A Cardinal Talks Sense
“Would you want to be adopted by a pair of faggots or lesbians?”
This very pertinent question was, according to the Guardian, posed by Mexican Cardinal Sandoval only a couple of years ago.
What does this refreshing bluntness tell us?
It tells us, if you ask me, that when the Cardinals are gathered in the Sistine Chapel there will be a number among them who are abundantly fed up with the way things are going; and for one Cardinal who still has the intellectual honesty of calling sodomites “faggots” there will be many others who stop short of saying the word, but completely share the thinking.
I personally do not think the right thinking Cardinals will be enough to pick one of the men the readers of this blog would want, but I think it is fair to say they will almost certainly be enough to avoid the election of a very bad guy.
The reinstatement of the 2/3 rule for the election of the Pope (in all elections; not switching to absolute majority after a number of attempts) means that a block of 39 Cardinals can veto every unwanted candidature.
It certainly works both way, which is why cardinal Bagnasco was given odds of 18 to one from Paddy Power yesterday afternoon. But it is probably fair to say the Cardinals who think of sodomites as “faggots” should comfortably outnumber those who think Luther a “man of God”.
This 2/3 rules, a wise modification of the last Pontiff to the rule of his predecessor, is what allows me to be fairly relaxed regarding the possibility of a “worst case” Pope (a Schoenborn, say), with a “Benedict clone” being the realistic “worst case” scenario in front of us.
It would be such a pleasure to have a Pope who is on record with calling sodomites “faggots”. He would probably not do it once elected, but you could be sure the right thinking is there. We have allowed perversion to be sanitised for too long and it is now time to start talking sense again.
Hopefully, starting from the Sistine Chapel…