Washington Post Fears Papal Conspiracy

I am seriously beginning to think liberal journalist must pass an idiocy exam before being considered for the job, so that they match the IQ of their readers.

The “Washington Post” informs us there are fears Pope Emeritus Benedict might, after the election of the new Pope, influence his successor. Even the ghost of rivalries and divided loyalties is mentioned, with the excuse the Vatican excludes it. The circumstance Bishop Gaenswein will “work for both” is also found a rather disquieting element.

The Washington Post therefore instructs his readers about the following:

1) The Pope has resigned in order to influence his successor. His objective is, of course, that the new Pope does what he would be doing. That he would be doing If he were Pope, that is…. Aaarrgghhh!!!

2) It is clear to everyone with some perception now (though not to the WaPo readers, obviously) that the Pope resigned because he felt he could not be the Pope whom the Church now needs. After which, he would proceed to exert on his successor a strength of character and steely determination he never had in all his previous years. As they say, life begins at 86…

3) Catholics being a bunch of anarchists always ready to follow whomever wears a white tunic, there is a clear danger of division: cue the armoured troops of the “Benedictites”, attacking the Vatican at the cry “Papacy or death”. I can picture the former Pontiff surveying the troops, proudly riding his white purebread, his armour glittering in the Roman sun…

4) The new Pope can’t decide who his aides will be. Gaenswein is on the menu, and Gaenswein will have to be. The same as with a Mother-in-law, you get the whole package and can’t decide to deselect this or that from the, erm, list of standard equipment.

5) Gaenswein is a very powerful man. You get Gaenswein (which you must; see point 4) and you’re screwed. Pope Emeritus and he himself will cast a long shadow over your papacy. There’s no escape. You certainly can’t have these things as you like. Who do you think you are, the Pope?!

Seriously, those who like the WaPo should have their IQ measured. Wait…

On reflection, perhaps better not…


Posted on March 7, 2013, in Catholicism and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Wishful thinking from a liberal newspaper.

    • I agree. They also need to write something (negative) against the Church every now and… now.

      Interestingly, the Church seems to exert an enormous fascination even on Her enemies…


  2. I suppose the WaPo probably believes the new Pope will crank up the Inquisition too. (Not that is wouldn’t be a bad idea!)

  3. To be brief and concise, TEE HEE.

  4. Just as a quick aside, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Sri Lanka, at least from what ive recently read, seems like a pretty good man as far as the Papacy is concerned. He is in favor of the Latin Mass, is apparently in support of the late Bp. M. Lefebvre, believes that people should kneel and receive the Host on the tongue by the hand of the priest, is against lay “deacons” taking part in the sacrifice of the Mass, and is vehemently opposed to the introduction of ANY other religious “custom” or “influence” being introduced into the Mass.

    • Yes, Ranjith seems a rather good choice. I can’t remember anything negative about him.

      Do I sin if I still prefer an Italian? 😉


  5. probably not…..as long as said Italian (im half Italian and half german btw) is a man dedicated to the return to the Faith.

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