Saturday, December 14, 2013

Pope Francis Little Book of Insults

A British wag who says he's been commissioned to compile The Pope Francis Little Book of Insults, says: "It will hit the shelf at Christmas, for £6.99, but you get a 20% discount if you insult the cash till operator with any of the following insults. My favourite is "You querulous and disillusioned pessimist!" It should not be confused with The Pope Francis Little Book of Indults, which will be published in 2014, first in Germany and then the rest of Europe."

A vew on the list are:
  • "Querulous and disillusioned pessimist!"
  • "Authoritarian!"
  • "Rosary counter!"
  • "Long-faced, mournful funeral Christian!"
  • "Self-absorbed, Promethean neo-Pelagian!"
  • "Careerist Bishop!"
  • "Children who are afraid to dance, to cry, afraid of everything, who ask for certainty in all things!"
  • "Closed, sad, trapped Christians who are not free Christians!"
[Hat tip to L.S.]

Update: And then, there's this from Fr. Z....


  1. Anonymous11:03 PM

    Where is the Vicar of Christ recorded using the term "rosary counter"?
    Thank you.

  2. Charles12:21 PM

    I imagine it's a reference to some comment of the sort the Holy Father made in his address to CLAR on June 6, 2013, in response to the traditionalist Catholics who presented with a spiritual bouquet of rosaries. They had said: "Your Holiness, we offer you this spiritual treasure: 3,525 rosaries."

    His Holiness, in his remarks at CLAR, responded: "one feels as if one goes back 60 years! Before the Council... One feels in 1940.... Why don't they say, 'we pray for you, we ask...', but this thing of counting..."

  3. Sweetness, Little Monsters, And Hypocrisy

    Below are a few statements and actions made by Pope Francis during the first week of 2014.

    Francis said, "I think about the temptation, that we may have, or many others have, to announce the Gospel with 'inquisitional beatings,' with condemnation. No! The Gospel must be announced with sweetness, with fraternity, with love!”

    OK, that's a good statement even though it could be taken to imply that Catholics who have strong morals participate in '"inquisitional beatings" of others.
    (What does Francis think of St. Anthony who was known as the hammer of heretics or John the Baptists moral preaching to Herod?)

    In the same week Pope Francis told us to announce the Gospel with "sweetness and love" he said these things about faithful Catholics.

    "Seminarians who grit their teeth and wait to finish, follow rules and smile reveal the hypocrisy of clericalism - one of the worst evils!"

    "Religious need to wake up to the world or risk becoming "abstract ideologues or fundamentalists."

    About seminarians "You have to form the heart, or we will make little monsters. And then, these little monsters form the people of God."

    So Francis accuses others of participating in "inquisitional beatings" on the same day he calls Catholics who follow the rules hypocrites and evil.
    He calls other Catholics "abstract ideologues or fundamentalists" and says other Catholics are "little monsters."

    In the same week Francis tells us to announce the Gospel with "sweetness and love" he uses the harshest possible language to describe his fellow Catholics.

    Or is Francis telling us we when we speak to others it is "sweetness and love" to accuse them of being "abstract ideologues or fundamentalists," hypocrites," "evil," "little monsters," or that they are responsible for "inquisitional beatings?"

    Or is Francis reserving the right to use this critical accusatory language about those he does not like while we are suppose to respond to the culture of death only using sweetness?"

    What are we to make of the fact the Vatican has hired one of the worlds leading homosexual promoting corporations to advise them?

    Ernst and Young is one of the most effective corporations promoting homosexuality worldwide - and now they are on the Vatican payroll in an absolutely essential and hugely influential position. Adding insult to injury, just a quick review of the policies of the other three advisory firms recently hired by the Vatican to reform its administrative and financial practices reveals a pro-homosexual pattern similar to that of Ernst and Young.

    This is a scandal beyond words and Satan must be loving it.