Aquinas would be proud

Misogynists?
No Way.
Even God used a female
. . . to birth Jesus.

Misogynists? Us?


Nuns' Reaction

Did he actually say
he's not a misogynist?!

The Hierarchy's end to Misogyny


Check History

How dare anyone
call me a Misogynist!

as long as . . .

I'm not a Misogynist . . .

. . . as long as you know your place.

A Thinking Hierarchy in Touch with the needs of the People

Francis is waiting for us
to make recommendations
for Church Reform,
but if a Pope does not tell us what to recommend,
how will we know
what to ask for?

The Hierarchy's Liturgy

The sign of Peace during Liturgy
is not to be some warm friendly exchange
among Friends;
You can do that outside of Church.

The Pinnacle of Existence

Evolution is Complete;
Just ask the Hierarchy.

Garb

He's looking for a place 
to hide all his "stuff"
if Francis comes
to Philadelphia.

Selective Holey Discernment

Yes, We are against Discrimination
except with regard to
Women,
Gays and Lesbians,
People of other Religions,
Those who refuse to 
Pay, Pray, and Obey,
Democrats . . .
 

Hanging On to . . .

Some use the Bible
as a drunk uses a lamp post;
for Support
rather than illumination.

Tough Requirements

No, you may Not rehire
your parish maintenance man;
He once attended
a Protestant service.

Francis Purified

We cannot let people know
what Francis is actually saying.

Family Survey

Well, the laity can't say
We don't listen.
No one said we have to agree.

Good Use

With a few hundred thousand dollars
it will be a marvelous retirement villa.

What a novel idea!

Maybe the Early Christians
had the right idea:
Home Liturgies!

Old Man Defense

OK, fellow Bishops,
We all agree that
When testifying,
We will all say
"I can't remember."
It's full-proof; 
We can't be convicted of memory loss.

The Route to Wholeness

If Jesus, as a Jew,
would have established an Institutional Religion
(which He did not)
it certainly would NOT have been
ROMAN. 
Catholic evermore, Roman never again

So There, U.N.

We have interviewed hundreds
of the priests who have been accused
of sexually abusing children;
None, absolutely None,
have considered it Torture.

New Title

Making you a Teacher/Minister
does not involve Ordination;
It simply means
We do not have to pay you a Living Wage
and We can fire you at will.

The plan is working.

OK, your Emminences,
Once we dis-enfranchise the U.S. Nuns,
We'll take over their assets.
We are assured the support of Opus Dei.

Social Justice spoken but not lived here

The Higher Minimum Wage
we support
will not apply
to employee/ministers 
a title
which we have now given you.
 

Listening to those in Charge


Francis Who?

Francis is speaking
to the Third World,
His World;
The Church in the U.S.
is already as it should be.

Lost Focus

Mary,
They'll go through history
focused on my death;
You and Yours
must remind everyone about
MY LIFE.

New Discoveries

We cannot allow a Woman
to be raised to a position of being
Jesus' Wife;
We will have to resort to Plan B;
He was Gay.
(Too Bad, fundamentalists!)
 

Canon Law Enacted

We clergy
do not wash the feet of  Women
on Holy Thursday;
Women's feet are not dirty
and besides,
as Jesus showed us in Scripture,
Women are to wash OUR feet.

Training for What?

We Baptize 'em,
Get them through Religious Ed,
but then as soon as 
they can think for themselves
and rely on their own consciences,
the Bishops kick 'em out!

Go Figure

We know you are Baptized,
have received the Sacraments,
have degrees from Catholic Institutions,
are doing wonderful work with the Bereaved
and are helping people grow Spiritually,
but the trouble is,
living, speaking, writing
your truth
and your conscience
undermines all our efforts
at Control.
 

Burke

Cardinal Burke
speaking on
Being a Humble Joyful Catholic.

Raising the Role of Women in the Church

We're working on a theology for you,
maybe even a non-sacramental deaconate,
but it will not include priestly ordination
or a pay raise or health benefits.

Who's to Judge?

Francis spoke for himself alone
When he said, 
"Who am I to judge?"
certainly not for the Bishops.

The American Way

He says
Francis just does not understand
how things work in America.

Capitalism at its Finest

We've already bought
the U.S. Catholic Hierarchy

Be Poor

No increase in pay or benefits
for you or church employees.
Francis wants you all
to live poorly.

To help,
We are raising the Diocesan Tax
On your parish
to fund our programs
(Lifestyle)

American Catholic Church

Though we never thought of a U.S. Schism
under Benedict,
We may need one from Francis
if we are to protect our
Power, Status, and Lifestyles.

Botched Survey

The survey results
are a disaster!
Not enough of the regular Pewsitters
submitted the pre-printed responses
we gave them.

Retiring in Style

With about $300,000 in upgrades,
it will make a suitable retirement residence for me.

The new pastoral hierarchy

He's one of
Francis' new "pastoral" appointees;
took over a parish twenty years ago
for two weeks
while the real pastor was in hospital.

Don't worry,
he still got his degree in
Canon Law.

Control without Responsibility

The Vatican is telling the UN
that we are not its employees
and that it is not responsible for our actions.

Tried preaching a homily
contrary to Vatican teaching lately?

Separation?

Corporations are "persons"
and may contribute any amount
to political candidates.

Gays and Lesbians
are not
and may not wed
members of same gender.

Vatican seeks new theology of Women


Job Loss

If Francis
dismantles this hierarchical institution,
what are we going to do
for a living?