…And The Papal Tsunami

H/T to Fr James Bradley.

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A sinner who hopes in God's Mercy, and who cannot stop smiling since realizing that Christ IS the Way , the Truth and the Life. Alleluia!
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6 Responses to …And The Papal Tsunami

  1. This is funny but not everything he says that sounds very dodgy can be put down to us misunderstanding him. When I read his homilies and interviews, I do sometimes think that it’s a translation problem (on the part of the newspaper or blog or whoever, be it intentional or accidental) or that he has translated something literally from his mother tongue to whatever language and it doesn’t make sense or takes on a new meaning that way. BUT, I’m finding it hard to believe that every time, that is the issue. There is being charitable and then there is turning a blind eye.

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  2. Brother Burrito says:

    I also find some of his words puzzling and troubling, whether this be due to mis-translation or some other linguistic problem, or simply because his message is simply beyond my ken.

    My default strategy when mystified or confused by communications from legitimate chain of command is to think well of them, wait for understanding, fast and pray.

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  3. Dear Brother Burrito,

    My Mum told me that today is a day of fasting for Pope Francis (in the hope that he will not say such things anymore!). I do not know where she got it from and I didn’t think to ask her, but it seemed like a good idea to me so that ‘s what I’m doing today ūüôā

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  4. johnhenrycn says:

    Ha, ha! A very cute example of poking gentle fun at our revered Holy Fathers. But I think it should be pointed out that the intent of this comic strip is not to suggest Pope Francis has difficulty making himself understood on account of a language barrier, but rather to illustrate how his statements can be twisted out of all resemblance to what he actually said through repeated tellings, second-hand, third-hand, fourth-hand, etc., etc. A salutary object lesson as to why hearsay evidence is excluded in legal proceedings – why witnesses are not normally allowed to testify as to what someone else has told them. Going straight to the horse’s mouth is the most reliable way of proving what the horse is saying. Or neighing rather.

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  5. Toadspitttle says:

    What is the point of a pizza without anchovies?
    The significance of that seems to have escaped everybody.

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