I alert you all to something horrible which my friend Damian Thompson discovered.
Everyone should see this Facebook exchange, because it reveals the true attitude of the Left in the catholic Church. My observations follow, below.
Meanwhile, from Damian’s blog (I moved the image down a bit, but that’s all):
‘Do you think he’ll make it to the Rat’s funeral?’
This is a photograph of the newly elevated Cardinal Loris Francesco Capovilla, 98-year-old former secretary to Blessed Pope John XXIII, who received his red hat on March 1. What a lovely gesture by Pope Francis.
Rather less lovely is this Facebook message from one Robert Mickens, who shares a name with the Rome correspondent of the Tablet, who asks:
“Do you think he’ll make it to the Rat’s funeral?”
To which someone called Chris Grady replies that he hopes the aged cardinal will be well enough to celebrate Pope John’s canonisation – “plus one other”. The “one other” is Blessed Pope John Paul II. “The Rat’s funeral the next day would be a bonus,” he adds. [!]
I need hardly spell out to whom this refers. What a disgusting exchange between these two men.
If “Robert Mickens” is the Tablet’s Bobbie Mickens, perhaps those of us who love Benedict XVI might ask him to justify his comment.
Damian’s right. This is disgusting.
So is looking at road-kill when you are driving, but it is nearly unavoidable. It is unavoidable because this is how the catholic Left thinks and talks when their ties are loosened. We are constrained to see it when zooming along with social media.
I wonder when The Tablet (aka RU-486 aka The Pill) will distance itself from this exchange.
Liberals mean what they say when they are being mean.
When I, on the other hand, kid my friend the “blood crazed ferret” Damian Thompson, with the epithet he earned from liberals and in which he revels, you know that I am kidding because we have a sense of humor.
The Mickens/Grady exchange is more vicious because the catholic Left has no sense of humor. They pronounce things like this from a sense of moral superiority.
They mean what they say. Believe them.
They hate Benedict and want him to die.
May I suggest that you stop right now and say two prayers?
First, pray to the Guardian Angels of the two men in question, to help them allow God to soften their hearts in regard to one who has served the Lord in His Church for so long and with so many cares, Benedict XVI.
Second, say a prayer to St. Joseph to protect and strengthen Joseph Ratzinger, Benedict XVI, until the day when our Lord will call him to his reward with the words we all hope to hear, “Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”
UPDATE 25 Mar 2213 GMT:
This was on Twitter.
I would far rather see Mickens become less like The Tablet, and would far rather see The Tablet become less like The Tablet, than to see him out of work.