Wednesday, April 18, 2018

ARE THE BISHOPS TO INCLUDE THE CARDINALS MANEUVERING IN A QUIET WAY TO REIN IN THE GREAT POLARIZATION THAT COULD WELL LEAD TO A REPEAT OF HISTORY, ANOTHER GREAT SCHISM?

Updated below Netflix twists and turns!












The bombshell, and it is a bombshell, of Pope Francis putting the breaks on intercommunion in Germany may well mean Divine and human intervention behind the scenes is occurring at the Vatican. We can only pray!

I found this amusing comment on an ultra conservative blog concerning Pope Francis' perhaps forced about face:

Feels like we are on episode 20 out of 22 on some Netflix series we can't stop binge-watching, but know the end is near, but fully expect a lot of plot twists to be crammed in during the final minutes of the last episode.

Ending of episode 22: "Habemus Papam"...and we see feet walking out on the balcony, in red shoes. Then we here a voice in a distinctive Wisconsin accent "I will 
take the name Pius XIII, you cheese head". Cut to credits.

UPDATE 4-18, 7:45 pm: German media are now reporting on the German bishops’ conference statement:

“A rejection of the pastoral guidelines is not known to us,” spokesman Matthias Kopp stated. Cardinal Marx did not send the guidelines to the Vatican. The relevant draft is still being worked on.” Kopp emphasized: “The report made by kath.net is not conherent and we are unable to confirm it.”

3 comments:

The Egyptian said...

Cheese heads? Papa Zuhlsdorf?? Oh we can dream, and the last of the 70's holdover hippies heads will explode, perfect fireworks for the celebration

https://youtu.be/ZD24VY0YWdQ?t=25s

Please excuse the language at the end

Henry said...

"Papa Zuhlsdorf?"

No, the Wisconsin papal accent would be that of Card. Raymond Burke. Who reportedly came in 2nd to Ab. Bergoglio in the 2013 conclave (who himself had come in 2nd to Card. Ratzinger in the 2005 conclave),

The Egyptian said...

yes but a person can dream, "sigh"