By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | Sep 01, 2003

The fiendish plot of the Polish Pope to assume the mantle of Holy Roman Emperor of Europe has been undone by a particularly astute example of British intuitive analysis of Catholicism appearing in the U.K. Spectator.

We must not fear! It is still not too late!! But having been uncovered, we must act quickly. ASSEMBLE THE ARMADA! We shall yet see all of Europe acknowledging the Tiara and Keys, and learning by heart the Syllabus of Errors. Inshallah. Oh- er, I meant: DEUS VULT!

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Sep. 05, 2003 10:30 PM ET USA

    Nothing essentially evil about it (the Church). I just would rather not swim in Da Nile, either about my own sins or the sins of Catholic leadership. You want healing, you had better face the truth. Confession, rather than continual drum-banging and horn-blowing, seems to me in my humble opinion to be the way to go.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 05, 2003 3:51 PM ET USA

    Well, I guess the evil empire moves on...

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Sep. 04, 2003 6:19 PM ET USA

    Okay, something better.let's see..What about the fact that Pope John Paul II is committing sins of gross negligence by not disciplining Bishops...and the fact that the Holy office issued a statement during Padre Pio's life that there was "nothing supernatural about the stigmata" and then there was Joan of Arc, that St. John of the Cross was almost starved to death by his "brothers," hostility towards Catholic Charismatic Covenant Community in the state of NJ, mutilation of the Fatima message

  • Posted by: - Sep. 04, 2003 1:18 PM ET USA

    How intelligent to go to the Inquisition, the favorite knee-jerk emotional argument of those bent on discrediting the Church. Please, find something better&.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Sep. 03, 2003 7:58 PM ET USA

    No doubt "The Inquisition" was ridiculous as well. At least we got a little wholesome humor out of it (Don Quixote...)

  • Posted by: - Sep. 03, 2003 7:04 PM ET USA

    British anti-Catholicism stems from the very successful campaign waged by Henry VIII against the Church in order to justify his loose morality and his futile search for a male heir. The Armada was a Spanish enterprise and the fight was over supremacy at sea. And despite that the Spanish lost they are not claiming that perfidious Anglo-Saxons want to take over Spain today. The whole thing is ridiculous, and more ridiculous that people should take it seriously.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Sep. 02, 2003 6:04 PM ET USA

    It is precisely because we (or should I say King Phillip of Spain) assembled "the armada" in the first place that they (the British) don't trust us now. One might think in one's vanity that the effects of sin don't span the centuries, but however lopsided the seperation with the "Church of England" might appear I have little doubt that guilt was double-edged. There were Popes of that era infamous for their sin and hypocrisy. And to "Z;" Just who DID destroy that fleet, anyway, God or the Devil?

  • Posted by: - Sep. 01, 2003 6:28 PM ET USA

    Its time for the pope to don his black suite, dump the tiara and start wearing his dark fedora& We all know that beneath his ecclesiastical robes he always packs heat, and his Vatican office converts into a sophisticated war center when no pesky visitors are in sight. There the pope seats in his chair, with his white cat in hand, plotting world dominion. Ha, ha, ha, ha& those Britts havent seen the last of us yet&