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  1. RBrown says:

    I love these Pontifical Buffets!

  2. Jeff Pinyan says:

    “The line for Penance according to the Extraordinary Form starts to the right.”

  3. msproule says:

    Step on a crack, bring Tradition back…now follow me!

  4. Jeff Pinyan says:

    (I’ll add that my caption only makes sense if you say it from the Pope’s perspective — his right is the left side of the picture.)

  5. John Enright says:

    I just love Conga lines.

  6. Scott Smith says:

    “For the tour “Through Tradition” I ask you to maintain a single-file line behind me, and please keep up, there is a lot to cover and not much time.”

  7. Clavem Abyssi says:

    “As often happens in the Vatican, the line-up for the boys’ washroom once again became unbearably long.”

  8. Bro. AJK says:

    This is the worst game of musical chairs ever. I mean, where are the chairs!?

  9. Arieh says:

    “All around the mulberry bush the prelates chased the pontiff…”

  10. thetimman says:

    come on baby, come on baby, do the conga…

  11. JM says:

    Trying to see things from “progressive” points of view in order to better refute them, Pope Benedict tries his hand at liturgical conga.

  12. Gregg the obscure says:

    “Apostolic Brethren, when I said ‘Walk as I do’, I was speaking metaphorically, not asking for a parade.”

  13. Maureen says:

    Extra-liturgical line dancing has long been a tradition at the Vatican. Here we see the Curia preparing to practice an old Easter custom, the “Victimae Paschali Laudes Electric Slide”.

    (Clergy did use to dance in French cathedrals to the tune of “Victimae Paschali Laudes”. While playing catch, even.)

  14. Peterk says:

    I know you can talk the walk, but lets see if you can walk the talk. Now follow me!

  15. The Holy Father had the Cardinals line up to try something new this coming Easter

    “Let’s all join in the fun
    Father, mother, son
    Do the Bunny Hop
    Hop, hop, hop! “

  16. joe says:

    “…you put you right foot in and you shake it all about…you do the motu pokey and you turn the Church around…that’s what it’s all about !”

  17. TNCath says:

    “Come with me, I want to show you some of the vestments Msgr. Marini found.”

  18. CarolinaGeo says:

    What a bunch of wall-flowers. Why is nobody dancing?

  19. MG says:

    Follow me, boys. I have a Plan…

  20. Sean says:

    Popes on Ice

  21. Fr Ó Buaidhe says:

    “You, who have intimated an end to ‘mandatory’ celibacy, will bow to the Mothers Superior when they file in. And as it’s a Leap Year they will select husbands from among you. The cleric’s duty is always to lead from the front.”

  22. Joe Campbell says:

    If your not going to listen to me,
    *@!* you guys I’m going home!

  23. “I knew that telling them that all conversation with me had to be Latin would makes things go more quickly! I’m out of here!”

  24. Derik Castillo says:

    Now I will demonstrate Mass ad orientem.

    Watch closely, because you are next.

  25. Francis says:

    @*%Y&^$ Marini-Comparsa liturgy… Can anyone say Bishop Emeritus of Penguinus Antarcticus?

  26. doug says:

    “It’s just a jump to the left.”

  27. david andrew says:

    (Hearing a tune from an old Rankin/Bass animated special . . .)

    “Put one foot in front of the o-ther and soon you’ll be walkin’ out the do-oo-or!”

    (and onto the tribune overlooking a veritable ocean of adoring Faithful who have awaited your arrival. Viva la Papa!)

  28. Derald Barron says:

    GREEN LIGHT!!

  29. “Red rover, red rover send Benedict right over.”

  30. mariadevotee says:

    You put your right foot in, you take your right foot out, you put your right foot in and you shake it all about, you do the Hokey Pokey….

  31. Melody says:

    Acting out a faith exercise, the Cardinals played “follow the Peter.”

  32. Andrew says:

    Pasce oves meas!

  33. VA says:

    Don’t worry Your Holiness — We are right behind you!

  34. Marty says:

    After 16+ attempts Pope Benedict displays the ‘Liturgical Line Dance’ to the Cardinals for next weeks Guinness Record attempt at the Paul VI Hall.

  35. Petrus says:

    It’s freezing in here! Am I the only one who knows where the thermostat is?

  36. “Okay – once more, let us bunny hop our Latin declensions! A! AE!…”*

    True Story: My father taught high school Latin, English and Economics. He was an extremely popular instructor, and used to have his Latin students bunny hop around the room doing their declensions. :-)

    In ICXC,

    Gordo

  37. Fr. D says:

    “Oh-weee-oh…Marrr-shal plan.”

  38. CatholicGandhian says:

    It’s against the Spirit of Vatican II, they said, it’ll make you look like some kind of king, they said, it’ll turn off the international media they said. WELL, I’M THE POPE AND I’LL USE THE SEDIA AND TIARA IF I WANT TO!

  39. CatholicGandhian says:

    “It’s againzt za spirit of Vatican II” zey sai. “It vill make you look like zome kind of king”, zey sai. “It vont sit vell viz za internazional media”, zey sai. VELL, I AM ZA POPE AND I VILL USE ZA SEDIA AND TIARA IF I VANT!

  40. CatholicGandhian says:

    “It’s againzt za spirit of Vatican II” zey sai. “It vill make you look like zome kind of king”, zey sai. “It vont sit vell viz za internazional media”, zey sai. VELL, I AM ZA POPE AND I VILL USE ZA SEDIA AND TIARA IF I VANT!

  41. CatholicGandhian says:

    Sorry for the 3 posts. Something went horribly wrong with my computer…

  42. Kiran says:

    “Good Bye!” or in Latin “Vale” or, being the gracious individual that our Pontifex Maximus is “Vade Mecum!”

  43. Joseph says:

    Yuz guys can stand here and watch the big screen TV if you want. I’m going to the lounge and SIT DOWN; AND have a couple of beers — Bavarian, of course.

  44. Cacciaguida says:

    LAPS! HUT two three four HUT two three four HUT two three four

  45. Fr. Jay T. says:

    Holy Father, look at us. We’re a big candy cane!

  46. Director says:

    How sad to see the Cardinals dressed in the modern way. O for the day when the traditional practice of them wearing their violet dress for Lent, not to mention their rose watered silk for Laetare and Gaudete Sundays.

  47. Director says:

    How sad to see the Cardinals dressed in the modern way. O for the day when the traditional practice of them wearing their (winter) violet dress for Lent, not to mention their rose watered silk for Laetare and Gaudete Sundays.

  48. Dave says:

    (once he turns around)

    Et tu Mahony!

  49. Different says:

    “I still always get picked last….”

  50. Le Renard says:

    “What Idiots! Not one of them knows Latin!”

  51. J Basil Damukaitis says:

    I never get tired of the “spanking machine”

  52. “I may not be able to make you say the Old Mass, but I can make you chic whilst you say the New one”

  53. eft says:

    Wade in the water …

  54. “First, we play Follow the Leader. Then we will play Simon (Peter) Says.”