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(Talking Points Memo)   Pope announces inquiry into Vatican Bank. Wasn't this the plot to Godfather 3? Oh shut up, you saw it and kinda liked it. You can't hide it forever   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 37
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2013-06-26 09:45:50 AM
The way this Pope is basically pushing the church back toward its humble roots and trying to clear up corruption makes me think he's going to be assassinated.

It's a shame, too. I like this guy.
 
2013-06-26 10:14:23 AM
Nobody expected that.
 
2013-06-26 10:14:41 AM
The big surprise that happens every couple of decades or so.
 
2013-06-26 10:15:32 AM
This guy has some brass ones.. Benedict should be ashamed of himself as he sits there in retirement.
 
2013-06-26 10:15:41 AM
On it...

image.guardian.co.uk
 
2013-06-26 10:17:21 AM
The original script for the Godfather 3 was fantastic. The movie... not so much.
 
2013-06-26 10:17:21 AM
Dis new pope. Sure would be a shame if anything happened to him.
 
2013-06-26 10:17:22 AM
I never saw Godfather 3 and never will. I will admit that I saw all three Indiana Jones movies and their unholy, illegitimate love child, but I never saw Godfather 3. Never.
 
2013-06-26 10:22:39 AM

rebelyell2006: I never saw Godfather 3 and never will. I will admit that I saw all three Indiana Jones movies and their unholy, illegitimate love child, but I never saw Godfather 3. Never.


Excellent!  They'll name a building after you for this clear display of exceptional discipline.

Just do it.  All the cool kids did it.
 
2013-06-26 10:22:51 AM
Ha! I've never seen any Godfather flick!
 
2013-06-26 10:25:20 AM

Luca Brasi sleeps with the dishes.
images.paraorkut.com
 
2013-06-26 10:25:43 AM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Ha! I've never seen any Godfather flick!


Is it because it's shallow and pedantic?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAR-GxoFwBI
 
2013-06-26 10:29:49 AM
good... clean up the church.
 
2013-06-26 10:32:44 AM
Um, Francis? Ask John Paul I how this plays out.

Damn shame, too. I liked this Pope.
 
2013-06-26 10:38:07 AM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Ha! I've never seen any Godfather flick!


Do yourself a favor and watch GODFATHER and GODFATHER II.

I didn't watch them for many, many years, but was finally shamed into doing it by a friend of mine who is a
total GODFATHER nerd, and now they are two of my favorite films (though, contrarily, I like the original better
than II, but that's no slam on its quality).

They are one of the very few 'iconic' films that truly deserve the appellation.
 
2013-06-26 10:38:37 AM

dwrash: This guy has some brass ones.. Benedict should be ashamed of himself as he sits there in retirement.


From what I've read Benedict wanted to make the same changes but a lot of the problems are really entrenched and Benedict was already very old and in poor health when he was elected. It's hard to be a vibrant reformer when it's difficult to get out of bed and you can barely stand. It wouldn't surprise me if Benedict was pleased by the changes. Benedict is a good man just not the man for the position, something I think he realized.
 
2013-06-26 10:40:13 AM
no one expects the papal inquisition
 
2013-06-26 10:49:10 AM
This guy has real brass balls.

Someone's going to put a hit on him, but still. Big brass balls.
 
2013-06-26 10:54:39 AM
www.global-air.com

On August 26, 1978, Cardinal Albino Luciani was elected Pope, taking the name John Paul I. 33 days later he was dead. Was the murder plot in ''Godfather Part III'' true? (new window)
 
2013-06-26 11:13:05 AM
hmmm. i like this pope.

/atheist
 
2013-06-26 11:18:21 AM
New sheriff in town
 
2013-06-26 11:35:11 AM

planes: [www.global-air.com image 150x200]

On August 26, 1978, Cardinal Albino Luciani was elected Pope, taking the name John Paul I. 33 days later he was dead. Was the murder plot in ''Godfather Part III'' true? (new window)


Yessir. Spot On.

Try this on for size ...

Cardinal Giuseppe Siri of Genoa, who had the Conclave's votes both in 1958 and in 1963 as their chosen new Pope. Instead John XXIII and then Paul VI were elevated as Pope. By the will of God, of course. Giuseppe spoke of terrible crimes against the church, terrible pressures and crimes within the church. Outside influences from powers greater than church men could withstand. This twice substitution reduced to whisper that eventually fell into the nuisance category of Conspiracy.


John was murdered and Paul allowed Vatican II even as he spoke famously of the smoke of Satan entering the sanctuary.


Siri should than his Guardian angels.
 
2013-06-26 12:01:50 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: dwrash: This guy has some brass ones.. Benedict should be ashamed of himself as he sits there in retirement.

From what I've read Benedict wanted to make the same changes but a lot of the problems are really entrenched and Benedict was already very old and in poor health when he was elected. It's hard to be a vibrant reformer when it's difficult to get out of bed and you can barely stand. It wouldn't surprise me if Benedict was pleased by the changes. Benedict is a good man just not the man for the position, something I think he realized.


cdn.head-fi.org

The very last thing you'd find in a dictionary definition of "Reformer" is a picture of Benedict XVI.
 
2013-06-26 12:06:07 PM
This guy seems to really be cleaning house!

SmackLT: The way this Pope is basically pushing the church back toward its humble roots and trying to clear up corruption makes me think he's going to be assassinated.
It's a shame, too. I like this guy.


ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Ha! I've never seen any Godfather flick!


-=-
Yeah, me neither. Been meaning to watch them, Too busy reading Fark.
 
2013-06-26 12:19:25 PM
Scotland Yard better step up patrols under Blackfriars Bridge...
 
2013-06-26 12:21:18 PM
There is no such film as "The Godfather Part 3"  It never existed.  "G3" is just a running gag that FFC came up with and people have been playing along ever since to humor him.  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
 
2013-06-26 12:53:49 PM
Vatican Bank?  That place rocks.  I set up a checking account there and got a toaster and an indulgence.

A++++ Would Recommend!
 
2013-06-26 01:12:33 PM

DjangoStonereaver: To The Escape Zeppelin!: dwrash: This guy has some brass ones.. Benedict should be ashamed of himself as he sits there in retirement.

From what I've read Benedict wanted to make the same changes but a lot of the problems are really entrenched and Benedict was already very old and in poor health when he was elected. It's hard to be a vibrant reformer when it's difficult to get out of bed and you can barely stand. It wouldn't surprise me if Benedict was pleased by the changes. Benedict is a good man just not the man for the position, something I think he realized.

[cdn.head-fi.org image 604x453]

The very last thing you'd find in a dictionary definition of "Reformer" is a picture of Benedict XVI.


Not a social reformer. That's just not going to happen no matter who the Pope is.
 
2013-06-26 01:14:51 PM

DjangoStonereaver: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Ha! I've never seen any Godfather flick!

Do yourself a favor and watch GODFATHER and GODFATHER II.

I didn't watch them for many, many years, but was finally shamed into doing it by a friend of mine who is a
total GODFATHER nerd, and now they are two of my favorite films (though, contrarily, I like the original better
than II, but that's no slam on its quality).

They are one of the very few 'iconic' films that truly deserve the appellation.


I was the same way. I never saw either of them just bits and pieces of them over the years. I think it was about 9 years ago AMC showed all 3 in a day. And I watched all of them, but I should have stopped after 2.
 
2013-06-26 02:13:24 PM
I rather liked Godfather III. Saw it the day it was released in theaters with four different generations of my family present -- a Christmas Day if I recall correctly. Something about celebrating the birth of our Lord as Joe Mantegna blows out an entire conference room full of Capos in a rain of machine gun bulletts has always struck me as a tradition worth adhering to. Nowadays, we get a new episode of Doctor Who instead. It's just not the same.

sigh.
 
2013-06-26 02:35:29 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: DjangoStonereaver: To The Escape Zeppelin!: dwrash: This guy has some brass ones.. Benedict should be ashamed of himself as he sits there in retirement.

From what I've read Benedict wanted to make the same changes but a lot of the problems are really entrenched and Benedict was already very old and in poor health when he was elected. It's hard to be a vibrant reformer when it's difficult to get out of bed and you can barely stand. It wouldn't surprise me if Benedict was pleased by the changes. Benedict is a good man just not the man for the position, something I think he realized.

[cdn.head-fi.org image 604x453]

The very last thing you'd find in a dictionary definition of "Reformer" is a picture of Benedict XVI.

Not a social reformer. That's just not going to happen no matter who the Pope is.


I meant meaningful reform of the Curia, and I stand by my assertion.

He was in charge of it when JPII was Pope, and in the later years of JPII's reign and his advancing
infirmity the future Benedict did his damnedst to stamp out 'errant' churchmen at every level and bring
everything under the direct control of Rome.  They were even micromanaging individual liturgical changes
at the diocesan level (my local parish priest confirmed this to me when we were talking about it), and that
remained the status quo well into Benedict's reign as well (I stopped going to church a couple of years ago,
so to be fair I don't know what things were like since).  Unless you think bypassing the command
structure of the church in order to clamp down on drifing from church doctrine is a 'reform', that is.
 
2013-06-26 03:14:34 PM
Interesting timing, right after T dies.
 
2013-06-26 03:50:58 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Benedict is a good man


Aside from the whole hating gays and thinking women are too inferior to be priests, that is. Aside from that.
 
2013-06-26 06:11:10 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Benedict is a good man


Apart from that whole "writing the policy which excommunicated anyone who reported child abusers to the police" business.
 
2013-06-26 06:11:58 PM

planes: [www.global-air.com image 150x200]
On August 26, 1978, Cardinal Albino Luciani was elected Pope, taking the name John Paul I. 33 days later he was dead. Was the murder plot in ''Godfather Part III'' true? (new window)

Paris1127: Scotland Yard better step up patrols under Blackfriars Bridge...


If you're a conspiracy theorist the following is true.  P2 exists.  Roberto Calvi committed suicide, despite the odd manner in which he decided to supposedly kill himself.  John Paul I died of natural causes.
Even if you don't believe in such thing, I seriously doubt that the Vatican is going to do anything major with the Vatican Bank.  Considering the skeletons in that closet, it would be a nasty subject to touch.
 
2013-06-26 06:14:33 PM

eyeq360: If you're a conspiracy theorist the following is true.  P2 exists.  Roberto Calvi committed suicide, despite the odd manner in which he decided to supposedly kill himself.  John Paul I died of natural causes.
Even if you don't believe in such thing, I seriously doubt that the Vatican is going to do anything major with the Vatican Bank.  Considering the skeletons in that closet, it would be a nasty subject to touch.


I freaking fail.  What I meant to say is that "If you're NOT a conspiracy theorist..."
 
2013-06-26 06:15:28 PM
He's a dead man walking. Shame. I wonder if he'll be found hanging under a bridge?
 
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