Cardinal Sins: Palpable, Fallible, Picking a Pope and Jodi Arias

 

A faux cardinal tried to bluff his way into the closed-door Vatican meeting of the world’s cardinals, making it past the first phalanx of Swiss guards before someone noticed his outfit was a little bit off. Not only was his cassock too short, but he’d tied a purple scarf around his waist, and was wearing a fedora.

Sadly, “Bishop Ralph Napierski,” wasn’t an intrepid reporter and a merry prankster but rather claims to be

“Basilius” of the Italian Orthodox Church…a founder of the Corpus Dei order — another imaginary group — and he complained that Catholic bishops had “made a mistake by moving priests” who were accused of sexual abuse from parish to parish…“a slave and apostle like St. Paul” and came from “a tribe of the Roman Catholic Church” that is fighting “heresy and false movements” inside the church.

The cardinals are staying together in a building called the Marta complex, built in the 1990s to accommodate the Princes of the Church who complained after the conclave of 1975 that there was only one bathroom for every ten men. Now each single room has its own bathroom, but no TV or radio (or presumably Internet access), but there is a dining room and cafe.

Meanwhile I’ve been absorbed by the Jodi Arias trial: Sex, stalking, obsession, murder, and Mormons.  It’s a lurid and creepy case, and an unusual trial, because under Arizona law the jury can submit questions to the defendant who must answer them. That process begins later this week.

20 Responses to "Cardinal Sins: Palpable, Fallible, Picking a Pope and Jodi Arias"
Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 5, 2013 08:09 pm 1

Oh hai!


DrDick | Tuesday March 5, 2013 08:10 pm 2

eCAHNomics | Tuesday March 5, 2013 08:15 pm 3

5 Our Fathers and Ten Hail Marys for you Lisa. It’s your penance for making fun of Ratzi.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 5, 2013 08:25 pm 4

NO RED SHOES FOR YOU: http://youtu.be/WFcOqyWBKYg


eCAHNomics | Tuesday March 5, 2013 08:25 pm 5

outfit was a little bit off

Didn’t consult the pope’s tailor for the next pair of red shoes.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 5, 2013 08:26 pm 6
In response to eCAHNomics @ 3

Hail, merry full of lace, blessed art thou and blessed is the fruit of the loom..


eCAHNomics | Tuesday March 5, 2013 08:33 pm 7
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 6

Blessed art thou

A Monk Swimming.

Seems like I owe you a drink. My computer froze up for several moments so you were able to get the red shoes up faster. Drat.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday March 5, 2013 08:39 pm 8

…under Arizona law the jury can submit questions to the defendant who must answer them.

I wish we could apply the same principle to Congressional hearings.


eCAHNomics | Tuesday March 5, 2013 08:45 pm 9
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 8

Can’t even apply that principle to c-span’s WJ. Brian Lamb will cut you off if you ask cogent Qs.


tammanytiger | Tuesday March 5, 2013 08:58 pm 10

Not only was his cassock too short, but he’d tied a purple scarf around his waist, and was wearing a fedora.

That, and the replica “Pujols 5″ jersey.


tammanytiger | Tuesday March 5, 2013 09:01 pm 11
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 4

Red shoes? “There’s no place like Rome. There’s no place like Rome….”


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 5, 2013 09:19 pm 12
In response to tammanytiger @ 11

Ahahah!


eCAHNomics | Tuesday March 5, 2013 09:21 pm 13

Cardinal Sin seems to have a rich history of which I was unaware.


eCAHNomics | Tuesday March 5, 2013 09:33 pm 14

Here’s two faves of mine.

1. R.C. “infallible” pope eliminated limbo for infants who died before they were baptized bc there aren’t enough priests in Africa to baptize all infants, with high infant mortality, and didn’t want, well, ya know, a silly little matter like where these poor infants end up in the afterlife get in the way of R.C. conversions, esp with the competition from protestant born again nuts.

2. Iranian stem cell research has answered a burning Q I’ve had for years, wh is when the soul gets injected into the body. It’s betw 45-120 days of gestation (presstv is the source of this wisdom). That has been determined by Islamic legal scholars. Wh of course allows them to do stem cell research on embryos less than 45 days old. Convenient or what.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 5, 2013 09:46 pm 15

eCAHNomics | Tuesday March 5, 2013 09:50 pm 16
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 15

Ya found it on the toobz. Must be accurate.


onitgoes | Tuesday March 5, 2013 09:51 pm 17

I guess the “Princesses” of the Church only wanna share toilets with alter boys, not with each other.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday March 5, 2013 09:54 pm 18
In response to eCAHNomics @ 16

Noocleeur RATS!


eCAHNomics | Tuesday March 5, 2013 10:01 pm 19
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 18

For some reason that reminds me of the old lady who swallowed a fly.


spanishinquisition | Wednesday March 6, 2013 06:00 am 20

I wondered what happened to Father Guido Sarducci


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