Shepherd One Pilots Vow To Ground Plane If Pope Francis Does Anymore Interviews

Shepherd One Pilots Vow To Ground Plane If Pope Francis Does Anymore Interviews


[Not crash land it!?]

Posted on February 19, 2016 by thelarryd

(AoftheANews) Vatican sources have told AoftheA News that the pilots for “Shepherd One”, the chartered jet used for papal flights, have vowed to intentionally ground the plane if the Holy Father continues to grant media interviews on future trips.

According to sources, one pilot promised he would take off without the Holy Father on board, should he refuse to sign an affidavit promising to ignore the media on return flights, and remain in first class where he belongs.

“They also said they’d be perfectly content sitting on the tarmac for hours on end because of ‘technical difficulties’, if the Holy Father refuses to promise,” one source reported.

“The pilots are tired of the controversies,” another source told AoftheA News. “These off-the-cuff remarks are confusing and upsetting, and in their opinion, do more harm than good. I think the Holy Father ought to take their position very seriously.”

Catholic blogger Sadie van Kantest, made famous after her phone conversation with Pope Francis in 2014, thinks the pilots’ ultimatum may backfire. “While I applaud any effort to stop Francis’ plane pressers, this is a bad idea. If they take off without him, he’ll just get a coach ticket on the next plane to Rome. To me, Francis chatting it up with airline passengers for hours on end would be way, way worse.

“The best idea is keeping him away from microphones altogether.”

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3 comments on “Shepherd One Pilots Vow To Ground Plane If Pope Francis Does Anymore Interviews

  1. “… If they take off without him, he’ll just get a coach ticket on the next plane to Rome. To me, Francis chatting it up with airline passengers for hours on end would be way, way worse.”

    Lol, I know this is satire, but if you want to keep Bergoglio, or anyone grounded buy them an Alitalia ticket.
    Their passengers (I speaking from experience) are on the ground more than in the air. Mostly because they’re on strike every other week.
    Although I hear they’re getting better.

  2. Doctor Rumack: Captain, how soon can you land?

    Captain Clarence Oveur: Is he making up new teachings again in off-the-cuff interviews?

    Doctor Rumack: Yes. But it’s more serious than that. He has completely lost his mind!

    Capt. Rex Kramer: MY God, it’s an aerial Vatican III !

    Elaine: Mayday! Mayday! The Holy Father is making stuff up again! He just overturned the ban on artificial birth control and now he’s dictating border policy for the United States!

  3. One could add the time to land is when the cartel drug money is available . This was reported in Brietbart News today, that the Mexican Church is receiving mega contributions from the drug cartels . You can see now why the Church does not want a wall built between the US and Mexico . It might restrict the cartels profits. www.

    Pope Francis threw himself into the middle of an already overheated Republican presidential race when he questioned frontrunner Donald Trump’s Christian faith.

    Pope Franics made it appear as if his unprecedented remarks were motivated simply by a concern over Trump’s goal of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, but I have little doubt the pope’s broadside has less to do with whether or not there should be a border wall and more about pandering to Mexican Catholics.

    In fact, the pope is taking on Trump to boost his own popularity with Mexican Catholics and also to divert attention away from long simmering questions about the Mexican church’s relationship with narco donations.

    Because the Catholic Church is struggling to stem defections among Mexican Catholics to Pentecostal Christian sects, the pope came prepared to demonstrate he was a friend of working class Mexicans. The American political debate over illegal immigration was tailor made for pontifical sound bites.

    By diverting attention to a brawl with Trump, the pope can continue avoiding a peculiar problem in Mexico: huge cash donations to the Mexican church from cartel bosses. The dirty donations are so common they are called narco limosnas (narco alms). No money laundering laws are violated so long as the Mexican clerics do not kick back any of the cash to the traffickers, but it is a problem the U.S. government has pleaded with the Church to address. Attacking Trump’s faith is about as good a diversion as possible to avoid having to tackle narco alms.

    Pope Francis likes to wear a reformer’s mantle. In going after Trump, he said, “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not of building bridges…. this is not in the gospel.” When I heard that, I could only think of the fact that Pope Francis has steadfastly refused all public calls to open the Vatican’s Holocaust files and bank records from World War II. This issue is particularly timely because of evidence that the Vatican may have profited during World War II through secret investments in German and Italian insurers, and that those companies reaped outsized profits by escheating the life insurance policies of Jews sent to the death camps.

    When he was the cardinal of Buenos Aires, he said those files should be opened. Now, as pope, he has avoided the issue.

    The pope’s criticism of Donald Trump could apply to the Vatican’s own intransigence over its wartime archives. “Building walls” (or in other words keeping the files under lock and key inside the Secret Archives), instead “of building bridges” (opening the archives to historians), is “not the gospel.”

    No one, of course, questions Pope Francis’s faith as a Christian simply because he is not tackling narco-alms or opening up the secret Holocaust files. The same should apply to political candidates. The pope is free to disagree with any politician, but to interfere in American politics is likely a misstep. And to do so with a moral judgment about faith violates a secular and religious red line that should be sacrosanct.

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