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(Herald Sun)   Archbishop of Milan still a front runner because people believe Pope Scola hits the spot   (heraldsun.com.au) divider line 49
    More: Interesting, Angelo Scola, Sistine Chapel, pope, Milan, Cardinal George Pell, modern society, Catholic Church  
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2013-02-16 09:43:50 AM
Nicely done.
 
2013-02-16 09:49:39 AM
Kaneclapping.gif

/I better see this headline again in December
 
2013-02-16 09:53:57 AM
12 full ounces that's a lot!
 
2013-02-16 09:54:19 AM
But ten seconds later you're on the pot...
 
2013-02-16 09:57:29 AM
Subby, when one becomes Pope they don't use their family name as part of their title.

FAIL.
 
2013-02-16 10:21:02 AM
Does he come with a twist-off top?
 
2013-02-16 10:48:09 AM
Well according to saint malachay's prophecy, the last pope will be "Peter the roman" so it makes sad sense to make the next pope Italian. Can't stand in the way of Armageddon now can we?
 
2013-02-16 10:48:36 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, when one becomes Pope they don't use their family name as part of their title.


Traditionally, anyway.

But there's always the chance they'll pick a radical, who when they ask how he'd like to be known as pope says "I was baptized and confirmed with a perfectly serviceable name, thank you very much. We'll stick with it."
 
2013-02-16 10:50:14 AM
HOTY
 
2013-02-16 11:02:24 AM

Ambivalence: Well according to saint malachay's prophecy, the last pope will be "Peter the roman" so it makes sad sense to make the next pope Italian.


The name of Cardinal Peter Turkson is also floating about -- though he's not Italian.
 
2013-02-16 11:08:28 AM
Which ethnic group are they running a hard membership drive on?

/that seems to be their basis for nominating saints, anyway
 
2013-02-16 11:17:06 AM
They call him by his given name when he is dead and they want to revive him, right before they hit him in the head with the silver hammer.
 
2013-02-16 12:33:23 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Which ethnic group are they running a hard membership drive on?

/that seems to be their basis for nominating saints, anyway


The Catholic Church is like the IOC or FIFA in that they'll throw a bone to the non-European countries but they would never let anyone non-European run the organization.

I remember this same crap when Pope John Paul II died and all we got was a German.
 
2013-02-16 12:37:29 PM
Cardinal Yelnick McWawa unavailable for comment.
 
2013-02-16 12:39:45 PM
It's almost like they don't know that most Catholics don't live in Europe.
 
2013-02-16 12:41:47 PM
The  Paddy Power betting site still has Cardinal Peter Turkson as the front runner at 5/2 odds, despite a promotion they're running where if a black pope is elected they'll refund all the losing bets (which should decrease the odds they're paying on non-black popes).
 
2013-02-16 12:42:55 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, when one becomes Pope they don't use their family name as part of their title.

FAIL.


The next pope hasn't picked his papal name yet, so subby couldn't have used it in the title.

/not subby
 
2013-02-16 12:47:30 PM
My great-grandmother kept archives of years of Reader's Digest magazines I would look through when at her house. I remember reading a joke in one about a priest named Secola that couldn't get a promotion because the Vatican specifically didn't want this situation.
 
2013-02-16 12:48:42 PM

Mrtraveler01: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Which ethnic group are they running a hard membership drive on?

/that seems to be their basis for nominating saints, anyway

The Catholic Church is like the IOC or FIFA in that they'll throw a bone to the non-European countries but they would never let anyone non-European run the organization.

I remember this same crap when Pope John Paul II died and all we got was a German.


Oh another Italian pope... good thing this hasn't happened like 95% of the time..
 
2013-02-16 12:49:07 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, when one becomes Pope they don't use their family name as part of their title.

FAIL.


You should call the cops. Somebody stole your sense of humor.
 
2013-02-16 12:49:20 PM
ox45tallboy:

Popse: the choice of a new generation.
 
2013-02-16 12:51:26 PM

dinch: tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, when one becomes Pope they don't use their family name as part of their title.

FAIL.

You should call the cops. Somebody stole your sense of humor.


Naw... he never had one
 
2013-02-16 12:51:50 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, when one becomes Pope they don't use their family name as part of their title.

FAIL.


Big Ben Boom will always be Joey the Rat to me.
 
2013-02-16 12:55:28 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: dinch: tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, when one becomes Pope they don't use their family name as part of their title.

FAIL.

You should call the cops. Somebody stole your sense of humor.

Naw... he never had one


Good point
 
2013-02-16 01:01:57 PM
More likely because the Catholic Church suffers the same problem the IOC does and is stacked with Europeans.
 
2013-02-16 01:02:30 PM

Mrtraveler01: The Catholic Church is like the IOC or FIFA in that they'll throw a bone to the non-European countries but they would never let anyone non-European run the organization.


Don't be so sure, the non-Europeans hold a lot of sway in the church these days.
 
2013-02-16 01:10:59 PM
At least there are only two Jesuit cardinals and both kind of old to be elected Pope. So the church is safe from someone who would get elected and completely clean house. And there were several more Jesuit cardinals the last time around, not for nothing has Ratzinger not named Jesuits as bishops let alone elevated any to Cardinal.
 
2013-02-16 01:11:08 PM
Pope Turkleton:
mimg.ugo.com
 
2013-02-16 01:18:16 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, when one becomes Pope they don't use their family name as part of their title.

FAIL.


This is why I have you fav'd as a cave dwelling retard.
 
2013-02-16 01:22:52 PM

abb3w: Ambivalence: Well according to saint malachay's prophecy, the last pope will be "Peter the roman" so it makes sad sense to make the next pope Italian.

The name of Cardinal Peter Turkson is also floating about -- though he's not Italian.


A Pope Son of Turk would be awesome for the lulz.
 
2013-02-16 01:29:47 PM
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As if the Suns' season couldn't get any worse, now they're trading a starter to the Vatican for a lottery pick from the College of Cardinals.
 
2013-02-16 01:53:38 PM
All hail pope George Ringo I
 
2013-02-16 02:01:23 PM
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Sprite actually hits the spot, Subby.

/ Still HOTY nominee.

// I'm sorry, did I break your concentration?
 
2013-02-16 02:13:59 PM
I still can't figure out why changing birth rates is such an issue for them.
 
2013-02-16 02:41:57 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, when one becomes Pope they don't use their family name as part of their title.

FAIL.


Jeeze, you're no fun.

Admit it. You submitted the story with a more clever headline.
 
2013-02-16 03:03:38 PM

abb3w: Ambivalence: Well according to saint malachay's prophecy, the last pope will be "Peter the roman" so it makes sad sense to make the next pope Italian.

The name of Cardinal Peter Turkson is also floating about -- though he's not Italian.



The interesting part is not that the Prophecy of the Popes or the real Fatima's third secret are real - obviously it's all bunk - but the fact that Benedict *does* believe in them and has spoken about them often.

It's not outrageous that he may have resigned in order to influence those prophecies coming true (ie melecting a Peter)... the tail wagging the dog so to speak.
 
2013-02-16 03:09:35 PM
Twice as much for a nickle too!
Pope Scola is the Pope for you!
 
2013-02-16 03:33:40 PM
www.terrycrews.com

Seen being fitted for an alb.
 
2013-02-16 04:03:35 PM

rnatalie: They call him by his given name when he is dead and they want to revive him, right before they hit him in the head with the silver hammer.


Do they still do that?
 
2013-02-16 04:35:34 PM

Gyrfalcon: rnatalie: They call him by his given name when he is dead and they want to revive him, right before they hit him in the head with the silver hammer.

Do they still do that?


Apparently the hammer part is out, but they do call him buy is given name, smash the ring and deface the seal.

God said that sex should repulse,
Unless it leads to results,
that way we fill the world,
full of consenting adults.
 
2013-02-16 06:31:47 PM

DeaH: I still can't figure out why changing birth rates is such an issue for them.


it means people are having sex for reasons other than procreation.
 
2013-02-16 06:46:12 PM
It's going to be Peter Turkan and he'll take the name Pius. Book it. Done.
 
2013-02-16 06:57:02 PM

gravy chugging cretin.: tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, when one becomes Pope they don't use their family name as part of their title.

FAIL.

Big Ben Boom will always be Joey the Rat to me.


I know it's been years, but I still end up calling him "Cardinal Ratzinger" most of the time.
 
2013-02-16 09:08:23 PM
So the archbishop of Milan has raped more kids than the other archbishops?
 
2013-02-16 10:09:52 PM

HighOnCraic: Cardinal Yelnick McWawa unavailable for comment.


Dude, I didn't know if you were kidding or what and on a lark decided to google that name.  The only hit on google was this fark thread.  I think I just divided by zero or something.  How did that get into google so quickly?
 
2013-02-16 10:51:53 PM

Bungles: The interesting part is not that the Prophecy of the Popes or the real Fatima's third secret are real - obviously it's all bunk - but the fact that Benedict *does* believe in them and has spoken about them often.

It's not outrageous that he may have resigned in order to influence those prophecies coming true (ie melecting a Peter)... the tail wagging the dog so to speak.


"The word determines the event. The word puts limits on the event and shapes it. Without the word, the event is merely a random happening. That's the whole purpose of what you call prophecy - to separate the significant from the random."
 
2013-02-18 10:08:19 AM

WhyteRaven74: At least there are only two Jesuit cardinals and both kind of old to be elected Pope. So the church is safe from someone who would get elected and completely clean house. And there were several more Jesuit cardinals the last time around, not for nothing has Ratzinger not named Jesuits as bishops let alone elevated any to Cardinal.


Maybe they'll pick Doug Flutie.
 
2013-02-18 12:07:23 PM
I still like the old Ducky Joe Medwick quip back during WW2, when he met Pius XII.
 
2013-02-18 02:58:16 PM

brandent: HighOnCraic: Cardinal Yelnick McWawa unavailable for comment.

Dude, I didn't know if you were kidding or what and on a lark decided to google that name.  The only hit on google was this fark thread.  I think I just divided by zero or something.  How did that get into google so quickly?


It's from an old episode of Cheers.  Maybe I spelled it wrong . . . Yep.

Cliff Clavin: I've got a pet little theory about that. You see, if you go back in history and take every president, you'll find that the numerical value of each letter in their last name was equally divisible into the year in which they were elected.
Paul: So who's going to win, Cliff? Reagan again?
Norm Peterson: What, Mondale?
Cliff Clavin: No, no, not a chance. You see, I figured it out. By my calculations, the next president has to be named Yelnik McWawa.
Sam Malone: That's the stupidest name I've ever heard.
Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: Sam, please. You're talking about our next president.
 
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