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About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. Brian says:

    “The French bishops aren’t happy? Hey, don’t look at me!”

  2. David Schutz says:

    Great picture! The more I look at it, the more I reckon it doesn’t need a caption. It speaks (as does Papa Benny) for itself.

  3. John says:

    I see pre Second Vatican council fashion.. The pope does it well!!

  4. CPKS says:

    “Sometimes he gives you something like a nudge and says, ‘Don’t take yourself so seriously!’ Humor is in fact an essential element in the mirth of creation. We can see how, in many matters in our lives, God wants to prod us into taking things a bit more lightly; to see the funny side of it; to get down off our pedestal and not to forget our sense of fun!”

  5. Caption? Dunno.

    B16 seemed to me a shy, quiet man whose writings always had a tender sweetness about them. I think he really did not want to be pope. Supposedly he had asked JP2 more than once to let him retire. But he accepted the election when it came — and when have we ever seen such a change of temperament! The man who did not want to be pope obviously enjoys it now, in fact seems to get a great kick out of it! An exuberant, happy man whose writings always have a tender sweetness about them.

  6. PMcGrath says:

    BXIV: “It’s time for the Vatican Hat Dance!”

  7. Billie Chiricuzio says:

    “Ladies and Gentelemen, meet the real American Idol”

  8. danphunter1 says:

    “Georg,I was just juggling two thurible’s and out of the blue this Marini fellow whined that they look too beautiful,gimme those,and anyway I’m in charge of Papal ceremonies!”

  9. Humboldt says:

    He looks very well in the hat.

  10. Paul Nichols says:

    “Hey, dig this – I found it in the attic! Looks like it’s been up there for about 50 years!”

  11. Father V. says:

    French Bishops, German Bishops, American Bishops. Eh! You can’t make everyone happy!

    (4 June???)

  12. Chris Garton-Zavesky says:

    “I had to do it. God said to Peter: ‘Feed my sheep’, and didn’t add “to the wolves”.”

  13. Chris Garton-Zavesky says:

    Hey, wait a second. How many popes does the Church need?

  14. Kevin says:

    Where’s that motu proprio? Oh, I don’t know! Under my hat, maybe?

  15. Dave Hodges says:

    Hard to think of a caption when he looks just like Boss Hogg after getting Bo and Luke Duke arrested on false charges. All he needs is a cigar.

  16. Ellen says:

    “Motu Propio, Schomtu Propio. It’s all Latin to me!”

  17. Hee! I can’t explain the Holy Trinity either!

  18. Teresa B. says:

    I am an honorary member of The Red Hat Society!
    Why wouldn’t I wear the neat hat they gave me from Maria von Trapp!

  19. BobCatholic says:

    B-16: “I love you all!”

  20. “C’mon, I know you love the hat but I’m just the Pope!”

  21. “I couldn’t find my straw boater donated by the Knights of Columbus. But then I was rummaging through some old closets, and found this old thing. Whaddaya think?”

  22. Chris Garton-Zavesky says:

    Does it make me look any more like Good Pope John?

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