I know I’m not a Catholic (he said with some certaintly) and I get the impression that most of my readers aren’t Catholic, either (he said with less certainty), but I’m gonna throw my two cents into the ring here (he said, mixing metaphors). I’m kinda feeling this new Pope. I mean yeah, he’s against gay-marriage, and yeah, he’s against birth control, but. . . I mean, were we expecting something else? I would have been flattened by surprise if the Holy See had elected a Unitarian Universalist. Let’s take what we can get, people.
Why do I like this new Pope?
1) He’s named himself after the awesome St. Francis of Assisi. ‘Nuff said.
2) He’s 50% less white than your Regular Pope!
3) He chose not to receive his election on the Papal Throne, or wear most of the Papal Bling that comes with the job. A humble pontiff? Surely, you must be joking.
4) He looks like Jonathon Price!
How do you feel about the new Pope? Is it “All hail the new Pontiff, same as the Old Pontiff?” Or are we going to see some (incredibly incrimental) change in the Big Church?