The Free Press has one of those reader-participation things up on their website: What would you tell the Pope? You know: Drop in and give Joey Ratz a piece of your mind.
Well, leave it to those doggone readers. A sampling:
From “Altar Boy”: Keep your hands off me.
From “Maud”: Hey there “humble worker,” I need some yard work done. When do you think you might be able to get around to it? But seriously, here’s a suggestion: take all the gold, all the jewels, all the artwork, all the expensive and lavish furnishings that’s hanging around the Vatican, sell it all and use the money for something useful — like educating your poorer followers. Oh, wait, no, then they’d get smart, use birth control against your mandate and poof, there goes the Catholic church. Well, so much for living the life of Jesus, a true humble worker.
From “Ben M”: Congrates! BYOB Friday night!
From “Kevin”: Resign!!!!!!!
So far no one has said, “Love the dress, but your purse is on fire,” but I’m sure it’s coming.