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(CBS News)   Pope Francis eliminates "monsignor" honorific for priests, says that they should not have any titles, especially "prime suspect"   (cbsnews.com) divider line 166
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2014-01-09 09:05:01 AM
Do they still get to keep Curate, Prefect, Canon, Lama, and Patriarch? I mean, depending on level.
 
2014-01-09 09:08:04 AM
"Monsignor Honorific" is the name of my new boy band.
 
2014-01-09 09:25:24 AM
"Monsignor" sounds like a kind of cheese.
 
2014-01-09 09:54:30 AM
So they're going back to making everyone Bishops again?
 
2014-01-09 10:05:05 AM
Something tells me this new pope has an impending date with serious illness in his near future.
 
2014-01-09 10:15:49 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: So they're going back to making everyone Bishops again?


Just when they were getting used to being able to walk non-diagonally, too
 
2014-01-09 10:23:04 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: So they're going back to making everyone Bishops again?


That would be AWESOME!

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2014-01-09 10:50:42 AM
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2014-01-09 10:51:28 AM

Diogenes: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: So they're going back to making everyone Bishops again?

That would be AWESOME!

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I see your Bishop, and raise you

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2014-01-09 10:54:40 AM
Do I still have to call him Uncle when in public?
 
2014-01-09 10:55:17 AM

Jmb5346: Do I still have to call him Uncle when in public?


Only if you give up.
 
2014-01-09 10:56:32 AM
I wouldn't worry the next pope will bring the title back just as soon as this pope has dies of unexplained natural causes
 
2014-01-09 10:58:25 AM

Ghastly: Something tells me this new pope has an impending date with serious illness in his near future.


He made it this far. Something tells me he's really, really good at not getting ill.
 
2014-01-09 10:59:28 AM
Growing up, 2 of my favorite leaders in my church were monsignors.  They didn't try to f*ck me or anything, so MAJOR points there.
 
mhd
2014-01-09 10:59:37 AM

Sybarite: Do they still get to keep Curate, Prefect, Canon, Lama, and Patriarch? I mean, depending on level.


Let's be honest, it's more likely that they're Filchers, Sharpers and Magsmen.
 
2014-01-09 11:00:32 AM
He's beat the odds in the 'New Pope' pool by weeks.  I hope he keeps this up for a long time.  He does make wonder what is happening to attendance in church.  Last time there was this degree of change in the Catholic church, in my town there was a mass 'walk of shame' from the Catholic church to the Episcopalian church.

/Made for interesting times at the Episcopalian church; lots of hot new Italian girls.  Yowza!
 
2014-01-09 11:02:26 AM

Osato: Ghastly: Something tells me this new pope has an impending date with serious illness in his near future.

He made it this far. Something tells me he's really, really good at not getting ill.


I wonder if being a Jesuit has anything to do with it.

/This will be the last Jesuit pope for centuries.
 
2014-01-09 11:02:28 AM
My dead paternal grandmother is spinning in Hell over this, after decades of "Monsignor said this" and "Monsignor said that" while she was a lying, conniving biatch to my brothers and me.

/Just because you go to church, say the novena, and scream from the top of your lungs how good a Catholic you are doesn't mean you're a good Catholic
 
2014-01-09 11:02:36 AM
In the military you way still refer to them as Padre.
 
2014-01-09 11:05:14 AM
We met with the monsignor, who served at our church, on a vacation to Rome.  He was working for the Vatican at the time and gave us a cool tour of some off the beaten bath churches that were not open to the public.  Awesome guy.

/csb
 
2014-01-09 11:05:43 AM
Father Secola slightly mollified.
 
2014-01-09 11:05:58 AM
Two monsignors were discussing Pope Francis and his changes in the Catholic Church.  One lamented the loss of majesty in the stature of the pope rubbing shoulders with the poor.  The other decried Pope Francis' crypto-socialist broadside against capitalism.  Both agreed, however, that it was unlikely Pope Francis would ordain women as priests.  Upon parting, one monsignor said to the other, "but our children will probably live to see that day."
 
2014-01-09 11:07:43 AM

maram500: My dead paternal grandmother is spinning in Hell over this, after decades of "Monsignor said this" and "Monsignor said that" while she was a lying, conniving biatch to my brothers and me.

/Just because you go to church, say the novena, and scream from the top of your lungs how good a Catholic you are doesn't mean you're a good Catholic


This Pope and Jesus agrees.

/local Monsignor is called "Father So-and-So" out of habit
 
2014-01-09 11:08:24 AM

Sybarite: Do they still get to keep Curate, Prefect, Canon, Lama, and Patriarch? I mean, depending on level.


RIP Llama
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2014-01-09 11:10:46 AM

Gunny Highway: We met with the monsignor, who served at our church, on a vacation to Rome.  He was working for the Vatican at the time and gave us a cool tour of some off the beaten bath churches that were not open to the public.  Awesome guy.

/csb


The first rule of Vatican Fight Club is you do not talk about Vatican Fight Club
 
2014-01-09 11:11:58 AM
Why do priests need titles? Do they get extra altar boys or something?
 
2014-01-09 11:12:04 AM

maram500: My dead paternal grandmother is spinning in Hell over this, after decades of "Monsignor said this" and "Monsignor said that" while she was a lying, conniving biatch to my brothers and me.


What are people going to do if the church refuses to enable and validate their hate-filled hearts any more?
 
2014-01-09 11:12:29 AM
So what's he doing about the priests who have committed crimes and been moved to different locations? You know, the ones whose crimes the church knows all about, whose statute of limitations have been reached in the real world, and who Pope Hopey Change promised to do something about? What about that?

/in before cries of "stop not sucking off the pope! what's wrong with you!"
 
2014-01-09 11:13:03 AM

Osato: Ghastly: Something tells me this new pope has an impending date with serious illness in his near future.

He made it this far. Something tells me he's really, really good at not getting ill.


I think that's why he lives and eats communally with a bunch of other priests.
 
2014-01-09 11:14:11 AM

Shadi: Sybarite: Do they still get to keep Curate, Prefect, Canon, Lama, and Patriarch? I mean, depending on level.

RIP Llama
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I love this meme best when it's completely out of context. Just like this. +1
 
2014-01-09 11:14:23 AM

Laobaojun: He's beat the odds in the 'New Pope' pool by weeks.  I hope he keeps this up for a long time.  He does make wonder what is happening to attendance in church.  Last time there was this degree of change in the Catholic church, in my town there was a mass 'walk of shame' from the Catholic church to the Episcopalian church.

/Made for interesting times at the Episcopalian church; lots of hot new Italian girls.  Yowza!


If I still had faith, I'd be in the pews.

Raised Roman Catholic, almost became a priest, became an atheist and computer scientist instead.
 
2014-01-09 11:14:29 AM
5But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,  6and love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,  7and greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.  8But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master,  even Christ; and all ye are brethren.  9And call no  man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.10Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master,  even Christ.  11But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.  12And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
 
2014-01-09 11:14:29 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: Pope Hopey Change


Is there nothing you farkwits cannot turn into a US based partisan battle ?

// give it a break every once in a while, not everything depends on petty US political battles
 
2014-01-09 11:14:55 AM
So forgetful monsignors just get to have regular senior moments now? Sounds a bit harsh.
 
2014-01-09 11:15:03 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: So they're going back to making everyone Bishops again?


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2014-01-09 11:15:19 AM

Ghastly: Something tells me this new pope has an impending date with serious illness in his near future.


Why? I mean he's the best PR spin doctor the world has ever seen! He's taken the meaning of Pope from 'paedophile protector' to 'megalolz generator'
 
2014-01-09 11:16:02 AM
That dog won't hunt, monsignor.
 
2014-01-09 11:16:20 AM

Laobaojun: Osato: Ghastly: Something tells me this new pope has an impending date with serious illness in his near future.

He made it this far. Something tells me he's really, really good at not getting ill.

I wonder if being a Jesuit has anything to do with it.

/This will be the last Jesuit pope for centuries.


Aren't Jesuits the Satanic Ninjas of the Catholic world? I seem to recall a Chick Tract warning me of them.
 
2014-01-09 11:17:22 AM
Good. Humility is beneficial for the soul.
 
2014-01-09 11:19:32 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: So what's he doing about the priests who have committed crimes and been moved to different locations? You know, the ones whose crimes the church knows all about, whose statute of limitations have been reached in the real world, and who Pope Hopey Change promised to do something about? What about that?

/in before cries of "stop not sucking off the pope! what's wrong with you!"


You're just being racist against!
 
2014-01-09 11:21:06 AM
Anyone remember Mother Angelica on EWTN? She's so ubber oldschool that even the idea of the Mass spoken in English was too radical for her and insisted on it being 100% Latin. If they brought back the Spanish Inquisition, she'd be happy as fark about it.


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She had a few strokes in her latter years and one friend joked that she turned into "Long John Sister", but in the last few episodes she was on before the network asked her to "retire from TV" (probably because she was creeping the f*ck out of the viewers), she was still as backward as ever with her views.

I'll bet she's shooting cinderblocks from her ass every time she hears of the latest thing coming out of Rome these days.
 
2014-01-09 11:22:15 AM
Pope Francis' Statements Reported By Media Cause Doctrinal Confusion

Four: From the start of his pontificate in March, Francis has said he wants a church that "runs the risk of an accident," as he put it. In July in Brazil he encouraged millions of young people to go out and "make a mess." So he's not one to lose sleep over what people say about him. He'll just keep talking.

Seems he is a sloppy lay.
 
2014-01-09 11:22:46 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: So they're going back to making everyone Bishops again?


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2014-01-09 11:23:31 AM

Diogenes: "Monsignor Honorific" is the name of my new boy band.


Got this 7" at home.

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2014-01-09 11:25:24 AM
The pastor of the catholic school I went to got promoted to Monsignor, and you would have thought he was promoted to Cardinal for all of the pomp and circumstance they went through.

My cousin who was a monsignor resigned his post and married an ex-nun.  I can only imagine how freaky those two were.
 
2014-01-09 11:25:46 AM
meat0918:
If I still had  faith belief, I'd be in the pews.
Raised Roman Catholic, almost became a priest, became an atheist and computer scientist instead.


ftfy. Pet pieve. I suspect that as someone who "almost became a priest" you know that (according to Catholicism) no one is certain nor aware of their faith, not even the Pope.
 
2014-01-09 11:27:49 AM

EdBear: maram500: My dead paternal grandmother is spinning in Hell over this, after decades of "Monsignor said this" and "Monsignor said that" while she was a lying, conniving biatch to my brothers and me.

What are people going to do if the church refuses to enable and validate their hate-filled hearts any more?


stop being atheists?
 
2014-01-09 11:29:29 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: in before cries of "stop not sucking off the pope! what's wrong with you!"


this happens to you ?

interesting parties you go to
 
2014-01-09 11:30:04 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Growing up, 2 of my favorite leaders in my church were monsignors.  They didn't try to f*ck me or anything, so MAJOR points there.


It disturbs me that the lack of sexual abuse is enough to give someone points in your world...
 
2014-01-09 11:32:04 AM
Raised Catholic.
Never figured out what the hell a "Monsignor" was.
 
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