Groovy Cardinal… Pope Francis II ?

Groovy Cardinal… Pope Francis II ?


Well?  Would Pope Francis II be an improvement on Pope Francis I?

Comments (21)

  • Josephine

    Frankly, anybody would be an improvement on Pope Francis i – LOL!

    There’s an saying “There’s no fool like an old fool” but I think that should be changed to “There’s no fool like an old fool in a cassock!” LOL!

    November 7, 2018 at 9:57 pm
  • Lionel

    No need to comment!

    November 7, 2018 at 10:47 pm
  • RCAVictor

    If he clicks his heels together 3 times, maybe he’ll go back to the Land of Oz, where he came from.

    November 8, 2018 at 12:10 am
    • Margaret Mary

      RCA Victor,

      LOL! If only!

      November 8, 2018 at 7:05 pm
  • editor

    You’re all very funny – missed vocations to the world of entertainment, here, obviously!

    Lionel is spot on, actually – no comment needed at all, the groovy cardinal speaks volumes about himself, the synod, the modern Church, you name it.


    November 8, 2018 at 8:50 am
  • westminsterfly

    Oh how trendy. Yawn. I remember my diocese tried to ‘get down wiv da kidz’ back in the 1990’s, with their ‘rave Masses’. Pathetic. They folded after it emerged that grave sacrileges were going on at these events, and they only attracted a handful of malcontents anyway. Also – has anyone noticed anything about this so-called ‘yoof’ synod in Rome. Most of the ‘yoof’ appear to be about 30 years old? Or at least in their very late 20’s. Not what I would call ‘youth’ in the strict sense of the word. Look at the ones in the video behind this poor deluded Cardinal.

    November 8, 2018 at 10:35 am
  • Deacon Augustine

    He would be another disaster – follower of the Bologna school (Dossetti, Alberigo and Melloni) which sees Vatican II as being a total and radical break with everything which came before.

    This was another really stupid appointment by Benedict XVI who knew full well that he was antagonistic to orthodoxy before he gave him his red hat. It was another of those “one for me, one for you” appointments made by JPII and BXVI which were supposed to maintain some kind of Hegelian balance between Catholicism and Modernism in order to further “unity” within the Church – as if Christ could have any unity with Belial.

    However bad Francis is, he is only the logical extrapolation of the errors of JPII and BXVI. This joker would just be a further extrapolation along the path to perdition.

    November 8, 2018 at 11:28 am
  • Margaret Mary

    That video is really and truly embarrassing to watch. What on earth does Cardinal Tagle think he’s doing? I love the way they have Bishop Fellay looking on – that’s priceless! My message to these groovy churchmen is “grow up!”

    November 8, 2018 at 7:04 pm
  • Theresa Rose

    How to be an idiot in one easy lesson.

    November 8, 2018 at 8:17 pm
    • editor

      Theresa Rose,

      You nailed it – and made me laugh heartily!

      November 8, 2018 at 9:18 pm
  • Fidelis

    I agree, this video is mortifying to watch. I can’t think why these elderly men think it’s groovy to act like teenagers. They only make fools of themselves.

    I can’t bear the thought of a Pope Francis II but I won’t do a “Chris McLaughlin” and demand a change of headline, LOL!

    November 10, 2018 at 10:53 am
  • crofterlady November 12, 2018 at 6:33 pm
  • editor


    Shocking headline in that link:

    Vatican orders US bishops to delay taking action on sexual abuse crisis

    It makes horrendous reading and there can, surely,be no justification for it.

    November 12, 2018 at 9:11 pm
    • gabriel syme


      The development is almost as funny as it is depressing.

      Francis shoe-horned stuff about synodality into the recent synod document, (despite it not having been discussed by the Bishops), yet now – straight after – rides roughshod over the American Bishops’ ability to make their own policies.

      From the initial reactions I have seen, this has not gone down well, even among compliant dopes like Cupich.

      Francis leadership has long since passed from being poor / concerning / problematic to be a laughing stock.

      He can’t even stick to his own contrived nonsense. It’s just embarrassing, even more so given he and his sycophants seem to believe they are running a highly polished and effective scheme of pulling the wool over all our eyes.

      November 13, 2018 at 9:53 am
      • editor

        “Laughing stock” just about nails it, Gabriel Syme.

        How very sad to think that any pope is nothing more than a laughing stock – just when the world is in dire need of the kind of holiness of a Pius X.

        November 13, 2018 at 5:42 pm
    • gabriel syme


      I think this news has appeared after my earlier post today:

      Archbishop Vigano has today weighed in on the matter, urging the US Bishops to proceed regardless of what the Vatican has said.

      The Remnant comments that it seems +Vigano is now trying to provoke Francis, perhaps hoping to get him to break his silence this way.

      November 13, 2018 at 10:46 pm
  • crofterlady

    Well why is nobody commenting on it?!!

    November 13, 2018 at 8:48 am
    • editor


      You posted a link and ask why “nobody is commenting” on it.

      I frequently post whole articles, new threads, and have to wait for maybe a day or two before people comment.

      Unless it’s about the SSPX or the Mass, then, suddenly, people come out of the woodwork to comment. Irritates the socks off me, be assured. Notice, I’ve not posted any threads on either topic for quite some time. Revenge is sweet 😀

      So, I’m afraid, Crofterlady, that the answer to your question as to why is nobody commenting on your link is…

      That’s life.

      November 13, 2018 at 9:47 am
  • gabriel syme

    Tagle is really toe-curling.

    Often he appears in casual dress, wearing a crucifix like a 70s medallion, but he seems to reserve his most embarrassing behaviour for when he is wearing his robes of office.

    (Just like Pope “clown nose” Francis).

    November 13, 2018 at 9:48 am
    • editor

      Gabriel Syme,

      I often think that – as if any old(er!) trying to be “groovy” isn’t bad enough but a “groovy” old man dressed as a priest, bishop or cardinal is ludicrous in the extreme. Why can’t they see that? What am I saying… If they can’t see what is wrong with the new Mass, new Rosary, new Catechism, they’re unlikely to ponder the merits and demerits of looking like a numpty set to music!

      November 13, 2018 at 5:46 pm
      • gabriel syme


        What is encouraging is that outlets / voices which were previously lukewarm of centrist are now more condemning of such things. Such as this Catholic Herald article, describing the disco dancing Bishops at the synod “pitiful”.

        Not long ago, it had an article panning the novus ordo, for example:

        So unsuccessful has this reform been, even according to its own lights, that it is now deemed necessary to add elements, such as someone coming on to the sanctuary at the beginning of Mass to explain what the “theme” of today’s Mass is, lest the 40 minutes or so of readings, sermon, bidding prayers and notices in the vernacular are not enough to give you a clue. Similarly the impoverishment of gesture has backfired.

        More and more one witnesses the embarrassing spectacle of a congregation of elderly people who have abandoned immemorial customs of their ancestors, like kneeling or genuflecting, only to substitute these for standing with upturned hands outstretched or joined during the Our Father

        November 13, 2018 at 10:19 pm

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