Friday, March 26, 2010

Is this a Times 'anti-Catholic' joke? :o)

19 Comments:

Blogger Jared Gaites said...

Some people really do need to grow up.

26 March 2010 at 17:33  
Anonymous It's faith, stupid said...

Your Grace

Slow news day?

26 March 2010 at 17:43  
Anonymous Oswin said...

Oh come on, it's a valid 'titter' surely?

26 March 2010 at 18:01  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

Found a cracking book last week, rambling around the old carboot sale, bloody nora, it dates back to british empire days and is full of photos of Rag India.

Came a across one of old British by-planes flying over the khyber pass and it reminded how 'they dont like up em' do they.

No matter how many times they think they should be up there, its never been right.

Confession and apology does not make the grade anymore.

26 March 2010 at 19:07  
Blogger Ronald said...

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26 March 2010 at 19:07  
Anonymous AndyW said...

Minimal research comes up with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Boyes

26 March 2010 at 19:08  
Blogger Jared Gaites said...

Why did the deaf choir boy stay on the organ?

Because he didn't hear the priest coming!

26 March 2010 at 20:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor old Roger Boyes. I remember doing a Sunday shift on the Newcastle Journal back in the late 90s when his by-line on a similar Sunday Times paedophile story caused much hilarity in the newsroom. The poor devil has obviously been typecast

26 March 2010 at 20:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A nun at a Catholic school asked her students what they want to be when they grow up.

Little Suzy declares, "I want to be a prostitute."

"What did you say?!" asks the nun, totally shocked.

"I said I want to be a prostitute," Suzy repeats.

"Oh, thank heavens," says the nun. "I thought you said 'a Protestant!'"

26 March 2010 at 20:22  
Anonymous Ben Dover said...

Q. Why can't Anglicans play chess?

A. Because they can't tell a Bishop from a Queen.

26 March 2010 at 20:26  
Anonymous not a machine said...

Certainly seem to wanting a new pope , dont they or is the EU socialists utopia being monitored by the Jesuits ?

Can Tony Blair become pope , now that EU prezident is on hold for a while ?

26 March 2010 at 21:27  
Blogger Theresa said...

What has the Vienna Boys Choir got to do with the Catholic church? It's not run by the church and never has been; it was originally a choir set up by the court of the Austrian emperor. The abusers in question are not clergy. What is up with the Times? Is there any truth in the rumour that Der Speigel is offering a million euros to the person who can make a child abuse claim stick to Benedict? It would explain a lot if it was.

26 March 2010 at 23:12  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

"What has the Vienna Boys Choir got to do with the Catholic church?"

Hey Theresa you could have a point there, maybe its never been a matter of the church, rather more a case study of the lineage of those who took positions within it.

Its all worth researching, alibis will be required, consider after all the abolishing of the monasteries, remember all clergy since such time have been known as secular. Could be a secular crime after all!

It would fit the pattern of the latter day Marxist horde.

26 March 2010 at 23:39  
Blogger PaulineG said...

Theresa,

Re Der Speigel: I've been trying to get some info on this but could only get so far, having no German: http://www.kreuz.net/article.10828.html

Can anyone help?

26 March 2010 at 23:51  
Blogger Marie1797 said...

PaulineG
You don't want to believe what you read about the Pope in “Der Speigel”, or on blogs like fact-Fiction, they are not always correct and are an anti Church bunch of socialists who are going to any lengths incl. bribery etc.. to find some dirt to stir up trouble. I feel so sorry for him.

27 March 2010 at 01:48  
Blogger English Viking said...

Titter ye not!


PS @ Ben Dover,

Why can't Protestants celebrate their faith?

Because they are all:

a) Sexually abused by Catholics?;

b) Kneecapped by Catholics?;

c) Socially repressed, by the fear of violence (from Catholics), to the point where they dare not voice their views?;

d) Blown up in a shopping centre by freedom fighting Catholics?;

e) Caught up in the current PC nonsense that states that one Irish Catholic is worth a hundred English Protestants?

In the words of a better man than me; Never. Never. Never!

27 March 2010 at 02:01  
Anonymous len said...

His Grace said,
'Judgement must begin In The House of God'
And it has.


"And the Lord said, 'Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat'" ( Luke 22:31 NKJV).

The Church is being 'sifted'

When sifting occurs wheat is shaken and falls to the ground and what is left in the sieve is rubble and dirt. I would assume that the sifting process, according to how we respond to it, can either purify us that we may be gathered into the garner cleansed from the rubble of the natural man, or we lose our faith and the debris of the world is what remains with us. Peter was sifted and came out stronger for it. He triumphed over Satan. We will each be "sifted." We will each decide the end result of that sifting.

27 March 2010 at 08:20  
Anonymous Anguished Soul said...

Thank you Len...

I too think the Lord has a hand in all of this. He is revealing the wolves in sheep's clothing, as opposed to His real sheep. There is also a chance for repentance for those who are truly sorry. It may be the last chance that they get, mind. I don't think we have long to wait until the Lord's return, the signs are all there. He is returning in judgement, which is something those wolves seem to forget.

27 March 2010 at 09:25  
Blogger PaulineG said...

Maria,

Thank you for the steer. I am certainly interested in this rumour but will regard it as such in the absence of hard evidence.

I wholly agree with you re the Pope. It seems to me that once aware of the cover-ups and parish-shifting he has been assiduously working to clean up the Church's act and that those who sincerely seek the protection of the vulnerable within the Catholic Church should be supporting him, not seeking to bring him down.

But the MSM have been doing their worst with scant regard for the facts of the case and, particularly of late, with a willingness to present a case based on carefully selected facts which is truly breathtaking.

Having said that, they must get considerable credit for having helped to bring this abuse and the cover-ups into the open in the first place.

Len,

Agreed: It is a painful process for all but a necessary one.

27 March 2010 at 09:41  

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