and the fact that he didn’t use the appropriate Argentine-Spanish words like: “Pelotudo mal parido” (Dumbass son of a bitch) is beyond me.
On the other hand, I don’t understand a word of what’s coming out of Evo’s talk hole, and that’s probably because I don’t speak troll, at higher levels. Regardless, that was very tasteless of that coca-head MEhvo.
Today the lady D of Pope’s, Pope Francis unleashed a mighty call-to-action over climate change and other catastrophes caused by humans. This coalescence of faith and science is rare enough, but judging by the excited buzzing of social media, the Dope Pope has struck a major nerve.
In the encyclical, or “teaching letter,” Francis single-handedly bitch-slapped the politicians and corporations worldwide who question the scientific realities of what humanity hath wrought unto our planet. As the Times reports, the encyclical also called out global greed, invoking “the reckless pursuit of profits” that affect the poor most deeply. He also lamented the “excessive faith” in technology, our chrome-plated new Gods:
He praised the progress achieved by economic growth and technology, singling out achievements in medicine, science and engineering. But, he added, “Our immense technological development has not been accompanied by a development in human responsibility, values and conscience.”
Across our soulless tech platforms, social media’s response to the encyclical was mostly positive, with many using the name of the letter, Laudato Si, as a hashtag.
Pope Francis is a hero. He’s not the Pope we deserved but the Pope we needed!!
Pope Fracis met one of his bosses and God’s second-in-command at his palace in Vatican City. It was reported yesterday that Brad Pitt was supposed to tag along, but he wasn’t there because Shiloh and Zahara went with St. Angelina and the Vatican can only hold in so much holiness.
Oh! And after they touched hands for a second Pope Francis was overheard saying, “Girl, I’m never washing this hand again.” Pope Francis is a fangirl. God bless his heart (redundant I know).
Latino Pope Francis, the Lady Di of Pope’s, and current reigning dude of us the messy Catholics is celebrating his bday today. Apparently, a bunch of cool Italians danced the tango for him.
Well, there’s no doubt Francis (born Jorge Mario) is a real Argentine after drinking that delicious mate. He really enjoys la fiesta. And since I also love Argentina and as him my grand parents were tango aficionados, here’s my gift to him, A Media Luz by master Carlos Gardel
Felicidades Jorge Mario.