Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pope of Popularity versus the Bishop of Bling

So I thought I would look a bit at religion and then, if that didn’t offend everyone, we could jump to politics.

Pope Frances (his awesomeness) has been out and about, saying outrageous things. For example:

"The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! 'Father, the atheists?' Even the atheists. Everyone!"

The Pope has urged the church to "strip" itself of its worldly attachments.  Stating that worldly attachments leads to “Pastry-shop Christians, like a pretty cake and nice sweet things. Pretty, but not true Christians."

He has also asked nuns and sisters to be like joyful mothers to the church, caring for its flock, and not act like they're "old maids."

This is placing the Vatican in a precarious position and the Vatican’s spin doctors are into overdrive.

Then, he really want crazy and put his money (or the lack thereof) where his mouth is. German Bishop Tebartz-van Elst, also known as the Bishop of Bling, was suspended and an investigation into his spending was initiated.

The Bishop may have used 55 million dollars remodeling his official residence. For a Pope who carries his own bag and drives himself in a 1984 Renault, it is pretty clear that he isn’t going to put up with any nonsense. 

Do you think once he has the Vatican in order, he could swing by our Capital Hill and sort out a few things?

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