Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bye Bye Bene

Don't let the door hit you in the surplice on the way out. Does Joe get to keep the clothes? They... Are... Fabulous. So Papa Bene's leaving, now what? Having been pulled back in to the periphery of the Church by an accident of birth, marriage and the search for good schools, I have a vested interest in who will be chosen for the next pope. Since ex-Nazis are in increasingly short supply, it seems to come down to an Ghanaian Islamophobe, a Vaginaphobe Irish-American, or one of any number of Eyetalians. Seems all the potential John XXIII's have died off or been booted to the back of the bus.

So good luck to Papa in his new lifestyle choice. A cloistered retirement with his good buddy Mons. Gaenswein. May he untwist his theology enough to find himself as a human being.