Francis’s Scatological Christmas

Francis’s Scatological Christmas

by Christopher A. Ferrara

Even Vatican Radio Sees the Resemblance

It’s Advent, the sacred season of Our Lord’s first coming. And what better time for a perpetually prattling Pope to disgust the whole Catholic world with what he seems to think is a clever analogy between irresponsible journalism and coprophilia, the perverse erotic attraction to human feces, and coprophagia, the perverse desire to eat feces.

For the second time since 2013 (when he was still Cardinal Bergoglio), Francis has uttered this scatological atrocity, this time in meandering remarks to an obscure Belgian magazine published on the Vatican website:

And then, I believe that the media should be very clear, very transparent, and not fall prey – without offence, please – to the sickness of coprophilia, which is always wanting to communicate scandal, to communicate ugly things, even though they may be true. And since people have a tendency towards the sickness of coprophagia, it can do great harm.

Francis obviously does not mean literally that “people have a tendency toward the sickness of coprophagia”—i.e., toward eating dung. Rather, he likens the tendency to gossip to a revoltingly inapt referent to which he is strangely attached. Perhaps he merely wished to throw around a couple of obscure words during his press interview of the week to show how etymologically astute and well read he is. But he has only succeeded in demonstrating yet again that he is a tone-deaf pseudo-intellectual so enamored of his own random thoughts that he has no idea of what an embarrassment he is.

The appropriate reaction here—aside from horror over the continuing damage this man is inflicting upon the Church and the papal office—is not anger but pity for an aggressively unfortunate soul. We must keep the eternal perspective in view and pray for Francis as ardently as we pray for our own salvation.

Yet I ask myself: Do we not find here another similarity between Pope Bergoglio and Martin Luther? (Even the Vatican Radio’s German outlet Facebook page has published—approvingly—the Luther-Bergoglio Internet meme created by a critic skilled in Photoshop).

Is it a coincidence that Martin Luther too had a preoccupation with feces? It was he who penned such gems as “I am ripe s—, so is the world a great wide a–hole; eventually we will part” and “I have shat in my pants and breeches; hang them on your neck and wipe your mouth with them.” (There is more here if you are interested). And it was Saint Thomas More who wrote of Luther that “he conceives nothing in his head other than stupidities, rages and insanities; [and] has nothing in his mouth other than sewers, sh– and dung—with which he plays the buffoon more filthily and obscenely than any actual buffoon ever did.”

As Maureen Mullarkey has written regarding this stercoraceous eruption from the mouth of Mount Bergoglio: “This pontificate is a cornucopia of last straws.” Indeed, take your pick. Damian Thompson, protesting “the Pope’s bizarre rant about eating faeces” over at The Spectator, notes the widening disillusionment with this calamitous papacy before concluding: “The Pope turns 80 this month. A surprising number of Catholics are wondering whether this might not be an appropriate moment for him to retire. Count me among them.”

But Rod Dreher best captures the essence of the problem. In a blog post entitled “Poop Talk with Pope Francis,” he delivers this devastating one-liner: “The Vicar of Christ, ladies and gentlemen.”

Francis is determined to bring the papacy down to his level, and the whole Church along with it. To the extent humanly possible, the Church has become his plaything. The result is at once a demonstration of the power and the peril of the papacy.

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15 comments on “Francis’s Scatological Christmas

  1. I can hear the NeoCats now, “What’s the problem? Everybody poops!” The ecumaniacs will start recommending use of the left hand, in imitation of Muslims, for cleaning oneself. This could be the new frontier, to distract from the AL heresy.

    Let’s not forget his fecalness’ two predecessors. Maybe the gutter mind is a by-product of Modernism? Wojtyla had a preoccupation with sex, to put it mildly, a kind of Ruth Westheimer of the Vatican. He wanted to make sure that (cis heteronormative married) couples were getting enough pleasure, so he concocted a theological dimension to spice things up. Ratzinger, the originator of the airplane interview, once let the “reporter” go into the gutter. He could have shut this down, but no. Ratz had to opine on the potential charity of a fag prostitute employing a prophylactic device. Why go putting improper and impure thoughts into the minds of the faithful?

    May all the virgin martyrs cry out against these perverse men.

  2. If I may expand on Tom’s doggerel verse (pardon me, Tom):

    I am the Pope of this Body Ecclesial
    Everything that I write or say is magisterial
    Any resemblance to dung is coincidental

  3. A sad story. Leaving aside the question of whether there is any accuracy to the analogy with respect to the secular media’s scandal obsessions and also of the heretical progressive modernist tendencies of the current Pope, it is a characteristic of dementia that certain demented elderly patients will start talking about poop issues intemperately, as if they have developed Tourette’s or regressed to childhood. It is also an anti-bourgeois shock tactic of the Marxist Liberation theology crowd to inject discussions of sanitation, diarrhea, sewers, or the lack thereof. What particular psychological issue may be involved in those anti-bourgeois Marxist types who enjoy doing this, you be the judge. The current pontiff is vulgar and it’s likely these types of antics and statements will keep happening.

    “I don’t know what you’re talking about!”

  4. My gaydar is off the charts now. Who but a faggot or fellow traveler even knows that arcane term I’ve never heard before, or is even familiar with such a hideous subject? But who am I to judge?

  5. Step down, Pope Francis! How dare you fill our minds with the swill and stench that obviously permeates your own! Ladies, youngsters even, will hear your shameful words, words that should not even be mentioned among us.

    I’m sorry, but this tops AL. Yes, heresy is horrible. But a filthy pope who fills his subjects minds with putrid feces must be silenced.

    Will anyone join me in this? Francis must step down.

    • There does come “that magic moment,” doesn’t there?

      Any nun or priest I was privileged to have been instructed by years ago would have grabbed a bucket and the bitterest soap available and not hesitated to use it in full public view on ANYONE who dared speak such crudities! Even you-know-who.

  6. Austin Powers: Why would the Pope be thinking about this?

    Gary: I think I know why, Ace.

    Dr. Freud: Someone has been reading my books in the Vatican again….

    Father Mulcahy, S.J.: Oh, yes, there was quite a bit of that in modernist Jesuit circles in the 1960s and 1970s. In fact, one of the novice masters at Wernersville became quite obsessed with Freud to the point that there was some unfortunate “talk” questioning his obsession. You know, Freud does have some exotic theories about “rigid” character structure and rigidity which could explain the Holy Father’s recent interest in unusual explanations, particularly in light of the Vatican’s recent clarification on candidates for ordination.

  7. Going for a lucrative book deal.

    • Undoubtedly to be co-authored by a member of the Mr. Whipple Foundation, underwritten by P&G, makers of Charmin.

    • LOL! That’s it. That’s the disgusting little book my inlaws had for their kids. The horse says it all in your new version.

    • Bergoglio might be an OTO whack job like John Lennon. Remember “Everybody’s got one! Everybody’s got one!” from his walrus acid-trip “song?” He explained that everybody got one “whatever, one (body part), one (body part), …” Just wait. Everybody’s pope is just getting ramped up.

    • Wilbur Post: Oh, Ed, you know the audience has never seen where you drop your stuff and how I clean it out. Do you think that would make a good show?

      Mister Ed: Have you gone crazy, Willl…burrrrr? We’ll leave that dung for some pope 50 years from now.

  8. While the pope was pooping on “fake news,” our government just put a stake in First Amendment.

    [Beware of yucky ads at Zerohedge–I have a block on when I go there]
    Senate Quietly Passes The “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act”

    While we wait to see if and when the Senate will pass (and president will sign) Bill “H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017”, which was passed by the House at the end of November with an overwhelming majority and which seeks to crack down on websites suspected of conducting Russian propaganda and calling for the US government to “counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence … carried out in coordination with, or at the behest of, political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation and the role of the Russian Federation has been hidden or not acknowledged publicly,” another, perhaps even more dangerous and limiting to civil rights and freedom of speech bill passed on December 8.

    Recall that as we reported in early June, “a bill to implement the U.S.’ very own de facto Ministry of Truth has been quietly introduced in Congress. As with any legislation attempting to dodge the public spotlight the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 marks a further curtailment of press freedom and another avenue to stultify avenues of accurate information. Introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181 seeks a “whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions” to counter “foreign disinformation and manipulation,” which they believe threaten the world’s “security and stability.”

    Also called the Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016 (S. 2692), when introduced in March by Sen. Rob Portman, the legislation represents a dramatic return to Cold War-era government propaganda battles.

    The first priority is developing a whole-of-government strategy for countering foreign propaganda and disinformation. The bill would increase the authority, resources, and mandate of the Global Engagement Center to include state actors like Russia and China in addition to violent extremists. The Center will be led by the State Department, but with the active senior level participation of the Department of Defense, USAID, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the Intelligence Community, and other relevant agencies.

    Second, the legislation seeks to leverage expertise from outside government to create more adaptive and responsive U.S. strategy options. The legislation establishes a fund to help train local journalists and provide grants and contracts to NGOs, civil society organizations, think tanks, private sector companies, media organizations, and other experts outside the U.S. government with experience in identifying and analyzing the latest trends in foreign government disinformation techniques.

    In other words, the Act will i) greenlight the government to crack down with impunity against any media property it deems “propaganda”, and ii) provide substantial amounts of money fund an army of “local journalist” counterpropaganda, to make sure the government’s own fake news drowns that of the still free “fringes.”

    So while packaged politely in a veneer of “countering disinformation and propaganda”, the bill, once signed by Obama, will effectively give the government a full mandate to punish, shut down or otherwise prosecute, any website it deems offensive and a source of “foreign government propaganda from Russia, China or other nations.” And since there is no formal way of proving whether or not there is indeed a foreign propaganda sponsor, all that will be sufficient to eliminate any “dissenting” website, will be the government’s word against that of the website. One can be confident that the US government will almost certainly prevail in every single time.
    This will likely come around to biting us religious types who oppose things such as sodomy, abortion, and Hillary Clinton types. Don’t forget that France recently cracked down on pro-life websites:

  9. Critics are scratching their heads, wondering what could have prompted Bergoglio to use such terminology so bizarrely. The recent WikiLeaks revelations regarding the strange occult rituals involving a certain performance artist painting with bodily fluids and Hillary’s campaign director are in that neighborhood, similar perverse fetishes, simulated cannibalism, if not the real deal. Did someone at the Vatican discover the link from a dossier on this type of occultism?

    Speaking of politics, there were those discussions about temperament in the U.S. election.
    Does Bergoglio have the temperament , self-control, and decorum for the office, to reign with the dignity required for a Pope of the Catholic Church? Why would he consider this an acceptable topic for the head of the Catholic Church to discuss in an interview? This is what he chose to talk about while refusing to answer questions from four cardinals on legitimate concerns about Catholic doctrine. There appears to be a problem with judgment which could be a sign of dementia or senility. You should not need to be a card-carrying traditionalist to be concerned about that.

    Bergoglio keeps delivering for the Jack Chick crowd. He keeps giving energy to anti-Catholic bigotry and Protestants cheering for a papal Antichrist. Will any cardinal or bishop have the courage to tell him to shut up? They should.

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