Some people are saying that Pope Francis has decided not to bestow the honor of Monsignor any more. This seems to be based on a rumor in an Italian newspaper, which means it is about as reliable as The Onion or the Coast To Coast show or just about anything on MSNBC.
In any event, I predicted that in 2013 I would still not be a Monsignor. I hate being right all the time! No, wait. I was really wrong about #3 in that list, wasn’t I. Never mind. I was sort of right about #5, though.
I hope this rumor isn’t true, but if it is, Pope Francis would do well to get a food taster!
As a matter of fact, he could create a new position: Cardinal Food Taster. It’ll be the only position left in the Church to which all sorts of honors and great gear are attached. It could even be the only Cardinal’s spot open to women.
He could do that right after he sets up a new and long-needed Congregation for Sitting Down and Calmly Thinking Through Things Beforehand.
In the meantime, enjoy this clip from one of the greatest TV series ehvvurrr.