The Francis Game

Monopoly was clearly doomed...

Monopoly was clearly doomed…

With the coming of winter, the Francis Game could be a good pastime for those afternoons with friends when it’s too cold to go for a walk in the park.

The game is so: player A says something utterly offensive, stupid, ridiculous, juvenile, astonishingly arrogant, blasphemous, heretical, or otherwise absurd. The worse the statement is, the better it is for the player. This player is called “The Francis”, hence the game’s name. It applies to ladies too, I am afraid. 

At this point, Player B must show player A that said Player A has not said what he has really said, but the total opposite, which could have been inferred if A would have added something – no matter how long – he has not said.

This player is called “Blogger”. Blogger must, to win the game, end his explanation saying to player C (the “Reader”): “You see? What Francis really wanted to say…” 

Important: If the Blogger doesn’t say the last words, he has always lost. When Player C has counted to three after Player B has stopped talking, the game is up.

So, let’s see some example.


Francis: “Your father is a murderer”.

Blogger: “We have all crucified Christ. Therefore, we are all murderers. Therefore, in a sense your father is a murderer”.

(To “Reader”): “You see? What Francis really wanted to say…”

(Variations with “your mother is a slut/your sister is a whore” also allowed. To be avoided with temperamental players).


Francis: “Christ has saved you”

Blogger: “By dying for us, Christ has redeemed us with His Blood. The redemption opens for you the possibility of salvation. Hopefully, you are going to choose to follow Christ and, helped by God’s grace, will merit salvation. If and when you are saved, we will be able to say that Christ has saved you”.

(to “Reader”):   “You see? What Francis really wanted to say…”


Francis: “Proselytism is solemn nonsense, it makes no sense. We need to get to know each other, listen to each other and improve our knowledge of the world around us.”

Blogger: “Christ is pretty good, but I do not have to shove Him down your throat right now, eh? ah? no? Let’s have a cocktail or two first. A bus ride. Perhaps ten or twelve interviews. I like interviews, as you might know. We need to get to know each other. I must improve my knowledge of your atheism, if you are atheist. If you are a Jew, I must take care you only eat kosher food. This is important. Our ways may crisscross and zigzag and go hither and tither, but at some point you will end up converting to Catholicism because I am such a capital chap, and I go out and do things. Proselytism happens, because proselytism is a relationship, like… Truth. So Proselytism purely meant as the Pelagians intend it, as narrow-minded legalism, is nonsense”.

(to “Reader”):  “You see? What Francis really wanted to say…”

Well, enough of instruction now.

Enjoy the game!


Posted on October 2, 2013, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Let’s all chip in and buy [……] the Francis Six Month Anniversary Special Edition of the game!

  2. Mundabor my friend,

    Please provide reading material that describes in detail the difference between infallibility and fallibility in regards to the Pope. I have a seven year old daughter, and someday she will read this theological pornography. I hope you can provide a short and simple document that I can read word for word to my daughter, and/or any other man that is shocked by his words and deeds. I enjoyed your piece where you used Churchill as an example, but it is not simple enough for children.

    A couple questions I would like answered:

    If the Pope says

    “Follow your conscience because the world has evolved” in an interview.
    “Follow your conscience because the world has evolved” in an encyclical.

    Is one fallible and the other infallible? Should I assume that the second example (encyclical) will never occur because the Catholic Church cannot error in faith and morals?

    God Bless you and your readers,

  3. I don’t like this game anymore! Can it just be over.

  4. I think [….] would win hands down.

  5. Does Player B, if victorious, win the title ‘Rex Praesumptui’?

  6. A friend and I play a version of this game already, except in reverse. Player one will say something traditionally Catholic, and player two will respond as Francis would.

    Player 1: I’m up to three rosaries a day!
    Player 2: Don’t count your rosaries.

    Player 1: It really bothers me when Cardinal (insert name here) does this.
    Player 2: Eh, who am I to judge?

  7. This all makes me so sad .. but I KNOW good will come out of it.. in fact it has forced me to THINK about what I believe and think about finding a GOOD confessor and a church that has not bought into this new world order ‘stuff’ that Francis appears to like .. one world fits all .. is the day coming when the new religion will approve of anything and anyone no matter how evil, barbaric or corrupt .. I am also forced to consider this is vary likely the great apostasy or the beginning of it.. Francis did us all a favor .. we now have to CHOOSE whom we follow, Christ, the world, the flesh or the devil. We have to put aside what we WANT to believe is the reality and decide whether or not Francis is leading the church over the cliff .. or simply .. sorry . there is no simply . whatever he is doing in the END God .. Christ win. Pray for him . for our own personal salvation and for the salvation of many. Apparently no one else or few in the hierarchy care about such things any more.

  8. Well, what he meant was…

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