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Post 161

Stone Aart - the saturnalian Sybarite, part time Jerry Mire perched on Galbraiths Roost.

Why are cardinals dressed in red? I thought only the devil and santa claus dress in red.


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Post 162

Icy North

Liverpool supporters.


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Post 163

HonestIago

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21649475

It seems the good ex-cardinal is 'fessing up to being a sex pest. What an unexpected development.


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Post 164

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - bigeyes

>> What an unexpected development. <<

Indeed. But it give one hope that some of the clergy
still have some sense of honor and respect for humanity.

Dare I say this honest streak speaks more to the British-ish
DNA of the man than to his religious orientation.

Maybe he will even be able to make amends on his previous
anti-gay and same-sex marriage opposition which will prove
beneficial to the movement.

smiley - cheers
~jwf~


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Post 165

Otto Fisch ("Everything is awesome!")


The Daily Mash wins again...
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/cardinals-hatred-of-gay-marriage-veering-towards-poignant-2013022560821


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Post 166

HonestIago

"Catholic guilt is amazing stuff: you could use it to clean an oven" (from Otto's link)

smiley - rofl

I also liked "What came first - the inappropriate chicken or the ashamed-of-itself egg?"


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Post 167

swl - and the pigs said: We Will Be Happy, We Will Be Free

As a penance for his sins, Cardinal O'Brien has to kick Bishop Brennan up the arse.


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Post 168

swl - and the pigs said: We Will Be Happy, We Will Be Free

And if that's not QOTD, I don't know what the net is coming to.


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Post 169

swl - and the pigs said: We Will Be Happy, We Will Be Free

"The BBC has seen evidence that bishops in the Catholic Church in Scotland knew of 20 allegations of child sex abuse by priests between 1985 and 1995."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-21715473

Colour me surprised


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Post 170

Pastey

This is the BBC that employed and potentially covered up for Saville.

Pot. Kettle. Slow news week.


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Post 171

Ferrettbadger. The Renegade Master

Err what?

So the BBC has done something wrong and then it means it cannot report on wrongdoing elsewhere? Should they just shut down their entire news output?

And for how long should this post Saville, we cant report news thing, last?

FB


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Post 172

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Is there a live webcam for the black smoke/white smoke?

Are bookies taking bets on the first black pope?

GB
smiley - galaxysmiley - diva


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Post 173

Gingersnapper+Keeper of the Cookie Jar and Stuff and Nonsense

GB ~ Live web cam ~ What a wonderful/fun idea! ~
. . . . . . . . . But probably not for another 50 years yet. .. ... ................................... . .. smiley - bubbly . .. ...


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Post 174

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

All the American TV News networks are setting up shop
in front of the Vatican for the duration. No doubt they
will all have one camera aimed at the chimney. Oh boy,
another exciting week (or more) of nail-biting viewing.
smiley - yawn
~jwf~


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Post 175

Stone Aart - the saturnalian Sybarite, part time Jerry Mire perched on Galbraiths Roost.

Argentina's Bergoglio elected Pope
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21777494

I hope he doesn't spur Argentina on to declare a holy Jihad on the Falklands smiley - erm


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Post 176

Icy North

Has anyone nicknamed him Fra Bentos yet?


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Post 177

Mr603

Someone's made him a lovely cheat sheet.

http://media.tumblr.com/de7010bd2a2475d35f54ab181b35218b/tumblr_inline_mjm99nZKAR1qz4rgp.jpg


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Post 178

swl - and the pigs said: We Will Be Happy, We Will Be Free

With all this excitement and media furore about the selection of a new Pope, I almost forgot that gods don't exist smiley - biggrin


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Post 179

Nosebagbadger {Ace}

If you believe that, you'll almost believe that increasing the amounts of the pirates in the world wouldn't reduce global warming
nah, just kidding, that'd be madness to believe that smiley - winkeye


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