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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 33
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2014-01-09 10:15:49 AM  
7 votes:

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 12:25:09 PM  
6 votes:

meat0918: Raised Roman Catholic, almost became a priest, became an atheist and computer scientist instead.


Just not into sex, huh?
2014-01-09 09:05:01 AM  
5 votes:
Do they still get to keep Curate, Prefect, Canon, Lama, and Patriarch? I mean, depending on level.
2014-01-09 11:05:58 AM  
4 votes:
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 10:23:04 AM  
3 votes:

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


That would be AWESOME!

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2014-01-09 09:08:04 AM  
3 votes:
"Monsignor Honorific" is the name of my new boy band.
2014-01-09 12:13:01 PM  
2 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Foundling: Raised Catholic.
Never figured out what the hell a "Monsignor" was.

Monsignor : Priest :: Sergeant Major : Sergent

More or less.


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What's your malfunction, Padre?

2014-01-09 12:07:47 PM  
2 votes:

HAMMERTOE: TV's Vinnie: I'll bet she's shooting cinderblocks from her ass every time she hears of the latest thing coming out of Rome these days.

Don't forget, to the church, the pope is the living, breathing mouth of god. He is called the Holy See because he can see things other men can't, do things other men can't do...

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So what you're saying here is, god's a mouth breather?

:)
2014-01-09 11:48:43 AM  
2 votes:

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


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2014-01-09 11:21:06 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:15:03 AM  
2 votes:

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


annied.blog.com
2014-01-09 11:11:58 AM  
2 votes:
Why do priests need titles? Do they get extra altar boys or something?
mhd
2014-01-09 10:59:37 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:55:17 AM  
2 votes:

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


Only if you give up.
2014-01-09 01:17:43 PM  
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: 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.



"That's a mighty handsome woman!"
static1.wikia.nocookie.net
2014-01-09 01:13:58 PM  
1 votes:
And "relax", really?
2014-01-09 12:33:31 PM  
1 votes:

Laobaojun: 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.


Which change was that?  If you are protesting the mass being said in English instead of Latin, switching to the Episcopalian church isn't going to help.
2014-01-09 12:20:08 PM  
1 votes:

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


www.sippitysup.com
If they do I'll go to Church. And I'm not even Catholic.
2014-01-09 11:51:24 AM  
1 votes:

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.


Probably.

They are the "George Carlin's" of the place.
m00
2014-01-09 11:48:15 AM  
1 votes:

yakmans_dad: I've always treated Faith and Belief as synonyms. I don't understand the distinction you assert. (Ex-Catholic)


I believe in global warming but I have faith that Democrats will be the ones who completely sell out the planet and all life to corporations under the guise of environmentalism.
2014-01-09 11:36:29 AM  
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: I'll bet she's shooting cinderblocks from her ass every time she hears of the latest thing coming out of Rome these days.


Don't forget, to the church, the pope is the living, breathing mouth of god. He is called the Holy See because he can see things other men can't, do things other men can't do...

www.syffal.com
2014-01-09 11:33:35 AM  
1 votes:

Foundling: Raised Catholic.
Never figured out what the hell a "Monsignor" was.


I just found out how to spell it.
2014-01-09 11:25:24 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:19:32 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:16:20 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:16:02 AM  
1 votes:
That dog won't hunt, monsignor.
2014-01-09 11:10:46 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:08:24 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:02:28 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:00:32 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:59:28 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2014-01-09 10:05:05 AM  
1 votes:
Something tells me this new pope has an impending date with serious illness in his near future.
2014-01-09 09:25:24 AM  
1 votes:
"Monsignor" sounds like a kind of cheese.
 
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