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.
ashley said on April 20, 2005 at 2:51 pm
If y’all ain’t been listenin’ to Al Franken, he had the one, the only, Father Guido Sarducci display his affection for Cardinal John Ratzenberger.
Always wondered what he did after Cheers…
TSO said on April 21, 2005 at 9:26 am
“…when it comes to the state, as soon as crimes begin to multiply and society feels its safety threatened, there is an immediate demand for tougher laws. In relation to the Church, whose laws are moral in nature, the exact opposite happens – there is a demand for further relaxation.” – the former Cardinal Ratzinger
Loulou said on April 21, 2005 at 10:52 pm
My son calls him Papa Ratzi.
ashley said on April 22, 2005 at 6:03 am
From “Father Ted”:
“Fascists dress in black and tell people what to do, whereas priests…”