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32 thoughts on “Say hi to Pope Frank, the people’s Pope

  1. LOL EMC you just reminded me of a mate who directed his version of The Three Musketeers; he had three of Richelieu’s guards doing a rap number called ‘You can kiss my ring’
    Of course as a fellow feline, I too enjoy this dexterous advantage

  2. Classic, Dog, absolutely brilliant! Infallibubbles. Thou shalt chilleth out. The Myki ticket inspectors. Stop! Stop! It’s too much. You should do this thing for a living…

  3. pope Frank is not the Messiah, you know, he’s just a very very naughty boy.

    I know that’s not funny, but what is funny is that dog in the bottom left frame. He looks completely out of it! bent, wasted, off his trolley bwahahaha.

  4. Dearest Doggest de la Luna Mio Mine,
    Stunningly perfect! Huzzah! Again,
    as i always say,
    who needs to read the news or watch tv,
    our DDdlLMM (FD in short), provides
    ALL the news and commentary i need, full stop.
    This is now on my top ten FD list….
    until the next stunningly perfect superbity
    rolls off your pencil.
    thank you, in a word.
    yours ever faithfully,
    moi aussie

  5. I sometimes wonder if some of these Catholic “priests” need something really bad to confess too, to get closer to their idea of God?

    [Pearldrops on rosaries, and whiskers off kittens
    Livid red welts, and blood on my mittens,
    Brown coloured children tied up with strings
    These are a few of my favourite things!]

  6. PHILLIPA J: And where do you think St Francis Xavier got his name from? St Francis of Assisi. The latter pre-dated the former by some three hundred years. Also, there’s a certain quixoticism about the Jesuits-some of the most arrogant men on the planet-always banging on about their own humility: even to the point of pretending to be as humble as St Francis of Assisi.

    It will be interesting to see if today’s Pope Francis I comes clean about his own involvement with the sickening and murderous dictatorship of General Jorge Videla in the late 1970’s Argentina.

  7. Actuallah, if we’re going to be totally accurate he’s officially Pope Francis (without the 1) as there aren’t any others to distinguish him from. And what I heard from my sources in the conclave is that he is a big fan of Francis from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and also Francis the Talking Mule, so the inspiration might be much more recent.

  8. Frankly, I reckon this pope will endorse whatever washing machine is going round he is so loose this goose according to reputation. He will be inundated with requests to put his face where it counts on condoms too.

  9. Phillipa’s point is important – there are all those Doomsdayers out there convinced this would be the last Pope, Peter the Roman, the Black Pope, ushering in the end of the world. Then, not only is he not black, but he went and called himself Francis! To justify this they are bringing out the story that when he retired Francis of Assisi changed his name to Peter. But he’s named for Francis Xavier, the first Jesuit. If we can’t rely on First Dog to check his facts and stem the tide of ignorance then who can we rely on? Perhaps it really is the end of the world!

  10. Mrs Boo, Francis Xavier was not the first Jesuit. That distinction goes to Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, aka the Jesuit priesthood. Because Jesuit priests wear black, the Superior-General of the Society of Jesus is known as the ‘Black Pope’, in contrast to the all-white worn by the Pope. Francis is an interesting choice for many reasons. In South America, most Jesuits are liberation theologists – Marxist Catholics. Francis is by no means a liberation theologist, but he lived and worked in the slums of Buenos Aires for many years and he is big on social justice and advocacy. As a lapsed and utterly disillusioned Catholic who detested John Paul II and appalled at Benedict’s apparent indifference to the child abuse scandals, the mere fact that Francis rocked up at his hotel this morning to pick up his luggage and finalise his bill made me smile. Not all Jesuits are arrogant. I’ve known a few in the course of my life and they were all liberation theologists. Most are left-wing and passionately committed to helping the poor. And you never hear of Jesuits abusing children. They generally tend to have affairs – and committed relationships – with adult women.

  11. Marxist Catholics ?!!?

    Here. Have a drag on this pipe

    “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people”.

  12. Are not there some parishes in South America where the priests are married?

    I haven’t seen any mention of this yet amidst all this histrionic nonsense and breast beating about how wonderful it all is and how low key and how humble and how…

    How mental the ABC reporters fell into this manner of reporting it as if walking on Holy Ground … what distasteful behaviour for reporters

    Dogonaut Lounge

  13. It is truly astonishing. The first thing any religion does is to get stuck into everyone’s sex life. FFS how do the leaders think they get here?

    After screwing (no pun intended) people’s sex lives they declared women to be of little value. Islam is as bad as Christianity and Judaism- except that Islam is five hundred years behind most forms of Christianity.