Wednesday, November 27, 2013

More pope stuff

In a new article about the pope, I found a few statements that were missing from yesterday's reports. For instance, the pope is not keen on the GOP version of fiscal reality:
The Pope also blasted "trickle-down economics," saying the theory "expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power."

“Meanwhile,” Francis said, “the excluded are still waiting.”
Yes, they are. And I was happy to see him say the following:
The Pope also hinted that he wants to see an end to the so-called "wafer wars," in which Catholic politicians who support abortion rights are denied Holy Communion. His comments could also be taken as another sign that he plans to reform church rules that prevent divorced Catholics from receiving the Eucharist.

"Everyone can share in some way in the life of the Church; everyone can be part of the community, nor should the doors of the sacraments be closed for simply any reason," Francis said.

"The Eucharist, although it is the fullness of sacramental life, is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak."
That is so great. I know lots of divorced-and-remarried Catholics who feel terrible about being "excommunicated" for their nonexistent "sins". It sounds like they're about to get a reprieve. This is excellent news.

Oh, and that ugly sound you hear is the sudden collapse of a million heads of vicious priests who enjoyed denying communion to those they wished to look down upon. I guess from now on, they can just go suck it. 

That's it. I'm done. You may return to cooking your turkey.