Saturday, November 14, 2015

Right on cue

Pope Shitty the First blubbers and wets himself in public:
Pope Francis condemned Friday night’s Paris massacre, calling the attacks a part of a disorganized World War III. “I am close to the people of France, to the families of the victims, and I am praying for all of them,” the pontiff said Saturday, according to the Vatican Radio. “I am moved and I am saddened. I do not understand — these things are hard to understand.”
Actually, it looked pretty well-organized to me, which is more than I can say for his reaction. But it must have been long past the befuddled old fool's bedtime when he made those remarks. By this morning, he'd slept it off and had figured out a way to drag his pet project into the foreground:
The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the Paris attacks would not deter the church from going ahead with events for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which begins on Dec. 8.

“If we permit ourselves to be frightened, they have already reached their first objective,” he said.

Of course, he added, “we must be prudent and not irresponsible, taking all reasonable precautions, he said.

He added:

I’d say that the Jubilee of Mercy is all the more necessary. A message of mercy, that is the love of God that has as a consequence reciprocal love and reconciliation. Even today, when Pope Francis speaks of a piecemeal third world war, the message of mercy is necessary to make us able to reconcile and build bridges. This is not the time to renounce having the Jubilee or to be afraid. We need it more than ever. We must live it wisely, but also with courage, and with spiritual enthusiasm, looking ahead with hope, despite the attacks of hate. Pope Francis guides us and invites us to have faith in the Spirit of the Lord that accompanies us.
Countdown for Shea at Little Green Footballs to start bleating about "Mehhhhrrrrrcccyyy!" starts now.


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