Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Holy War

So, B16 doesn't have much to do. He's just the leader of a major world religion that allegedly believes in peace, love and understanding. That doesn't fill his time though, seeking peace and justice in the world, so he has started a holy war against those poor people who see Jesus and/or Mary in a grilled cheese sandwich.

The Pope is declaring a 'holy war' against people who claim falsely that the Virgin Mary is appearing to them. He will attempt to snuff out an explosion of bogus heavenly apparitions with new guidelines to help bishops root out frauds. Benedict XVI plans to publish criteria to help them distinguish between true and false claims of visions of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, messages, stigmata - the appearances of the five wounds of Christ - and weeping or bleeding statues. In some cases exorcists will be used to determine if a credible apparition is 'divine' origin or 'demonic'. Source.

Have to wonder about B16s obsession with demons. I mean, look at those ears!

1 comment:

StLouisJohn said...

You'd think going from Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to the Papacy would be a promotion.

Somehow, it just doesn't sound like it, when the man has goes from deciding lofty issues of faith to writing guidelines for how to examine a piece of toast.

As far as demonic obsession...remember, The Devil Wears Prada!