From the dadaist dreamworld of the Fishwrap 

From the dadaist dreamworld of the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) comes these two skubala… sorry, scoops.   (Same thing depending on context.)

First, get your mind around this piece – from March so it is exactly a scoop in the sense of it being hot, at least in the journalistic sense – recently trotted out again in the tweetosphere by a troubled soul with a real gift for hate:

Petition calls for Archbishop Naumann’s removal as bishops’ pro-life chair

by Christopher White

More than 20,000 individuals have signed a petition calling for Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, to be removed from his post as chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee following a series of comments signaling hostility towards President Joe Biden over his position on abortion.


You can stop reading right there. The rest is silly.  And twisted.  Don’t forget twisted.

So, Naumann shouldn’t be on the bishops’ “pro-life” committee because he doesn’t like a manifestly bad catholic politician’s open pro-abortion stance and years of work to promote abortion and even to prop up Big Business Abortion.

That’s why Naumann should not be on the pro-life commitee.

Interesting exericse… at Fishwrap in their search box, type in Naumann and scan the titles.

What Naumann said in that March interview:

CWR: Mr. Biden professes to be a devout Catholic, yet is 100% pro-choice on abortion. How do you think America’s bishops ought to respond to this situation?

Archbishop Naumann: I can tell you how this bishop is responding. The president should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic, and acknowledge that his view on abortion is contrary to Catholic moral teaching. It would be a more honest approach from him to say he disagreed with his Church on this important issue and that he was acting contrary to Church teaching.

When he says he is a devout Catholic, we bishops have the responsibility to correct him. Although people have given this president power and authority, he cannot define what it is to be a Catholic and what Catholic moral teaching is.

What he is doing now is usurping the role of the bishops and confusing people. He’s declaring that he’s Catholic, and is going to force people to support abortion through their tax dollars. The bishops need to correct him, as the president is acting contrary to the Catholic faith.

Speaking of usurping the role of bishops…. you can almost hear the Fishwrappers laughing around the water cooler: “And then Naumann walked right into it… practially gave us the bat to beat him with… HA HA!  Too much.  Who can write this up really fast?”

Moving backward and downward…

From the Jesuit Fr. Thomas Reese…  I am not making this up… this is not the Babylon Bee VATICAN EDITION… it is a real headline in the Fishwrap:

Pope should send Greta Thunberg to COP26 in his place

One is tempted to wonder just how far from reality the catholic Left has drifted.

We know that they can always drift farther.

COP26 is, I guess, a confab in Scotland about the evils of human beings who breathe air, thus harming the environment. And probably cows. Don’t forget them.

Francis was supposed to go and now he isn’t going.

Reese’s mighty peroration. Feel the zeal.


I have a suggestion: Give Greta the pope’s chair at the meeting. Make her part of the Vatican delegation to COP26 with full diplomatic credentials so she can go anywhere, attend any meeting and speak out for the children of the world.

Let Parolin be the diplomat; let Greta be Greta.

Enough “blah, blah, blah.” The children of the world demand action that protects their futures. That means fulfilling the commitments made at Paris for reducing carbon emissions and helping poorer countries in the transition to a green economy.


You know… I’m starting to come around to this idea. It could be just about right.   They are sort of, to use the word loosely, co-religionists in the matter of human-caused climate change.

Send her with one of the Pachamama demon idols allegedly rescued from the Tiber after their inglorious dive.  She could do photos with it at the conference like some people do with “travel toys”.  That’s a real thing.  They have a little figurine and pose it in travel photos: teddy bears and little gnomes and miniature Star Wars figures.  I once saw a little cactus with a French beret at Versailles.

Glaswegian Pachamama.

Where’s the great “Vincenzo” when you need him?


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  1. Bob says:

    You know Archbishop Naumann hit a nerve when the catholic pro-abortionistas start whining. Don’t liberals know what they sound like when they write an article like this? What is the pro-life chair supposed to say? “President Biden has shown to believe Church teachings are wrong and so in the spirit of unity of the Church our committee has decided to petition the Church to change her pro-life stance to a position more in line with our President.” There is something in the water at the Fishwrap and Christopher has drunk a lot of it and sent some to Jesuit Fr. Thomas Reese:
    “Give Greta the pope’s chair at the meeting”

    What is it with the left thinking that a child possesses the wisdom of the ages and all must bow down in awe and listen to her every utterance as if she is the Oracle of Delphi?. I don’t blame Greta for this lunacy but I do blame the so-called adults in the room. It is their mental stability or lack thereof that I do question.

  2. JonPatrick says:

    Actually I am in favor of sending Greta. Sending the Pope adds credibility to this silly exercise. Sending Greta would be more appropriate to the seriousness we should be giving this meeting which is none.

  3. Ipsitilla says:

    On the subject of figurines in all the wrong places, maybe Fr. Reese thought the COP26 tableau needed a caganer.

  4. Man-o-words says:

    Hmmm –
    1) “attend any meeting and speak out for the children of the world.”
    2) “The children of the world demand action”

    “Children of the world” . . . funny use of the phrase, methinks. Indeed, the “children of the world” seem to be very petulant lately.

    Maybe time for a spanking? Perhaps a spanking delivered by the Mother of God?

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