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Old Boys don’t want girls playing “Old Maid” or “War”…just be good…

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Pope Francis to nuns: “Don’t be old maids”

Posted by Melinda Henneberger on May 8, 2013 at 9:59 am

…The Associated Press reports that in an audience Wednesday, “Pope Francis has told nuns from around the world that they must be spiritual mothers and not ‘old maids.’”

I am at a loss to see how this could be other than insulting to women who’ve already given up having families of their own to serve God. And the pontiff compounds this impression by going on to warn the sisters against “using their vocations for personal ambition….”

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“The Vatican decision last year to place the main representative group of U.S. Catholic sisters under the control of bishops was made without consultation or knowledge of the Vatican office that normally deals with matters of religious life, the office’s leader said Sunday.

That lack of discussion over whether to criticize the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), said Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, caused him “much pain.”

“We have to change this way of doing things,” said Braz de Aviz, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Religious.

“We have to improve these relationships,” he continued, referring to the April 2012 order regarding LCWR from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith — approved by Pope Benedict XVI — that ordered the U.S. sisters’ group to revise.”

http://www.npr.org/2012/05/03/151943345/nuns-and-the-vatican-a-clash-decades-

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Nuns feeling new Ruler in Rome doesn’t measure up?

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Vatican: Pope Francis supports crackdown on US nuns;

women had hoped for different approach

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said Monday that Pope Francis supports the Holy See’s crackdown on the largest umbrella group of U.S. nuns, dimming hopes that a Jesuit pope whose emphasis on the poor mirrored the nuns’ own social outreach would take a different approach than his predecessor.

The Vatican last year imposed an overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious after determining the sisters took positions that undermined Catholic teaching on the priesthood and homosexuality while promoting “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” Investigators praised the nuns’ humanitarian work, but accused them of ignoring critical issues, including fighting abortion.

See Full article here  Washington Post

The Final Wardrobe Malfunction- B16

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The Pope, (aka B-16)  wearing a fabulous vintage chiffon-lined Dior

gold lame gown
over a silk Vera Wang empire waist tulle cocktail dress,
accessorized

with a three-foot ‘House of Whoville’ hat

and
the ruby slippers Judy Garland wore in the Wizard of Oz,

on his way to tell us It’s Wrong to be Gay.

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Ron Jarett

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Cardinal Burke- yet another egregious act….
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Holy Smoke! We got a Pope!

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TA DA!

The House of Cards have elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, 

Jesuit archbishop of Buenos Aires, to be the new Pope.Sequoia-close-treeee

Pope Frankly…

 

“IF I WERE POPE” by Jan Philips


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If  I  Were  Pope

by Jan Philips

​Via several websites

If I were pope
I’d proclaim the end of my infallibility
and banish the word sin from the doctrines of faith

I’d ask half the bishops and cardinals
to replace themselves with a thoughtful woman
and complete their ministries in a prison or homeless shelter

If I were pope
I’d pay the mystics to write poetry all day
and have their words read at the Sunday Masses

I’d pay the prophets to upload their message
in five minute videos
for youtube viewers around the world

I’d hire a thousand displaced workers
to construct a new Sistine Chapel and cover it with mirrors
instead of male images

If I were pope
I’d announce a contest
for 10 new sacraments that celebrate
peace-making, justice, and interfaith creations.

I’d send envoys to the villages
to talk about birth control
and distribute condoms wherever they are needed.

I’d establish a tuition-free college in every country
to train young students how to think
non-violently and act ethically.

If I were pope I’d convert closed churches
to housing for the needy
and meeting places for the marginal and walking wounded
I’d buy farms in rural places
and dedicate each one to organic farming
and cooperative, sustainable, community-based agriculture.
I’d convert every old Motherhouse and seminary
into a training center for spiritual activists, cultural creators
and community collaborators.

I’d auction off my skullcap, my mozetta cape and my darling red shoes
to the highest bidder and send the money to Haiti
for the construction of schools and health care centers.

I’d sell my Fisherman’s Ring on ebay
and donate the proceeds to the Gulf shrimpers.

I’d trade my red and gold embroidered fascia
(the stole with the fringes) for a villa in Tuscany
and give free spa retreats to women who’ve served the church
for five years or more.

If I were pope, I’d throw a party at the Vatican
and invite everyone who’s left the church
because they didn’t feel welcomed.
(The overflow crowd would be treated to weekends
at Italian vineyards.)

If I were pope, I’d announce my retirement,
and as my last act in office, at the final party,
I’d ordain to the priesthood any woman who was ready,
marry any gay couple who wanted my blessing,
and marry any priest, male or female.

Then I’d get in my jammies,
say a prayer of gratitude,
and crawl into bed for a much needed nap.

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