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Thoughts

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus

 

An interesting picture of the Pope and the Pope Emeritus.  Let’s have some fun with it!  Time to write thought balloons.  An example:

Pope Francis:  I wonder if he is jealous about the slobbering media coverage I receive!

Pope Benedict:  I wonder if he is jealous that I no longer have to care a fig about the media!

 

Contribute your thought balloons in the comboxes.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

11 Comments

  1. I would like to comment, but for about the last year or so I’ve been unable to look at a photo of B16 without thinking of those G.W. Bush cartoons with the “Miss me yet?” line.
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    (For the record….yes your holiness, I sure do.)

  2. Pope Francis: ” I wonder if he would object if I sold Castel Gandolfo.”
    Pope Benedict: ” I hope he doesn’t sell Castel Gandolfo.”

  3. Papa Francesco: ” i wonder if he thinks I should excommunicate Cdl. Kasper?”

    Papa Benedito: Why doesn’t he censure Kasper, Marx, and the German bishops who are serving Mammon ?”

    Money isn’t everything, 🙁

  4. Pope Francis; Thank you Lord..for I am grateful that I’m nothing like the man kneeling next to me.

    Pope Benedict; Forgive me Father..for I am a sinner…unworthy to lift my head to you.

  5. Philip: “Pope Francis; Thank you Lord..for I am grateful that I’m nothing like the man kneeling next to me.
    Pope Benedict; Forgive me Father..for I am a sinner…unworthy to lift my head to you.”
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    Philip, If Donald McClarey does not give you the quote of the week nod to that silly video, which is more of a slight braising rather than a roast, I do.
    You have indeed read the hearts of these two men.
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    bill bannon: “Pope Francis: ” I wonder if he would object if I sold Castel Gandolfo.”
    Pope Benedict: ” I hope he doesn’t sell Castel Gandolfo.”
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    All treasures of the Catholic Church and of the Vatican, parishes, land and holdings are held in trust for all future generations, our posterity, as an heritage from our ancestors. Given any power to dissolve these treasures and not accepted as belonging to the coming generations takes a very small mind and a hardened heart. Only an idiot would sell off something that does not belong to him. This is why the settlement for Catholic priest’s misbehavior that bankrupted almost every diocese in America was a violation of common sense in that these holding are held in trust for all people. The settlement of insurance was always held open but was rejected by people who hated the Catholic Church but embrace one world government as masters of the universe.
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    It was the secular government’s duty to bring to Justice and punish the criminal. Our Constitution holds that the Bill of Attainder, the power to punish family and friends of the criminal is unconstitutional. Yet, all Catholics paid for the crimes of one priest, guilty by association.
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    The Vatican’s treasures, gifts and donations, non-taxable, belong to the Catholic Church, the Church Triumphant, the Church Militant and the Church Suffering, before, now and in the future and as a publicly held trust must be respected by the government and by Pope Francis as belonging to the Church. Separation of church and state.

  6. I so much appreciate Mary DeVoe’s comments regarding the holdings of the Catholic Church as the property of the Church, held in trust, which no individual has the right to sell. I have wondered why I have not heard enough complaint that the dioceses of the nations have taken our offerings, given in trust, to be used for the support of the church and the poor, and been given as restitution for the behavior of our “shepherds,” which was unlawful and immoral. We, the common parishioners, have been robbed, unscrupulously, by wolves in sheep’s clothing. It could be one of the most egregious grand thefts in human history.

  7. Mary Ellen Riedel: Many prayers for you and yours. What we give to the Church, we give to God. The state has the power to tax. When the state gets smart enough to tax God, the state will have gotten smart enough to fall on its face before Divine Majesty. Caesar belongs to God.

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