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***BREAKING*** white smoke; there's a new popess

on tv

by Anonymousreply 26304/02/2013

45 minutes until announcement

by Anonymousreply 103/13/2013


by Anonymousreply 203/13/2013

So that's why Joy is leaving the View.

by Anonymousreply 303/13/2013

They couldn't stand being locked up that long knowing the biggest gay sauna in Europe was one block away. Off to the tubs, girls!

by Anonymousreply 403/13/2013

Who do we believe it is? I'm leaning towards Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, of Argentina.

by Anonymousreply 503/13/2013

It's Pope!

by Anonymousreply 603/13/2013

The hunger games over? :'(

by Anonymousreply 703/13/2013

Oh, thank GOD!

by Anonymousreply 803/13/2013

I continue to believe the Ratzinger guy lost some sort of significant power struggle, and that's an Italian game.

A two-day, five-ballot decision (even without funeral delays) seems like this was all a done deal by the winning faction in the power struggle, and the Milan guy will be the new one. He will keep things comfy and as they are.

by Anonymousreply 903/13/2013

Did Benedict XVI's feet shrivel up when the new Pope claimed his red Prada slippers?

by Anonymousreply 1003/13/2013

Did they pick Ivy or Karen?

by Anonymousreply 1103/13/2013

I just flipped it onto CNN and I swear I thought Anderson Cooper was sitting there wearing a priest's collar. All I saw was a guy with white hair and the collar.

by Anonymousreply 1203/13/2013

I am surprised that this happens so fast all of a sudden. Is everything ready for the drama reveal of who's going to be the next Pope Superstar? Is Tyra Banks hosting the event?

by Anonymousreply 1303/13/2013

Pope Vito the Sicilian

by Anonymousreply 1403/13/2013

Although it was believed that Rodman was hoping to help Ghana’s Cardinal Peter Turkson become the first black pope, the Associated Press reported that he seemed uncertain. “From Africa, right?” Rodman asked. He did say that he was sure the next pope would be black.

Rodman, via the Guardian, said that Pope John Paul II was his favorite pontiff. “He was cool as hell. He pretty much was like a pimp. Sitting up there … speaking like 20,000 different languages … He was great for the world.”

by Anonymousreply 1503/13/2013

Man, they couldn't even pretend this was a tough decision or that they actually had to think about it?

by Anonymousreply 1603/13/2013


by Anonymousreply 1703/13/2013

I'm distantly related to one of the "candidates", so I'm a little bit excited to hear who was chosen.

by Anonymousreply 1803/13/2013

Sylvia Poggioli is on top of this on NPR!!!

by Anonymousreply 1903/13/2013

Pope, You ARE the world's next pope!

by Anonymousreply 2003/13/2013

BREAKING: And she's black!

by Anonymousreply 2103/13/2013

______, chante, you stay!

by Anonymousreply 2203/13/2013

Why don't they spend the time before the new pope appears conducting interviews on the red carpet? That's all that's missing from this bizarredom.

by Anonymousreply 2303/13/2013

Pope Joseph

by Anonymousreply 2403/13/2013

PoPe Rico Suavè

by Anonymousreply 2503/13/2013

Pope Pedofilius the First.

by Anonymousreply 2603/13/2013

What will the 24-hour news channels obsess over next?

by Anonymousreply 2703/13/2013

Still time to vote folks, text 866578 for the Ghanan, 866582 for the Queeb, 866591 for the Argie.

by Anonymousreply 2803/13/2013

All the rest, sashay away

by Anonymousreply 2903/13/2013

Isn't this supposed to be the last one before Rome is destroyed and the flying lizards eat us all?

by Anonymousreply 3003/13/2013

This is unprecedented!

by Anonymousreply 3103/13/2013

Habemus Papi!

by Anonymousreply 3203/13/2013

Where are Ryan, Guliana and Kelly Osbourne?

by Anonymousreply 3303/13/2013

I heard the pressure was really on to name a new pope by Wednesday evening. The Big Ban Theory is on Thurday and a number of Cardinals from the Americas didn't want to miss it. The big Itralian mob of Cardinals used this "carrot" to get the Americans in line and vote for their man from Milan.

by Anonymousreply 3403/13/2013

It's coming!

The final countdown. The suspense is killing me.

by Anonymousreply 3503/13/2013

Who will be the winner to receive free lifetime access to all what the biggest gay sauna in Europe has to offer?

by Anonymousreply 3603/13/2013

Pope Pompei

by Anonymousreply 3703/13/2013

Next pope will be

Pope Leo

by Anonymousreply 3803/13/2013

Since they're in Italy, can we settle this chicken and spaghetti debate now?

by Anonymousreply 3903/13/2013

Will you hags tell me who the new Pope is?

by Anonymousreply 4003/13/2013

Pope Mamma Mia.

by Anonymousreply 4103/13/2013

I have to say the spectacle is pretty good so far.

by Anonymousreply 4203/13/2013

Ruben or Clay?

by Anonymousreply 4303/13/2013

False alarm, dahrlings. Not able to take any more loads, the boy emptied his full bottom into the fire causing it to go out.

by Anonymousreply 4403/13/2013

Ang Lee? WTF!

by Anonymousreply 4503/13/2013

Here she comes, the most beautiful girl in the universe!

Tiaras, sashes, roses, smeared makeup, tears...

by Anonymousreply 4603/13/2013

What was the story with the Pope who "died" within like a month? Don't conspiracy theorists believe he was killed because they didn't realize he was going to be liberal?

by Anonymousreply 4703/13/2013

The name he selects will give a hint of his aims.

by Anonymousreply 4803/13/2013

God, those Swiss Guard uniforms are hideous!

by Anonymousreply 4903/13/2013

Do you suppose all priests have a pope name all picked out like people choose a Hollywood name in case they become a star?

by Anonymousreply 5003/13/2013

R46 wins


by Anonymousreply 5103/13/2013

There's a neeeeew Pope in toooown and she's, lookin' GOOD!

by Anonymousreply 5203/13/2013

oh here comes.. It's a Black Pope

Ladies and Gentlemen we have a Black pope

by Anonymousreply 5303/13/2013

If a black dude walks out....

by Anonymousreply 5403/13/2013

When was this announced? How did all those people get there so quick?

by Anonymousreply 5503/13/2013

LOL, Obama was in a meeting with Republicans and found out FIRST, so he got to tell them.

by Anonymousreply 5603/13/2013

What the hell are Teabaggers going to do if there is a black pope?

by Anonymousreply 5703/13/2013

All of these people and attention on a fairy tale...

by Anonymousreply 5803/13/2013

Will he lay down his hair from the window?

Who is going to climb up to kiss the pope?

by Anonymousreply 5903/13/2013

OMG, any minute NOW!

by Anonymousreply 6003/13/2013

please be the black guy.

by Anonymousreply 6103/13/2013

Pope Goombah.

by Anonymousreply 6203/13/2013

The new pope is Glasya-Labolas.

by Anonymousreply 6303/13/2013

Why R61? He's more likely to be right of center than some of the others.

by Anonymousreply 6403/13/2013

I hope it's a black lesbian Atheist!!!!

by Anonymousreply 6503/13/2013

I'd like-ah to thank-ah Jesus-ah Christ, the 11 apostles -- heh, you know who you are, numero 12. And of course, the Madone .... Where woulda any of us be without-ah the mother, eh?

by Anonymousreply 6603/13/2013

It's Carole Pope!

by Anonymousreply 6703/13/2013

The world's oldest and biggest criminal organization now has a new godfather, BFD.

by Anonymousreply 6803/13/2013

It's fitting that Sheppard Smith is ushering in this new pope. Don't you think?

by Anonymousreply 6903/13/2013

Actually, it's Carmelita Pope, and she'll be wielding a can of Pam instead of a censer.

by Anonymousreply 7003/13/2013

Please don't be the Anti-Christ! I predict Petrus Romanus, the false prophet.

by Anonymousreply 7103/13/2013

Pope Pedophilius I.

by Anonymousreply 7203/13/2013

I'm getting emotional now!

by Anonymousreply 7303/13/2013

That sent chills down my spine, R63. I too think it will be Glasya-Labolas in his guise of 'Petrus Romanus'.

by Anonymousreply 7403/13/2013

Sorry, Peter the Roman or Petrus Romanus is the False Prophet paving the way for the Antichrist.

Former vatican insider Malachi Martin's asserted that a "Satanic Enthronement ceremony" took place in the Vatican in 1963. The result of this ritual meant the Vatican manifested what clerics referred to as the 'Superforce." Martin had first made reference to a diabolic rite held in Rome in his 1990 non-fiction best-seller about geopolitics and the Vatican, The Keys of This Blood, p 632 where he wrote:

"Most frighteningly for [Pope] John Paul [II], he had come up against the irremovable presence of a malign strength in his own Vatican and in certain bishops' chancelleries. It was what knowledgeable Churchmen called the 'superforce.' Rumors, always difficult to verify, tied its installation to the beginning of Pope Paul VI's reign in 1963. Indeed Paul had alluded somberly to 'the smoke of Satan, which has entered the Sanctuary'... an oblique reference to an enthronement ceremony by Satanists in the Vatican.

Besides, the incidence of Satanic pedophilia --rites and practices-- was already documented among certain bishops and priests as widely dispersed as Turin, in Italy, and South Carolina, in the United States. The cultic acts of satanic pedophilia are considered by professionals to be the culmination of the Fallen Archangel's rites."..

These allegations have largely gone unnoticed, possibly because Martin was so crafty in his descriptions that he might even have been referring to the coronation of Pope Paul VI. But he revealed much more about this alleged ritual in one of his last works, Windswept House: A Vatican Novel (1996).

by Anonymousreply 7503/13/2013

Go away, R75. You're freaking me out.

by Anonymousreply 7603/13/2013

It's Pope Eel and he's got a great new way to cut meat and vegetables.

And we all know the pope wears the shoes of the fishermen ... Did you also know he's a fishin magician? That's right, he's got a fisherman in his pocket and he's glad to see you!

by Anonymousreply 7703/13/2013

r64, They're all gonna spout the same bullshit. The Black guy at least will expose the racists for who they are.

by Anonymousreply 7803/13/2013

the bong smoke is white.

The cardinals have run out of weed.

It is time to pick a new pope.

by Anonymousreply 7903/13/2013



by Anonymousreply 8003/13/2013

I see a black shadow

by Anonymousreply 8103/13/2013

Here she comes!

by Anonymousreply 8203/13/2013

Didn't John Paul, the second babble about a dark evil dragon creature during one of his final Easter sermons (the year before he finally died)?

by Anonymousreply 8303/13/2013

A Belgian Jesuit priest named Father Rene Tibo predicted the pope's resignation would happen in April of 2012, however, even though he didn't announce his resignation then, he decided to step down at the end of March 2012 after his trip to Mexico according to the New York Times.

According to the Bible, the false prophet will be able to call fire down from the Heavens (SEE PIC LINKED. And according to prophet Daniel, the belief system of the false prophet will honor a strange alien god. Daniel 11:38 "god of forces, and a god his father knew not, shall he honor, "

Apostate priesthood seated in Rome promoter of a strange alien god. Lead to war and destruction from the Heavens. Rome will be destroyed. These visionaries in their assessment of a powerful alien Christ and a coming war through other worldly alliances are echoed through military scholars down through time.

by Anonymousreply 8403/13/2013

You have to be medically retarded to believe r75.

Seeing as this is Datalounge, home to people who are ingesting half of the planet's psychotropic medication at any given time, I'd say that's pretty much the lot of you.

by Anonymousreply 8503/13/2013

I can totally relate to the Pope cuz I telecommute too.

by Anonymousreply 8603/13/2013

Will Harry make an appearance?

Will Kate and William kiss on the balcony?

by Anonymousreply 8703/13/2013

You can see his shadow already. And Hoda Kotb is right behind him.

by Anonymousreply 8803/13/2013

LOL at the priest saying the rain is God blessing the new pope

gurl, please

by Anonymousreply 8903/13/2013

This is sad.

by Anonymousreply 9003/13/2013

It's not me, R85. I didn't write that stuff. The Jesuit, Malachy Martin wrote it. You have to call him insane, NOT ME.

by Anonymousreply 9103/13/2013

And the Oscar goes to...

by Anonymousreply 9203/13/2013

Is there a first runner-up?

by Anonymousreply 9303/13/2013

I like the Swiss Guard uniforms - very festive!

by Anonymousreply 9403/13/2013

OMG the curtains are open! I just wet myself!

by Anonymousreply 9503/13/2013

Here he comes, the most hooooo-liest of them all!

by Anonymousreply 9603/13/2013

Look at this queen

by Anonymousreply 9703/13/2013


by Anonymousreply 9803/13/2013

Pope Francis the ????

by Anonymousreply 9903/13/2013

This guy's the Bert Parks of the pope pageant.

by Anonymousreply 10003/13/2013

"the false prophet will honor a strange alien god"

So we can expect the now pope to make a trip to DC to honor President Obama. See how this works, people?

by Anonymousreply 10103/13/2013

Argentine Pope Francisco I a Jesuit

by Anonymousreply 10203/13/2013


by Anonymousreply 10303/13/2013

A Frog Pope!

by Anonymousreply 10403/13/2013

Don't cry for me Argentina!

by Anonymousreply 10503/13/2013

I like the Swiss Guards R94. Some of them are smoking hot!

by Anonymousreply 10603/13/2013

76 years old? What's a jesuit?

by Anonymousreply 10703/13/2013

The guy from argentina

by Anonymousreply 10803/13/2013

The Argentinan!!!!

by Anonymousreply 10903/13/2013

From Argentina....isn't that where all the Nazis were shipped?


by Anonymousreply 11003/13/2013

Please don't let him be...oh, damn!

by Anonymousreply 11103/13/2013

Bergoglio is the Anti-Christ. He is Peter Romanus - he is an Argentinian ('argentus', silver ultimately from stone, 'petrus').

by Anonymousreply 11203/13/2013

Jorge Bergoglio from Buenos Aires.

by Anonymousreply 11303/13/2013

Jesuit can't be good. I hope he chose "Francis" to honor St. Francis Assisi, one of my favorite saints.

by Anonymousreply 11403/13/2013

The new pope on gay marriage: "Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God."


by Anonymousreply 11503/13/2013

And Miss Argentina is Miss Universe!

by Anonymousreply 11603/13/2013

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergolio of Argentina.

by Anonymousreply 11703/13/2013

Argentina weeps

by Anonymousreply 11803/13/2013

Pope Evita!

by Anonymousreply 11903/13/2013

R110, he "did his doctoral dissertation in Germany ... " double uh-oh!

by Anonymousreply 12003/13/2013

According to Wiki:

He has affirmed church teaching on homosexuality, though he teaches the importance of respecting individuals who are gay. He strongly opposed legislation introduced in 2010 by the Argentine Government to allow same-sex marriage. In a letter to the monasteries of Buenos Aires, he wrote: "Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God." He has also insisted that adoption by gays and lesbians is a form of discrimination against children. This position received a rebuke from Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who said the church's tone was reminiscent of "medieval times and the Inquisition".

by Anonymousreply 12103/13/2013

A Jesuit!!!!!!!!

The Jesuits are Satan's puppets!!!

They rule the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 12203/13/2013

Gawd what a let down. Some boring guy from Argentina.

by Anonymousreply 12303/13/2013

You were quick, R115. Thanks. When was this quote from?

by Anonymousreply 12403/13/2013

I guess the black guy lost points in the talent (cocksucking) portion of the competition.

by Anonymousreply 12503/13/2013

The guy on CBS he knows this guy and he would've never wished to be the pope.

by Anonymousreply 12603/13/2013

76 years old? We'll being doing this again in 30 months, give or take.

by Anonymousreply 12703/13/2013

What's new, Buenos Aires?

by Anonymousreply 12803/13/2013

But is that shocking R121? It would be shocking if a Cardinal that supports gay marriage had even been appointed.

by Anonymousreply 12903/13/2013

Why do they have to change their names? Why couldn't he have been Pope Jorge Mario?

by Anonymousreply 13003/13/2013

He's big on helping the poor, so he's got that going for him. Critical of political and economic corruption.

Being the first Jesuit pope is kind of a big deal, probably more than not being from Europe.

by Anonymousreply 13103/13/2013

Big Dick Face alert.

by Anonymousreply 13203/13/2013


by Anonymousreply 13303/13/2013

Huge letdown.

by Anonymousreply 13403/13/2013

To be called "Francis" aka Francis Pedofilius Corruptus.

by Anonymousreply 13503/13/2013

[quote]The guy on CBS he knows this guy and he would've never wished to be the pope

Dish, R126, why?

by Anonymousreply 13603/13/2013

He's taken the name "Frances."

Pope Frances of Gumm.

by Anonymousreply 13703/13/2013

[quote]he is an Argentinian ('argentus', silver ultimately from stone, 'petrus').

Wow, r112, nice liguistic contortion there.

by Anonymousreply 13803/13/2013

[quote] Jesuit can't be good. I hope he chose "Francis" to honor St. Francis Assisi, one of my favorite saints.

You mean like San Francisco was named? Sorry, too obvious.

by Anonymousreply 13903/13/2013

Quote is from 2010 during Argentina's gay-marriage ballot battle.

by Anonymousreply 14003/13/2013

Another old guy (76). Oh, well I won't be going back to Church anytime soon.

by Anonymousreply 14103/13/2013

I HAD to let it happen! I had to CHANGE!

by Anonymousreply 14203/13/2013

His parents were Italian. Italians are really horny and uncut.

by Anonymousreply 14303/13/2013

Can someone tell us what it means that he's a Jesuit? Why is that a big deal?

by Anonymousreply 14403/13/2013

He's gonna sashay down the runway in a few

by Anonymousreply 14503/13/2013

It's like waiting for Loretta Young to enter!

by Anonymousreply 14603/13/2013

Question to those in the know - Has an elected pope ever refuse to be pope? I imagne not.

by Anonymousreply 14703/13/2013

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires is a Jesuit intellectual.  He was a fierce opponent of Argentina's decision to legalise gay marriage.  He's the new pope, and has picked a girly name, "Francis"

by Anonymousreply 14803/13/2013

He's named after a talking mule!

by Anonymousreply 14903/13/2013

Pope Lupe the I.


by Anonymousreply 15003/13/2013

He looks like a reboot of Paul VI.

by Anonymousreply 15103/13/2013

I remember doing this with you all a few years ago and right before the new guy came out a DL poster was saying "Please, anybody but Ratzinger." Soon after that it was "Nazi Pope fuck off!"

by Anonymousreply 15203/13/2013

Pope Francis I

by Anonymousreply 15303/13/2013

Maybe he could butch it up a little bit and call himself Pope Frank I.

by Anonymousreply 15403/13/2013

It makes perfect sense, R138. Silver is an earthly substance... You have to remember that the ancients and medievals thought in terms of elements and their domains.

So yes, he does fulfill Malachy's prophesy, if you believe that sort of thing.

by Anonymousreply 15503/13/2013

A lovely white ensemble accentuating his svelte frame. Designer to be revealed later. Cross adds the right touch of hipocracy.

by Anonymousreply 15603/13/2013

As much as I don't believe in religion, this is an incredible moment for this guy. Raised Catholic, became a priest, and now he wears the Pope's outfit and steps onto that balcony with thousands of people. What's going through his mind?

by Anonymousreply 15703/13/2013

Oh, Catholic church, don't ever change.

by Anonymousreply 15803/13/2013

Don't cry for me Argentina!

by Anonymousreply 15903/13/2013

Francis the Talking Pope

by Anonymousreply 16003/13/2013

He has a nice smile. Awwww

by Anonymousreply 16103/13/2013

Where there's smoke, there's liars.

by Anonymousreply 16203/13/2013

Pope Franny.

by Anonymousreply 16303/13/2013

It's no worse than any of the other validations of the past prophecies, R138. At any rate, it's what they're saying in other parts of the Web.

by Anonymousreply 16403/13/2013

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! He is Petrus Romanus!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 16503/13/2013

Now they can launder money big time in South America.

by Anonymousreply 16603/13/2013

What's going through his mind?

"I'm going to Disneyland!"

by Anonymousreply 16703/13/2013

"Francis" in case you confuse him with a Hispanic.

by Anonymousreply 16803/13/2013

First altar boy he diddled coming forward in 3, 2, ....

by Anonymousreply 16903/13/2013

He threw shade at other religions! "We are the first".

by Anonymousreply 17003/13/2013

So basically the picked another Italian who they can claim is South American. Those cardinals are clever.

by Anonymousreply 17103/13/2013

He seems happier than Ratz

by Anonymousreply 17203/13/2013

Prophecies are meant to be malleable to various situations but you, R112/155, are stretching Malachi's to a ridiculous length.

by Anonymousreply 17303/13/2013

Too bad dad didn't live to see a pope named after him.

by Anonymousreply 17403/13/2013

Won't get fooled again. Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. THE WHO

by Anonymousreply 17503/13/2013

Is this considered another "transitional" pope like Benedict was supposed to be? Was this guy especially vocal opposing gay marriage in Argentina?

Interesting choice. I wonder if the church is concerned about the number of Latin Americans turning to Pentacostal and other charismatic religions. Their numbers are increasing especially among the poor.

by Anonymousreply 17603/13/2013

The world of the Jesuits comes from a naturalistic, scientific point of view. They're not looking at this scripturally, they seem to have the same worldview of people like Richard Dawkins.

They assume evolution, coming from the principle of mediocrity which is an extrapolation from the Copernican principle that proved the sun is in the middle of the solar system so the earth is just one of many planets implying that the earth is nothing special.

The principle of mediocrity extends this line of thinking where since the earth is not special, it's just one of millions of planets, and that human beings aren't very special, and life isn't very special, we're just evolved primates and that threre is no reason to assume that the universe isn't teeming with life.

To draw these conclusions, you really have to abandon the Biblical worldview because the Bible is not silent on the fact that mankind is special. God's sovereignty, integrity and honor is on the line.

Make way for one world religion of Prometheus. This is the new Pope's mission, to usher in a Satanic one world religion.

by Anonymousreply 17703/13/2013

Oh please, R173. Look at the other prophecies, and how they were verified... Then come back and tell me [italic]this[/italic] is a stretch.

by Anonymousreply 17803/13/2013

I like him already

by Anonymousreply 17903/13/2013

CNN has text stating that he is a "Specialist in Postoral work", so apparently he also delivers mail.

by Anonymousreply 18003/13/2013

Also, I'm not R155, so get your facts straight.

by Anonymousreply 18103/13/2013

[quote]The world of the Jesuits comes from a naturalistic, scientific point of view. They're not looking at this scripturally, they seem to have the same worldview of people like Richard Dawkins.

That sounds okay.

If this guy can influence economic justice and environmental concerns, then that's great.

by Anonymousreply 18203/13/2013

LOL, Scott from CBS just pronounced his first name as "Whore Gay." I shit you not, peoples

by Anonymousreply 18303/13/2013

Did he just give an acceptance speech?

by Anonymousreply 18403/13/2013

He wants to pray to Madonna!

by Anonymousreply 18503/13/2013

AND the winner is Francesca of Argentina!

by Anonymousreply 18603/13/2013

He hates us gays, so that's one strike against him already...

by Anonymousreply 18703/13/2013

And now for the boy-rape fiesta!

by Anonymousreply 18803/13/2013

He said he will pray to MADONNA!!


by Anonymousreply 18903/13/2013

It sounds okay, R182, but believe me, it's not. What it means is that human beings will be relegated to the status of serfs. The only human beings worth anything will be the elite. It will be a gradual process unless the "aliens" make their appearance which will speed up the change considerably.

by Anonymousreply 19003/13/2013

r187 They all do. Where's the news?

by Anonymousreply 19103/13/2013

A lot of this reminds me of a Monty Python skit, especially the guards with the silver helmets.

by Anonymousreply 19203/13/2013

He only has 1 lung since childhood!

by Anonymousreply 19303/13/2013

Dying at R156

by Anonymousreply 19403/13/2013

Asking for the people to pray for blessings on him is remarkably humble. I'll never agree with many of his views, but even in 15 minutes it's clear he's a better person than Ratzinger. I hope he is a man who tries to live like his Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 19503/13/2013

South America will be the focal point of the upcoming water wars, with the Bush Crime Family buying up most of Paraquay.

Since Pope Francis is a champion of the poor,, this will be most interesting, to say the least. China has their eyes on South America as well and is buying up what they can.

I think pope Francis is a good choice ofr both spiritual and political reasons.

by Anonymousreply 19603/13/2013

You will never know ~ they refuse in the secrecy of the conclave

by Anonymousreply 19703/13/2013

CBS is talking a lot about Argentina being the new world. This isn't 1800 sweetie

by Anonymousreply 19803/13/2013

[quote]Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! He is Petrus Romanus!!!!!

You are freaking me out!

by Anonymousreply 19903/13/2013

Didn't a comet just pass by the moon last night? That's a sign!

by Anonymousreply 20003/13/2013

Maybe now they'll stop bitching about those bloody islands.

by Anonymousreply 20103/13/2013

Jesuits = arrogant as all hell. They educated Antonin Scalia, thanks for that, guys.

by Anonymousreply 20203/13/2013

R175 got it right.

by Anonymousreply 20303/13/2013

Could someone explain WHY he's being referred to here as "Peter Romanus"?

His name isn't Peter so he would have no connection to those old prophecies.

by Anonymousreply 20403/13/2013

He reportedly cooks his own meals.

by Anonymousreply 20503/13/2013

He opposed liberation theology, which is a specifically Jesuit doctrine geared towards the suffering of the poor. That's exceedingly odd - it suggests that he's more conservative than your typical Jesuit, and that he may also favor capitalism / big business / the banks, et cetera.

by Anonymousreply 20603/13/2013

Petrus = Rock or Stone, Romanus = Rome, and he came to us on the verge of spring.

So St. Malachy was hinting that the new pope is going to be like Vivien Leigh in THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE.

I wonder who they'll get to play the Warren Beatty part.

by Anonymousreply 20703/13/2013

Did he actually mention Madonna?

by Anonymousreply 20803/13/2013

That just means he's paranoid R205, not humble. In the city of the Borgias, you'd better be on your guard.

by Anonymousreply 20903/13/2013

He takes the bus!

by Anonymousreply 21003/13/2013

Call me morbid, but I love reading the conspiracy theory posts and elaborate world ending scenarios of the coming days. They will be better than any slash fic.

I am so going to stock up on snack food for this.

by Anonymousreply 21103/13/2013

R147, part of the proccess is that when the Pope is elected, before it's anounced publicly with the smoke, he's asked if he will accept being Pope. If he doesn't accept then no smoke and we never know about it. From what I know of the elction process is that there are 3-6 guys that are voted on from the first. It's not like they walk in there not knowing who has a good chance of becoming Pope.

by Anonymousreply 21203/13/2013

What was he doing during the Dirty War?

by Anonymousreply 21303/13/2013

He's 76, he has lived in Argentina all his life and is unfamiliar with the cliques and ways of the Vatican. They've chosen another doormat.

by Anonymousreply 21403/13/2013

When he said he was concerned with wealth, I think that means he is concerned ion getting more wealth and having Opus Dei taking a larger role. Don't believe these ostentatiously "humble" types.

by Anonymousreply 21503/13/2013

It's not necessarily the name that matters, R204. It's either the associations with the names, or with other parts of the statements. For example, Pope Innocent XIII supposedly fulfilled the prophecy because he came from a family which had produced many popes already - he fulfilled the "de bona religione" line of the prophecy, which was associated with the 'holiness' of his bloodline.

They can be a stretch sometimes, but this one is actually much less of a stretch than many previous ones.

by Anonymousreply 21603/13/2013

The popess probably plans to invest the Vatican in oil!

by Anonymousreply 21703/13/2013

He brings his own towel and flip-flops to the sauna!

by Anonymousreply 21803/13/2013

R208, yes he said that he is now going to pray to Madonna!..

why, I don't know

by Anonymousreply 21903/13/2013

Tnx r212

by Anonymousreply 22003/13/2013

It means they won't make women priests but they will allow women to occupy some minor Vatican positions.

The guy is 76, another sandbag in their resistance to reality.

by Anonymousreply 22103/13/2013

Wikipedia is already updated with a different interpretation than the 'Argentina' one I've seen. 'George' ('Jorge') means 'earthworker', and stones ('Petrus') and earth are related in antiquated iconography. His first language was also a Romance language, ultimately derived from Latin, the language of Rome ('Petrus Romanus').

by Anonymousreply 22203/13/2013

Praying to Madonna. The Janbot and Gagoyles' heads just exploded.

by Anonymousreply 22303/13/2013

How will his frock go over on this week's Fashion Police?

by Anonymousreply 22403/13/2013

Yes, this sounds EXCELLENT:

The world of the Jesuits comes from a naturalistic, scientific point of view. They're not looking at this scripturally, they seem to have the same worldview of people like Richard Dawkins.

They assume evolution, coming from the principle of mediocrity which is an extrapolation from the Copernican principle that proved the sun is in the middle of the solar system so the earth is just one of many planets implying that the earth is nothing special.

by Anonymousreply 22503/13/2013

[quote] CBS is talking a lot about Argentina being the new world. This isn't 1800 sweetie

Old World and New World are historical terms still used to differentiate origins of species and the like.

by Anonymousreply 22603/13/2013

Where's Mrs Patrick Campbell when you need her

by Anonymousreply 22703/13/2013

About time they start realizing the importance of the female aspect of god. Mary is the one primarily making visits here now. You don't hear about Christ showing up but Mary keeps coming back trying to help out. They need to give her a raise.

by Anonymousreply 22803/13/2013

Someone please call 911 for R225.

by Anonymousreply 22903/13/2013

Pompess MARY!

by Anonymousreply 23003/13/2013

Big deal, R228, Mary! shows up here all the time...

by Anonymousreply 23103/13/2013

Just imagine they orgy of adulation they would have gotten had they dared to elect a female pope. Just think of the money, the publicity, the conversions. And that's why the Vatican is on the way out.

by Anonymousreply 23203/13/2013

I'm going to call him Francine Fishpaw.

by Anonymousreply 23303/13/2013

"What kinda pope we're talking about" - probably a Catholic one, otherwise all those jokes won't be worth a damn now.

by Anonymousreply 23403/13/2013

They would first need to have a female priest >> bishop >> cardinal, r232

by Anonymousreply 23503/13/2013

Frankie, my dear, we don't give a damn.

by Anonymousreply 23603/13/2013

Has he signed an endorsement deal for adult diapers yet?

by Anonymousreply 23703/13/2013

[quote] Rodman, via the Guardian, said that Pope John Paul II was his favorite pontiff. “He was cool as hell. He pretty much was like a pimp. Sitting up there … speaking like 20,000 different languages … He was great for the world.”

I loathed JPII, but people who glorify verminous pimps are even worse. Crawl away, Worm.

by Anonymousreply 23803/13/2013

On same-sex marriage: The new pope has called gay marraige “a scheme to destroy God’s plan” and “a real and dire anthropological throwback.” In 2010, he was a vocal opponent of the Argentinian government’s proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.

On homosexuality: Bergoglio is reportedly “unwaveringly orthodox” on such moral issues.

On abortion: He has rallied his clergy against the “culture of death” that is the pro-abortion movement.

On contraceptives: The new pope strongly opposed Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner‘s efforts to distribute free contraceptives, likely seeing it as part of the aforementioned “culture of death.”

On same-sex adoption: Bergoglio has called it a form of discrimination against children.

by Anonymousreply 23903/13/2013

The poor gay priest on MSNBC right now... He's practically creaming over this. Haydu is his last name, I think.

They have this other priest by the name of Bartulak (?), who also provides commentary. He was once a baseball coach... What's his story? If he's gay, he's extremely masculine.

by Anonymousreply 24003/13/2013

Why did Nature select for fools?

Do you ever ask yourself that?

by Anonymousreply 24103/13/2013

God, how embarrassing for Rodman.

by Anonymousreply 24203/13/2013

[r228] JP I proclaimed that we must think of God not only as father but also as mother.

by Anonymousreply 24303/13/2013

DL, I gather from your comments there are a couple of things you don't know about Jorge. For example, you probably didn't know that Jorge was the only contestant in papal pageant history to sweep every category except congeniality. Or that when he walked down the runway in his swimsuit, five contestants quit on the spot. Or that when he emerged from the isolation booth to answer the question, "What would you do to prevent war?" he spoke so eloquently of patriotism, battlefields and diamond tiaras, grown cardinals wept. He didn't twirl just a baton, that baton was on fire. And when he threw that baton into the air, it flew higher, further, faster than any baton has ever flown before, hitting a transformer and showering the darkened conclave room with sparks! And when it finally did come down, DL, Jorge caught that baton, dozens of cardinals jumped to their feet for sixteen and one-half minutes of uninterrupted thunderous ovation, as flames illuminated his tear-stained face! And that, DL - just so you will know - and your children will someday know - is the night the white smoke went up the Vatican chimney!

by Anonymousreply 24403/13/2013

r240, all of the church commentators I saw or heard today were flaming. On every single fucking channel.

It lends credence to the theory that Benedict quit over the gay sex scandal, not anything else.

by Anonymousreply 24503/13/2013

R244, Hee hee!

by Anonymousreply 24603/13/2013

[quote]God, how embarrassing for Rodman.

He's a weirdo!

by Anonymousreply 24703/13/2013

[quote]all of the church commentators I saw or heard today were flaming.

That fat, pompous Catholic League guy too.

by Anonymousreply 24803/13/2013

[quote] all of the church commentators I saw or heard today were flaming.

Where do you think that white/black smoke is coming from?

by Anonymousreply 24903/13/2013

Holy smokes!

by Anonymousreply 25003/13/2013

[quote]Mary! shows up here all the time...

She showed up on top of my oatmeal at breakfast this morning. Is that a step up from when she shows up on Texas toast?

by Anonymousreply 25103/13/2013

[quote]“Christians will not immediately need to renounce their faith in God “simply on the basis of the reception of [this] new, unexpected information of a religious character from extraterrestrial civilizations.” However, once the “religious content” originating from outside the earth “has been verified” they will have to conduct “a re-reading [of the Gospel] inclusive of the new data…”– Vatican Astronomer, Eminent Theologian and Full Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce in Rome [Connected With Opus Dei], Father Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti

by Anonymousreply 25203/13/2013

Do we have verificatia of Popemeat?

by Anonymousreply 25303/13/2013

"For me, religion is like a rhinoceros: I don't have one, and I'd really prefer not to be trampled by yours. But it is impressive, and even beautiful, and, to be honest, the world would be slightly worse off if there weren't any."

-Silas Sparkhammer

by Anonymousreply 25403/13/2013


by Anonymousreply 25503/13/2013

[post redacted because thinks that links to their ridiculous rag are a bad thing. Somebody might want to tell them how the internet works. Or not. We don't really care. They do suck though. Our advice is that you should not click on the link and whatever you do, don't read their truly terrible articles.]

by Anonymousreply 25603/13/2013

"...the world would be slightly worse off if there weren't any."

I don't believe this, actually.

by Anonymousreply 25703/14/2013

Sweet Brown weighs in on the new pope...

by Anonymousreply 25803/14/2013

I hate how the US media is totally pushing the humble pope angle. On the bumper for the WCBS-2 news tonight, news replicant Kristine Johnson referred to him as "The People's Pope." I threw up a little in my mouth.

by Anonymousreply 25903/14/2013

R244 wins the Internet!

And a free consultation from Sugarbaker Designs.

by Anonymousreply 26003/15/2013

They have statues of him in shops in Naples and Milan.

by Anonymousreply 26103/15/2013

Damn, gurl got a foot fetish

by Anonymousreply 26203/28/2013

This seems as good a place as any for a non-member to drop another shining example of Catholic priestly values:

[bold]Cross dressing Catholic priest and adult store owner to plead guilty to meth dealing ring[/bold]

If any member feels like starting a new thread with this, feel free.

by Anonymousreply 26304/02/2013
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