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(The Daily Beast)   Meet the secret society of priests who hate Pope Francis   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2020-08-16 4:16:10 PM  
Coordinated by that POS Bannon.
 
2020-08-16 4:30:13 PM  
I'm surprised Pope Francis hasn't had a number of people excommunicated.
 
2020-08-16 4:42:22 PM  
Leatherby's story is somewhat complicated by allegations of a breach of his vow of celibacy through romantic affairs with at least two adult women, one of whom he publicly confessed his love to in a now rather embarrassing video that has been widely circulated. In it, he begins by addressing an unidentified woman: "Hey, Baby Doll. I love that without mascara that you are still strikingly beautiful," the priest says into his phone camera as he drives his car at night. "I love that. I love it, like, a lot. A lot a lot. I loved it earlier when I saw you, and you didn't have it on, and I loved it all night long."

"Somewhat complicated".  Ummmm... I don't think it's at all complicated.  This is a guy who thinks the Church's rules don't apply to him, but his version of the rules applies to everyone else.  Doesn't help it that he's, like, the worst f*cking romeo on the goddamn planet.
 
2020-08-16 4:49:28 PM  

bluenovaman: I'm surprised Pope Francis hasn't had a number of people excommunicated.


He is, above all, a master politician. He might want to bring charges but knows the price.
 
2020-08-16 5:01:34 PM  
So they still like this guy. Okay.
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2020-08-16 5:18:49 PM  
Odds are that -- at 93 -- Benedict may not even know he was Pope these days.  If he does know that he was Pope, have these shiatkickers even asked him if gives a crap that they think he's still Pope?
 
2020-08-16 5:30:32 PM  

Breaker Moran: Odds are that -- at 93 -- Benedict may not even know he was Pope these days.  If he does know that he was Pope, have these shiatkickers even asked him if gives a crap that they think he's still Pope?


It's not about what he thinks.  It's about them defending and perpetuating a set of rules that make it possible for them to believe that they are the special ones.
 
2020-08-16 5:35:38 PM  

Breaker Moran: Odds are that -- at 93 -- Benedict may not even know he was Pope these days.  If he does know that he was Pope, have these shiatkickers even asked him if gives a crap that they think he's still Pope?


It is not important that the Emperor understands he is the ruler. He just has to sign the things the Shogun puts in front of him.
 
2020-08-16 5:52:59 PM  
Ah yes, the Order of the Wannabee Evangelicals.
 
2020-08-16 6:07:43 PM  
Same Christ, different cracker.
 
2020-08-16 6:12:10 PM  
Leatherby's story is somewhat complicated by allegations of a breach of his vow of celibacy through romantic affairs with at least two adult women, one of whom he publicly confessed his love to in a now rather embarrassing video that has been widely circulated

He clearly is filled with the Love of Christ.  And then some.
 
2020-08-16 6:26:15 PM  
Guys. Guys. Mother Teresa was super cool for making people suffer unnecessarily. Guys!
 
2020-08-16 6:45:29 PM  

gameshowhost: Guys. Guys. Mother Teresa was super cool for making people suffer unnecessarily. Guys!


Suffering (like Jesus did) makes you a better christian.  The poor, sick, and downtrodden have an automelatic in. The rich can suffer by giving the church some money.  Easier than sickness, beatings, abuse, starvation.

They are saying Jesus is impressed if you are suffering. Makes him feel good.  He will do favors for you as a result.
 
2020-08-16 6:53:33 PM  

Nocrash: gameshowhost: Guys. Guys. Mother Teresa was super cool for making people suffer unnecessarily. Guys!

Suffering (like Jesus did) makes you a better christian.  The poor, sick, and downtrodden have an automelatic in. The rich can suffer by giving the church some money.  Easier than sickness, beatings, abuse, starvation.

They are saying Jesus is impressed if you are suffering. Makes him feel good.  He will do favors for you as a result.


Automatic in. If suffering, don't curse God, instead tell Jesus you dig him. He loves that and will save you a place in heaven.
 
2020-08-16 7:08:07 PM  
Cool. Enjoy your grape juice, asshole.
 
2020-08-16 7:08:20 PM  
If my priest was named LeatherBoy I'd be a bit concerned.
 
2020-08-16 7:09:37 PM  
Follow the Nazi, but not the Latin guy? Sounds about right.
 
2020-08-16 7:11:05 PM  
Who does this Francis guy think he is?  Pope or something?  How dare he try to hold the priesthood to their vows?

/ still think women should be ordained and priests married.
 
2020-08-16 7:12:56 PM  
So, they believe a guy who willing, actively, openly, and intentionally chose to give up the job...still has the job?

I'm fairly sure Benedict doesn't want to deal with their bullshiat either.
 
2020-08-16 7:13:26 PM  

Another Government Employee: bluenovaman: I'm surprised Pope Francis hasn't had a number of people excommunicated.

He is, above all, a master politician. He might want to bring charges but knows the price.


Uh, he is more like a social activist than a politician. He has tried to bring changes that were thwarted, especially in the USA. American cardinals and bishops are the Vatican's politicians and master manipulators.
 
2020-08-16 7:14:26 PM  
Oh look, conservatives being intractable ideologues.  Must be a day.
 
2020-08-16 7:20:14 PM  
What a dumb group of people. Benedict stepped down. He wasn't forced out. He was 85 and felt that he couldn't do the job anymore.
 
2020-08-16 7:21:16 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Leatherby's story is somewhat complicated by allegations of a breach of his vow of celibacy through romantic affairs with at least two adult women, one of whom he publicly confessed his love to in a now rather embarrassing video that has been widely circulated. In it, he begins by addressing an unidentified woman: "Hey, Baby Doll. I love that without mascara that you are still strikingly beautiful," the priest says into his phone camera as he drives his car at night. "I love that. I love it, like, a lot. A lot a lot. I loved it earlier when I saw you, and you didn't have it on, and I loved it all night long."

"Somewhat complicated".  Ummmm... I don't think it's at all complicated.  This is a guy who thinks the Church's rules don't apply to him, but his version of the rules applies to everyone else.  Doesn't help it that he's, like, the worst f*cking romeo on the goddamn planet.


We're about to get another splinter group of batshiat insane priests who think they're the Church in Exile, aren't we? It's like the worst Linux fork ever.
 
2020-08-16 7:27:48 PM  
Secret society?  Their is a whole faction of conservative clergy that criticize the Pope publicly.

DNRTFA
 
2020-08-16 7:29:34 PM  

Maynard G. Muskievote: Cool. Enjoy your grape juice, asshole.


He's a Leatherby. More than likely it's ice cream.
 
2020-08-16 7:32:25 PM  
Wow. You'd think that keeping all 1.3B Catholics (roughly 18% of the world's population), including 415K priests, uniformly happy and with the program would be super easy with, you know, God's assistance.
 
2020-08-16 7:35:12 PM  
Who slapped the dick(s) out of their mouths?
 
2020-08-16 7:37:11 PM  
Meh.  Pope Vadar resigned.  Its no skin off Francis's ass that Vadar decided that he was no longer fit to be the Voice of God on earth...  even though his election to that post is supposed to be of Devine Intent...  meaning either God is not All Knowing... or the Church is full of 2000 years of composing bullshiat.
 
2020-08-16 7:37:47 PM  
Who keeps spamming DailyBeast links here? And who keeps accepting them?
 
2020-08-16 7:38:04 PM  
Over in Freeperland the most righteous god-botherers are the ones most open about their sheer visceral hatred of that hippy Pope.

So, presumably he's doing something right.
 
2020-08-16 7:39:40 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Wow. You'd think that keeping all 1.3B Catholics (roughly 18% of the world's population), including 415K priests, uniformly happy and with the program would be super easy with, you know, God's assistance.


You should know?

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2020-08-16 7:40:00 PM  
It's one thing to dislike a current pope.  It's another thing entirely when this relic is lurking around Castel Gandolfo and Benedict's Apartments, with some plan involving billions of oligarch money and right wing boys groups, clutching a sad French SF novel that has a racist solution to a pandemic hitting brown people.

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2020-08-16 7:40:20 PM  
"Religion of Peace"
 
2020-08-16 7:42:02 PM  
Naturally. Francis is a Jesuit, meaning he takes a no-bullshiat approach toward Christ's followers living by the teachings of, you know, Christ.
 
2020-08-16 7:44:21 PM  

Breaker Moran: Odds are that -- at 93 -- Benedict may not even know he was Pope these days.  If he does know that he was Pope, have these shiatkickers even asked him if gives a crap that they think he's still Pope?


Did Benedict step down because he knew he had impending Alzheimers or dementia?  If so, his retirement makes a lot more sense, with modern medicine able to keep the elderly alive for years and years past the freshness date of their minds.  A pope needs to be mentally nimble right until the end.

With Catholic teaching what it is on "End of Life" matters, I can see that this will be a problem with many Popes far into the future.
 
2020-08-16 7:45:39 PM  
I love how farkers who are atheist get so wrapped up in other people's religion.  Sort of like how my friends in the UK get so passionate about U.S. politics while their own government is doing things like jailing people for their speech and thoughts.
 
2020-08-16 7:46:56 PM  

WastrelWay: Who keeps spamming DailyBeast links here? And who keeps accepting them?


No paywall, I like it.
 
2020-08-16 7:46:59 PM  

Dumski: So they still like this guy. Okay.
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"We want the Nazi!  We want the Nazi!"
 
2020-08-16 7:49:47 PM  

indy_kid: Dumski: So they still like this guy. Okay.
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"We want the Nazi!  We want the Nazi!"


I can live with Pope Vadar being a Nazi.

His real crime is that he *ran* the Vatican Protection Program for Pedophiles for decades.
 
2020-08-16 7:50:28 PM  
Looks like somebody violated the first two rules of Frock Club...
 
2020-08-16 7:50:40 PM  
Conservative Catholics: "THE POPE IS INFALLIBLE!!!"
*Pope starts to stay liberal things*
Conservative Catholics: 
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2020-08-16 7:52:12 PM  
Let me guess...Americans *reads article* Yep, figures Francis is to liberal for most Americans because he follows the words and actions of Christ too closely.
 
2020-08-16 7:52:37 PM  
They're all deluded and wrong.

The only True Pope is Jean Malraux I
 
2020-08-16 7:55:06 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: I love how farkers who are atheist get so wrapped up in other people's religion.


If others kept their religious beliefs to themselves, there would be no issue.  But as long as we have the "Moral Majority", "Trump Evangelicals", "Prosperity Gospel preachers", etc., pushing their agendas on others, expect us atheists, agnostics, and actual believers to call them out on their bullshiat.
 
2020-08-16 7:56:07 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: I love how farkers who are atheist get so wrapped up in other people's religion.  Sort of like how my friends in the UK get so passionate about U.S. politics while their own government is doing things like jailing people for their speech and thoughts.


I was raised Catholic. I'm not even atheist, I just got tired of the BS that organized religion is. And articles like this are why I stopped going to church.

People are getting sick and tired of the double standards and hypocrisy coming from the Catholic Church in this country for the past few decades. The fact that leadership in this country seem to suggest that you can only be a good Catholic of you vote Republican (even Trump) was the last straw.

So please, just shut up. According to you, I have more of a right to discuss the article than you do.
 
2020-08-16 7:56:47 PM  
Catholics gonna catholic. As a Jew, I say, meh.
 
2020-08-16 7:59:57 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: I love how farkers who are atheist get so wrapped up in other people's religion.  Sort of like how my friends in the UK get so passionate about U.S. politics while their own government is doing things like jailing people for their speech and thoughts.


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2020-08-16 8:03:06 PM  
Opus Derp
 
2020-08-16 8:04:30 PM  

GrogSmash: Meh.  Pope Vadar resigned.  Its no skin off Francis's ass that Vadar decided that he was no longer fit to be the Voice of God on earth...  even though his election to that post is supposed to be of Devine Intent...  meaning either God is not All Knowing... or the Church is full of 2000 years of composing bullshiat.


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2020-08-16 8:05:45 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Leatherby's story is somewhat complicated by allegations of a breach of his vow of celibacy through romantic affairs with at least two adult women, one of whom he publicly confessed his love to in a now rather embarrassing video that has been widely circulated. In it, he begins by addressing an unidentified woman: "Hey, Baby Doll. I love that without mascara that you are still strikingly beautiful," the priest says into his phone camera as he drives his car at night. "I love that. I love it, like, a lot. A lot a lot. I loved it earlier when I saw you, and you didn't have it on, and I loved it all night long."

"Somewhat complicated".  Ummmm... I don't think it's at all complicated.  This is a guy who thinks the Church's rules don't apply to him, but his version of the rules applies to everyone else.  Doesn't help it that he's, like, the worst f*cking romeo on the goddamn planet.


Well, he's no longer a priest.  So he can do whatever.  Those were the rules last I heard.
 
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