PopeWatch: Phil Robertson



From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:

VATICAN–Just days after Pope Francis removed former La Crosse bishop Cardinal Raymond Burke from his seat on the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops,  Francis today removed Phil Robertson, one of the stars of the A&E reality show Duck Dynasty and founder of Duck Commander, meaning the conservative patriarch of the “Robertson Clan” will lose his influential role in appointing bishops in the United States. Burke’s removal came soon after he said that Pope Francis’ comments suggesting that church teaching on matters such as abortion and gay marriage didn’t need to be repeated were, “not altogether easy to interpret” and went on to say that, “we can never talk enough about the defense of human life.” Many analysts are now suggesting that the Robertson’s removal was due in part to similar comments he recently made to GQ magazine criticizing homosexuality. Among the many of the explicit comments made, Robertson told GQ that “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong… sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.  It’s not right.” The pope on Monday appointed Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl to the 18-member board to replace Burke and Robertson. Robertson, who was the consultant to the Congregation for Bishops, and seen by many in the Church as a conservative ally of Burke, will head back home to Louisiana. A spokesman for Robertson told EOTT that Robertson was sad to leave, and felt that both he and Burke were unfairly targeted for “preaching about the objective truths in the bible.” He went on to say that “In them cases where homo sex unions have been legally recognized or dun been given legal status and rights belonging to marriage, clear ‘n emphatic opposition is a duty. We all gotta refrain from any kind of formal cooperation in the enactment or application of such gravely unjust laws and, as far as possible, from cooperation on the level of their application and things like that. In this area, everyone can exercise the right to conscientious objection.”

PopeWatch has learned that when asked to comment Pope Francis gave a one word response, “Quack!”

And on that note, PopeWatch is going on hiatus to enjoy some Christmas and New Year’s cheer.  See you on January 2, 2014!

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  1. Is this a spoof?
    Much respect for The American Catholic, but this does not make sense.
    Phil Robertson is a good man and a devout Christian, but he is not a Catholic. Why would he be a part of any board with influence over the appointing of Catholic Bishops in the US???

  2. Very confusing article. things are confused enough without having to figure out something like this. What is your point?

  3. “What is your point?”
    The point is the point. Only pointed ridicule will alleviate some anally retentive individuals of their counterproductive, often malicious deeds. Homosexual behavior may also relieve anal retention but then it starts to get blurry.
    God bless us each and everyone.

  4. Merry Christmas and Joyous Light be yours in the New Year.

    Phil Robertson will face (white) martyrdom for speaking up however he and his family will benefit from being true to themselves and God.

    Burke is The Man!
    Unshakable in faith!
    God be with them.

  5. A&E can go drag up Armando Montelongo b****hing at his hired help when he finds out the house he bought for $80K needs $50K in work and he budgets only $10K.

  6. Good joke- and almost believable according to some commentors. Cardinal Burke working with Patriarch Phil.
    Regular Catholics like myself have more to identify with in Phil than we do with many lower case c catholics. The neat part is that the elites of the two party and the media don’t know what to make of it; the social engineers will have to re-estimate their voting blocks if they want to stay effective in their manipulation. I wish there was some way we could take them hunting snipe.

  7. With the present “Bishop of Rome” a sense of humour is a dsitinct advantage for my part.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours Donald

  8. Donald I did realize this time that it was a spoof, thank God lol. Donald to you and to all who visit and converse here, I wish all a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year. God bless us, everyone.

  9. Me thinks you are all getting a little punchy. I can’t believe you said that either Anzlyne! Of course I can’t believe some of the stuff I say either! And Mary D great play on words. Merry Christmas Boys and Girls!

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