PopeWatch: Year of Wrath

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

 

Hundreds of Catholics gathered in St. Peter’s Square this morning to celebrate the Holy Father’s announcement that 2016 will now be called the Year of Divine Wrath. The announcement came as Pope Francis asked God to rain down fire and brimstone on the world for its corruption and lack of care for the poor.

“It is time, oh Lord, for retributive justice!” Francis yelled into the microphone in front of all those gathered. “Let Judgment Day commence!”

One of the many pilgrims visiting Rome this morning told EOTT shortly after the event that she was “extremely blessed” to have been able to partake in Francis’ call for Armageddon.

“It was such a cool moment,” Adelyn Barnes visiting from Washington D.C. told EOTT shortly after the event. “Just watching all the cute little nuns raising their voices and asking for the fury of God’s wrath to be poured out upon the earth…it gives me goosebumps even now.”

Barnes went on to say that it was moments like this that made her feel so blessed to be Catholic.

“Being able to pray with so many people who are united in their petitions that an angel pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth for the destruction we have reaped makes you feel so alive. Anyhow, it’s time I go fill my lamp with oil. Don’t wanna get caught off guard, if you know what I’m saying.”

Father Lombardi, Vatican press flak said that he was at a loss to explain this.  “Maybe he heard Kumbaya sung one time too many?”

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10 Comments

  1. So THIS isn’t the year of Divine Wrath?

    ( so called same sex marriage )
    ( baby parts for sale )
    ( server cleaning )
    ( transgender hype )
    ( Iranian nuclear deal )
    ( green indoctrination via Pope )

    ……… Chastisement has many faces.

  2. And what if it turns out to be true? That won’t be very funny.

    Philip, that list looks more like reasons for wrath. Each has a negative consequence, some rather large.

  3. Tom D.

    Your right. First, nothing much to laugh about if the curtain falls on humanity in gargantuan ways.

    In smaller ways, still unacceptable, the wrath of bad decisions could be looked upon as God’s Wrath based on leaving his children to go their own way and face the consequences of those decisions.

    Hillary is still voted in as President despite her dishonesty.

    Gay marriage opened the doors to mixed species marriage. The Church deplores the union and is chastised, fined and officials arrested for disobeying the State.

    This fiction is a type of chastisement, not God induced, but induced by ignorance of God or hatred of virtue. Disobedience.

    Wrath could be turning His head and saying, so be it! You Don’t want my blessings, so be it.
    Could this be a type of wrath?

  4. Philip, I agree with your comments.. My gut reaction is one of terror.. Should we really be. Along for wrath or Mercy?

  5. Sorry for the miss spell, I guess I hit the wrong keys…so again my comment.
    Philip, I agree with your insightful comments. Calling for wrath puts terror in my heart and makes me wonder if we shouldn’t be calling for Mercy instead.

  6. Shane.
    EOTT is satirical fun, and this weekend’s installment was no different. Year of Mercy followed by year of Wrath.

    In St. Faustina Kowalska’s Diary the time of Mercy will be followed by a time of Justice.

    The injustices that plague us continually will one day end thanks be to God. The Wrath of God parody is cute, but the evil we witness and it’s support, made me wonder about a type of wrath that is in motion.
    Unlike the learned contributors to TAC, I will throw thoughts out here without proper evidence to support them. My “gut” feelings is all I had in this instance.

  7. From St.Faustina’s Diary; “Before I come as a just judge, I first open wide the door of my Mercy. He who refuses to pass through the door of my mercy, must pass through the door of my justice.”. ( 1146 )

  8. I read EOTT’s satire with a sinking heart, because all of that is becoming/has become a reality. It is very hard to keep hope in Christ’s promise, “Behold, I am with you till the end of the age.”

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