You, too, can write like a Pope!

I know that some people out there, in the real world or the blogosphere… certainly no one here… writes as if she had magisterial authority. She may consider herself to have the same authority as, say, popes or bishops. You know about the Magisterium of Nuns, of course.

If you want to write like a Pope, you now can!

I was looking through some fonts which can be purchased (I like that sort of thing).  I was looking for a font like the chancery hand that was once used in the Roman Curia.  I know what it looks like, but not what it might be called.  Anyway, as my eyes were scanning down a page filled with different styles of fonts that emulate handwriting, one fleetingly caught by eye. I scrolled back and, sure enough, I know why it caught my eye.

You can write like John Paul II with the JP2 Font!

JP2 Font

And in the example of text they provide, yes… it looks like his writing.

Of course there is no guarantee that what you write with that font will be worth reading, but you too can write like a pope!

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  1. Konichiwa says:

    “Results may vary. No guarantee of papal infallibilty.”

  2. pfreddys says:

    I really hope they don’t have a Pius XII font. Who knows what the sedevacantist types would do with that!

  3. Supertradmum says:

    I write like that now and my students claim that they cannot read my corrections-lol.

  4. Aengus Oshaughnessy says:

    Hey, that looks like my handwriting! Does that mean I can start issuing magisterial decrees?

  5. rakesvines says:

    On the writings from the magisterium of nuns:
    “You, too, can write like a Pope”
    And the Pope can write like you.
    While the look and feel may be the same,
    one will be Peter’s the other a shame.

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