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

  1. zut alors

    ‘Infallibubbles’ – you should be sainted for that one, Mr Dog.

    Some days you transcend mere Walkley Awards.

  2. drmick

    If he starts the inqusition, I am dobbing Murdoch in for a start, and then Frank & the Boys from Argentina can start burning anyone they bloody like.

  3. ernmalleyscat

    As a cat, I’d love to kiss the Pope’s ring, but there’s quite a queue at the moment so I’ll just do my own. Excuse me.

  4. Venise Alstergren

    I love the 24 hour laundromat, not to mention the infallibubbles. Good one, Mr D.

  5. drovers cat

    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

  6. Holden Back

    @EMC & DC “Oh what a birthday surprise, Judy’s wearing his ring” always breaks me up.

  7. Ryan Moore

    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…

  8. Karen Hewitt

    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.

  9. moi aussie

    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

  10. klewso

    Relax – Frankie’s gone to Holywood.

  11. klewso

    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!]

  12. philippa johnson

    But his name Francis 1 comes from St Francis Xavier, friend and disciple of St. Ignatius of Loyola who founded the Jesuit order.

  13. First Dog On The Moon

    Philippa there are about 18000 errors of fact in this cartoon why do you choose this one?

  14. drovers cat

    Franky I don’t give a damn …

  15. Venise Alstergren

    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.

  16. ernmalleyscat

    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.

  17. drmick

    Don’t cry for me Argentina. Start Spreadin the gnus. Frankie is doin it his way; they made me pope of this joint an I got some scores to settle si.

  18. Sandshoe

    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.

  19. Mrs Boo

    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!

  20. Plonkoclock

    Reprise the cat.. Frankly,Mrs Boo..

  21. Petroleuse

    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.

  22. burninglog

    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”.

  23. Sandshoe

    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

  24. Holden Back

    @burninglog – stranger things have happened in the course of dialectics. Try Pierpaolo Pasolini, poet and film-maker, for one.

  25. Venise Alstergren

    HOLDEN: Pier Paulo Pasolini is a brilliant illustration. And, true to his Catholicism, he was an anti-abortionist. Communism and Catholicism are not mutually exclusive-merely a little unusual.

  26. Venise Alstergren

    ‘SHOE: Atta girl! It’s the same tripe that people come out with over our foreign head of state and her dysfunctional family.

  27. Venise Alstergren

    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.

  28. Sandshoe

    Venise: Thanks for the thumbs up. Sickening isn’t it.

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