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(Some Guy)   Pope John Paul I set to be beatified September 4th. Pope George Ringo unavailable for comment   (uscatholic.org) divider line
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2022-09-01 8:49:22 AM  
Oh, so he fed am the poor, the starving? He brought about world peace? He brought the church rapists to justice? He gave back all the precious metals his church stole from the natives?

Good for him.
 
2022-09-01 8:52:50 AM  
This is the one who was pope for about a month, right?
 
2022-09-01 8:55:21 AM  
Calling out Farkers in headlines, even old Farkers who don't post anymore, is not allowed Submitter.
 
2022-09-01 8:56:13 AM  
Good, I imagine as a corpse he's pretty ugly
 
2022-09-01 8:57:09 AM  

vudukungfu: Oh, so he fed am the poor, the starving? He brought about world peace? He brought the church rapists to justice? He gave back all the precious metals his church stole from the natives?


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2022-09-01 8:57:20 AM  

Karma Chameleon: Good, I imagine as a corpse he's pretty ugly


They're going all out, RuPaul will be doing his new makeup.
 
2022-09-01 8:59:31 AM  
OK, Pope is coming out
 
2022-09-01 9:01:05 AM  

loser0: This is the one who was pope for about a month, right?


Yeah.  They're really lowering the bar on miracles with modern saints.  This guy is getting credited with saving a critically ill girl in Argentina because the family and staff of her hospital prayed "exclusively" to Pope JPI.  Like, fark the medical team working to save the girl, credit to the Pope on the other side of the world. Like, if this were the NHL he'd be given an assist at best.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/13/world/europe/pope-john-paul-i-beatified-saint.html
 
2022-09-01 9:02:21 AM  
I can count on zero hands how much I give a shiat about this.  I can't even believe I'm putting this much energy into typing this message.
 
2022-09-01 9:07:28 AM  
Nice job subby.
 
2022-09-01 9:09:13 AM  
Seriously? I mean, he's a good bass player, but a saint? Please. No.
 
2022-09-01 9:10:00 AM  
Anybody else amused by the fact that the Catholic Church has morphed into exactly what their "good book" warned them not to worship?
 
2022-09-01 9:10:58 AM  

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<chuckle> Now I'm just envisioning Pope John Paul  II's secret life as gorgor....
 
2022-09-01 9:14:21 AM  
My catholic friends are probably the most devote people I know, but I find it so weird they give credence to beatification, canonization, etc.  None of this stuff is in the bible (as far as I know).
 
2022-09-01 9:20:26 AM  

Boojum2k: Karma Chameleon: Good, I imagine as a corpse he's pretty ugly

They're going all out, RuPaul will be doing his new makeup.


Lol RuPaul doesn't do makeup. She's had other people putting her in drag for years and years.
 
2022-09-01 9:21:39 AM  

loser0: This is the one who was pope for about a month, right?


Apparently that's how you get Sainted.
 
2022-09-01 9:27:12 AM  

vudukungfu: Oh, so he fed am the poor, the starving? He brought about world peace? He brought the church rapists to justice? He gave back all the precious metals his church stole from the natives?

Good for him.


Why do you think they had him killed? He was going to start that process by rooting out the mobsters in the Vatican bank.
 
2022-09-01 9:28:20 AM  

Kris_Romm: loser0: This is the one who was pope for about a month, right?

Apparently that's how you get Sainted.


His short reign means he committed the fewest crimes against humanity of any pope in the past century. So that's nice.
 
2022-09-01 9:31:29 AM  
I'm assuming that one of the miracles used to justify his sainthood was being able to successfully cover up the international child abuse network he led.

Kudos, I guess?
 
2022-09-01 9:31:42 AM  

stuhayes2010: My catholic friends are probably the most devote people I know, but I find it so weird they give credence to beatification, canonization, etc.  None of this stuff is in the bible (as far as I know).


Raised catholic, 11 years in the schools.
The Bible is kind of just...there...with Catholics.
More interested in message than content.  They give the book big numbers, and use it as necessary, but they really like the movie better.

Kinda theSupreme Court of interpreting the meaning, not the text of the law.
 
2022-09-01 9:32:30 AM  
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2022-09-01 9:40:55 AM  
FTFA: "discontinuing the use of the sedia gestatoria, the portable throne on which popes had been carried in public for more than a thousand years.
Barely a month later, he was dead."

As a fat guy, I'd have had the prick killed too.
 
2022-09-01 9:43:30 AM  

stuhayes2010: My catholic friends are probably the most devote people I know, but I find it so weird they give credence to beatification, canonization, etc.  None of this stuff is in the bible (as far as I know).


While I'm not Catholic (or religious in general) myself, I did go to Catholic grade schools complete with training classes (theology, scripture, Church history, etc.).  My layperson's understanding from that is probably best put as the Bible is a starting point or foundational aspect, but they're not the literalist all bible all the time a lot of the American protestant groups seem to be.  We were taught about it including a lot of allegory and it being a product of its place and time.  The broader theology is important, but the actual human institution itself is acknowledged and important and taught as such.  With something like saints, it's almost more them as a teaching tool for what their actions represent instead of God pikachu-ing a specific person for a halo.
 
2022-09-01 10:06:54 AM  
Dead magic boss of world's biggest child molester factory set to become even more magical via ceremony of wealthy old rapists in gilded dresses & silly hats praising a gay brown Jew who hated the rich.
 
2022-09-01 10:23:24 AM  

New Rising Sun: loser0: This is the one who was pope for about a month, right?

Yeah.  They're really lowering the bar on miracles with modern saints.  This guy is getting credited with saving a critically ill girl in Argentina because the family and staff of her hospital prayed "exclusively" to Pope JPI.  Like, fark the medical team working to save the girl, credit to the Pope on the other side of the world. Like, if this were the NHL he'd be given an assist at best.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/13/world/europe/pope-john-paul-i-beatified-saint.html


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2022-09-01 11:16:23 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Seriously? I mean, he's a good bass player, but a saint? Please. No.


Let me ruin the joke. He is being beatified which does not make him a saint. But it is a necessary first step. But it is no guarantee of it happening.
 
2022-09-01 11:21:10 AM  

Nirbo: FTFA: "discontinuing the use of the sedia gestatoria, the portable throne on which popes had been carried in public for more than a thousand years.
Barely a month later, he was dead."

As a fat guy, I'd have had the prick killed too.


Assassination is a popular theory:

https://novusordowatch.org/2019/10/ex-mobster-murder-john-paul1/

"Ex-Mafia Gangster confesses he helped murder "Pope" John Paul I in 1978"

https://allthatsinteresting.com/pope-john-paul-i

"Yallop claims that the pope was aware of corruption within the Vatican Bank and that that was the reason he was killed. "
 
2022-09-01 11:54:34 AM  

snocone: Anybody else amused by the fact that the Catholic Church has morphed into exactly what their "good book" warned them not to worship?


Protestants are I'm sure.
 
2022-09-01 12:02:34 PM  
Bukharin  
Assassination is a popular theory:
https://novusordowatch.org/2019/10/ex-mobster-murder-john-paul1/
"Ex-Mafia Gangster confesses he helped murder "Pope" John Paul I in 1978"
https://allthatsinteresting.com/pope-john-paul-i
"Yallop claims that the pope was aware of corruption within the Vatican Bank and that that was the reason he was killed. "


Wasn't this part of the plot of Godfather Part III?
 
2022-09-01 12:32:59 PM  

drtgb: Bukharin  
Assassination is a popular theory:
https://novusordowatch.org/2019/10/ex-mobster-murder-john-paul1/
"Ex-Mafia Gangster confesses he helped murder "Pope" John Paul I in 1978"
https://allthatsinteresting.com/pope-john-paul-i
"Yallop claims that the pope was aware of corruption within the Vatican Bank and that that was the reason he was killed. "

Wasn't this part of the plot of Godfather Part III?


gonna be honest, I never watched that one.
 
2022-09-01 12:58:22 PM  

Bukharin: Nirbo: FTFA: "discontinuing the use of the sedia gestatoria, the portable throne on which popes had been carried in public for more than a thousand years.
Barely a month later, he was dead."

As a fat guy, I'd have had the prick killed too.

Assassination is a popular theory:

https://novusordowatch.org/2019/10/ex-mobster-murder-john-paul1/

"Ex-Mafia Gangster confesses he helped murder "Pope" John Paul I in 1978"

https://allthatsinteresting.com/pope-john-paul-i

"Yallop claims that the pope was aware of corruption within the Vatican Bank and that that was the reason he was killed. "


Novusordowatch....  These Massholes kill me.  Everything Vatican II is bad, every Pope after that is a "Pope" (Quotes intended to mean "Not my pope" anti-christ), only our way is valid, everyone else going to hell, etc, etc, etc.   All this defending God makes you wonder if God is God, why does he need our defense, why does he prefer the Roman customs when he was Jewish, under occupation by Rome, etc, etc?  I wouldn't be surprised if they burn the word love into the club they use to beat others, so they can absolve themselves of Jesus' request that they love one another.

I hadn't heard this version of Pope Paul I's murder, but there has been plenty of other things said like him being a KGB plant, etc.

Honestly the way these christians behave is enough to make you Buddhist.
 
2022-09-01 2:52:37 PM  
Was I not the only person confused as a young child, growing up hearing about:

Pope John Paul
John Paul George Ringo
John Paul Jones

?
 
2022-09-01 8:36:16 PM  

loser0: This is the one who was pope for about a month, right?


Yes. It was quite a shock, though as the article notes, he had been taking medication for heart disease for years.
 
2022-09-02 5:56:05 AM  

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<chuckle> Now I'm just envisioning Pope John Paul  II's secret life as gorgor....


Does anyone else miss that endless bundle of fun, Gorgor? Please come back, all is forgiven, just nothing involving a blender please...
 
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