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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Don't Let the Pope Hit You in the Pope on Your Way Pope

Posted by on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 6:29 AM

So long, Pope Ratzi!


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Chef Thunder 1
I think the celebration may be a bit early. The new pope most likely wont be more progressive and could be much worse.
Posted by Chef Thunder on February 28, 2013 at 6:56 AM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 2
I know exactly how you feel. I was equally ebullient when Heber J. Grant was called home to Xenu.

But you know how it will be.... Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay on February 28, 2013 at 6:57 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 3
They're all vermin.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on February 28, 2013 at 7:13 AM · Report this
The old reign of cruelty and oppression is over!!!

Prepare yourselves for a whole new reign of cruelty and oppression!!!
Posted by Fr0zt on February 28, 2013 at 7:20 AM · Report this
Allyn 5

You do know they're going to pick another one, right? The post will still be filled.

Posted by Allyn on February 28, 2013 at 7:30 AM · Report this
eastcoastreader 6
I bet they'll have a hard time filling it, who wants to be new pope with old pope still hanging around?

Posted by eastcoastreader on February 28, 2013 at 7:37 AM · Report this
TheRain 7
Anyone with any feelings at all about this one way or the other needs to find something better to do with their time.
Posted by TheRain on February 28, 2013 at 7:41 AM · Report this
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on February 28, 2013 at 7:55 AM · Report this
john t 9
What's to celebrate? The next pope will be worse. He will double down on Ratzi's regressive policies, continue to use the Church's institutional power to enable and protect child rapists (while whining about the unfairness of it all), and suck cock on the DL in between hateful homilies explaining to the world how gay people are "intrinsically disordered".
Posted by john t on February 28, 2013 at 8:15 AM · Report this
Here's the real song of the moment:…
Posted by LMcGuff on February 28, 2013 at 8:27 AM · Report this
rob! 11
There are all kinds of signals that Ratzi will continue to wield influence. There are all kinds of things that could have been done differently if they wanted to clearly differentiate the new from the old.

"Pope Emeritus"?!
Posted by rob! on February 28, 2013 at 9:26 AM · Report this
treacle 12
@5 - Yes, but the next one will be the last one. Viz:

_____ Petrus Romanus, qui paſcet oues in multis tribulationibus: quibus tranſactis ciuitas ſepticollis diruetur, & Iudex tremẽdus iudicabit populum ſuum. Finis.

_____ 112. Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills [i.e. Rome] will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.

"Many tribulations", I'll say! I would hate to be elected Pope right now, what with all the sex crimes coming to light, papal butlers leaking documents, and the rich, western Catholics leaving the church in droves. Droves! Crap job. In a way, I actually pity the fool to takes the position. But not too much.
Posted by treacle on February 28, 2013 at 9:54 AM · Report this
keshmeshi 13

I remember when Benedict was chosen some liberal commenters were talking about how the next pope will probably be African, with an implication that that would somehow be a good thing. African religious leaders are extremely regressive. We'll be lucky if an African pope only takes the church back a hundred years (and not a thousand).
Posted by keshmeshi on February 28, 2013 at 11:53 AM · Report this
eclexia 14
The world was better off when the Benadict as pope. He was a repulsive man who drove people away from the Church.

JPII was a charismatic figure. He had the same regressive agenda, but people loved him. It would be horrible to get another pope who was popular enough to breath life into churches.
Posted by eclexia on February 28, 2013 at 12:39 PM · Report this
rob! 15
@14, it's kind of interesting that JPII became totally identified with the papacy; almost no one remembers that his name for most of his life was Karol Wojtyła (KAR-uhl voy-TEE-wah, more or less).

On the other hand, almost everyone in or out of the Catholic church thinks of the most recent pope as Joseph Ratzinger. Yet now, when he should be disappearing from public consciousness forever, he wants to be known as His Holiness the Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.

They ought to bust him clear down to buck private.
Posted by rob! on February 28, 2013 at 2:34 PM · Report this

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