Sunday, July 28, 2013

Papa Francisco gets my nomination for the Best Actor 2013 in the Catholic Category

Let's hear a loud applause.

Part of his speech in Brazil said this: 
I have learned that, to gain access to the Brazilian people, it is necessary to pass through its great heart; so let me knock gently at this door. I ask permission to come in and spend this week with you. I have neither silver nor gold, but I bring with me the most precious thing given to me: Jesus Christ! I have come in his name, to feed the flame of fraternal love that burns in every heart; and I wish my greeting to reach one and all: The peace of Christ be with you!

Oh really?!  Really?!  The Vatican has neither silver nor gold?!   How about all the treasures at the Vatican?  The museums full of priceless paintings, priceless sculptures, priceless jewel encrusted crowns, the gold and silver thrones  and every other kind of treasure few have ever seen?  It takes more than an hour to let your eyes take in even one yard of any given space where these treasures are kept for public display and even longer  where they adorn the many churches and galleries in and around the Vatican City.  Even in museums in Rome and Florence,  many of the works displayed are marked as the property of the Vatican.   Selling even one tiny work once a year  would fetch the Vatican millions of dollars that they could spend on uplifting the poor.  Instead the Vatican keeps begging and begging from the world over. Have you ever known the Vatican to send some of their treasures on a tour of display to other museums around the world ?    There are millions of Christians, leave alone people of other faiths, who cannot afford the trip to the Vatican City or to Rome.  Isn't  that the  least the Vatican can do to advertise the faith?  It is nothing but any otther kind of government ... what makes it all the more yucky is the fact that those in the government of the Vatican  are considered to be good, moralistic people.  

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