PopeWatch: Ouch!


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

VATICAN–Vatican sources are confirming that Pope Francis has nearly completed his new Encyclical Letter, and is awaiting the final approval of Reginald Edwards, an internet troll commonly known as “PiusXIIRoxII.”

Edwards, who has read several paragraphs of the Catechism, three books by Peter Kreeft, and half of St. John Paul II’s “Fides et Ratio,” is universally regarded as the final authority in matters of Orthodoxy in internet chatrooms, forums, and the comment section under YouTube videos.

Speaking from the kitchen this morning, Reginald’s mother told EOTT over a phone interview: “I’m so proud of Reggie for getting to be a consultant to the Vatican. He’s more than earned it. All he does is sit in the basement on his computer, answering questions and demanding people justify their beliefs to him. He gets so into it that he often locks the door and doesn’t let me down there, even to bring him lemonade.”

Edwards has already made several notes on the new Encyclical, titled Bora et Labora, having circled or underlined several paragraphs in red and written margin notes such as “a little too Spirit of Vatican-II-ey” and “where is this in the Catechism?”



When asked to comment Pope Francis said, “The story is not true.  The Encyclical will be leaked and then formally published after it is praised by Mark Shea as on a par with Holy Writ and criticized by PopeWatch for seeming to contradict what Pope Hadrian the VII said.  However did popes do their jobs before Catholic blogs in America?”

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  1. Dear Donald
    I find your posts jocking and mocking about Pope Francis complety disgusting and ask how can you consider yourself a catholic with such behaviours. Don’t you believe in the Holy Spirit ? Instead you behave like many atheists. Unbelievable and disgusting !

  2. Ah MRC, I see that you belong to the saddest of all minority groups, the humor impaired.

    In regard to the Holy Spirit and popes I will defer to this answer of then Cardinal Ratzinger when asked if the Holy Spirit picks popes:

    “I would not say so, in the sense that the Holy Spirit picks out the Pope. … I would say that the Spirit does not exactly take control of the affair, but rather like a good educator, as it were, leaves us much space, much freedom, without entirely abandoning us. Thus the Spirit’s role should be understood in a much more elastic sense, not that he dictates the candidate for whom one must vote. Probably the only assurance he offers is that the thing cannot be totally ruined.

    There are too many contrary instances of popes the Holy Spirit obviously would not have picked!”

  3. I find your humorous and other writings to be delightful because there is a single undercurrent of self-deprecating humility to them. There is a general awareness that you know things worth knowing more generally and can speak eloquently, that is tempered with a sense of amusement that you should be the one to say it. You would have been a great satirist if you lived in an age where satire was appreciated.

  4. Well, at least Eye of the Tiber didn’t actually use our pictures, so we’ve got a little room for deniability….

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