Thursday, January 15, 2015

Pope Makes a Big Boo Boo

When asked about the massacre at Charlie Hedbo, he said insults against the faith and your mother, it's normal to give them a punch. He said 'normal' twice to emphasize how normal the situation was in France.

You are not going to believe this, but we have reached the point where the wizards at the White House have more common sense than the Pope.

"No act of public expression justifies violence."

Big change in talking points since their Benghazi disaster.

The press office at the Holy See lit up a meltdown at a nuclear power plant.

They said the Pope was making a little funny.

While making this comment, Vatican Radio reported that the pontiff “gestured with a pretend punch” directed at Gasbarri — an action many journalists interpreted as a joke.

He did actually follow the comment with condemnation of killing in the name of God.

Notably, in the same conversation, Francis steadfastly denounced the terrorists’ killings and the idea that anyone — as the France attackers apparently did — could pretend to justify such violence in the name of God.

“One cannot make war (or) kill in the name of one’s own religion,” Francis said on his way to the Philippines. “… To kill in the name of God is an aberration.”

The Vatican later responded to a CNN question about the “punch” remark specifically.

In an email, Vatican spokesman Thomas Rosica told CNN that “the Pope’s expression is in no way intended to be interpreted” as somehow justifying last week’s violence, and he pointed out that “the Pope has spoken out clearly against the terror and violence that occurred in Paris and in other parts of the world.”

“The Pope’s words about Dr. Gasbarri were spoken colloquially and in (a) friendly, intimate manner among colleagues and friends,” Rosica said Thursday. “His response might be similar to something each of us has felt when those dearest to us are insulted or harmed.”

Rosica explained Francis’ remarks as consistent with his “free style of speech,” a plainspoken and conversational approach that has earned him admirers. Such remarks “must be taken at face value and not distorted or manipulated,” the Vatican spokesman said.

Get it? The free style of speech is winning him admirers.

First of all, I know a lot of Catholics and I have yet to come across any admirers of the things coming out of his piehole.

Do you?

Maybe they're talking about the bunker at the Vatican.

More importantly, winning admirers is the exact opposite of how Christ operates. The Corpus of Christ hangs from a Crucifix.

The role of a parent isn't to win the admiration of their children. You don't throw booze parties and turn your role into telling them all the good they do when they have immoral sex.

Sane people are not admiring the show.

Look, Charlie Hedbo is sinister. They routinely trash Christianity. It's one thing to point out it is a political science that kills people who won'g convert to it and there is nothing religious or peaceful about it. Taunting violent sick people with vicious ridicule is beneath contempt.

I think this is what the Pope was trying to say.

Perhaps he should consider getting the ball rolling with ending his ridicule of practicing Catholics.

Pot, meet the kettle.


Anonymous said...

Ummm, they are expecting 6 million to come out for his mass in the Philippines. Whether we like it or not, he is very popular outside of the few orthodox Catholics left.

TTC said...

You don't have to be an orthodox Catholic not to want your children to follow his advice about sleeping around. Most of us wouldn't miss an opportunity to gather together under our Pope. like him or lump him.

Charlie Sheen is admired. So are the Khardashians.

He is admired for the wrong things and people in a state of grace know it. And he knows we know it.

It's a big problem for a Pope.

TradBoston73 said...

What can one say? Pope Biden...

JB said...

The man is a buffoon. He apparently thinks he's smarter than the rest of us who if we possess even the slightest common sense intuitively understand that murder is not an appropriate response to an "insult" to your mother or anything else.

I wish he would just retire.

Steve Dalton said...

This Pope is a never ending source of embarrassment for serious Catholics. I pray and hope that barring him dying soon, that something will come along and force him to act like a real Pope, even if it is against his normal inclinations.

Anonymous said...

I'm almost afraid IF he retires, he's been implying that for a year now, wonder what/who the replacement "they" have planned? Nope, the devil you know is better than the one in waiting.

Damask Rose said...

I have to admit I do agree with the Pope on this. Sorry guys. But if someone is constantly provoked in a most vile manner with regards to something they think is so precious to them, sooner or later someone is going to be provoked. I think that's what he's saying.

Hebdo did throw a lot of abuse Catholics way. Should we just sit there and take it? Would French law courts protect Catholic freedom of religion?

People and presidents have marched for the right to insult religion. Do you want that?

I think he used the example of his 'mother' because it's that personal. Would you like Our Lady to be abused?

Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

Damask, there may well be temptation to murderous anger, but it is not inevitable that one must succumb. Should they do so, they sin and are fully culpable. We CANNOT make excuses for them, for that may be cooperation with that sin. Would I want Our Lady to be abused? Well, what would she have us do in that case?

TLM said...

Yes indeed, he continues to be an embarassment, but some of his weird comments have become so ludicrous as to become sort of entertaining. I mean, really you have to chuckle at the ridiculousness of it all.

Marie said...

Restore DC,

A punch on the nose is nothing like murder. But if you've seen the horrible pornographic cartoons that Charlie Hebdo published about the Blessed Mother and the Trinity, I bet you'd want to throw more than just a punch.

Not saying the jihadists were justified in murdering the CH crew. But it's a three-way fight - goodness vs. evil vs. evil. One evil's enemy does not have to be goodness's friend.

A pox on both the jihadists and CH houses.