Monday, January 27, 2014
SOMETHING NOT QUITE RIGHT
Weird . . . for someone who spends so much of other people's (i.e., the brain-dead laity's) money on bird-feeders, bird seed and expensive, elaborate webcams to record his avian arrivals and departures (as any busy priest would!), Fr Zzzzzz sure took delight in the fact that the "peace doves" released by Pope Francis and the children at Sunday's Angelus were attacked by wild birds in Saint Peter's Square.
Warning the picture in the link is disturbing, especially to little ones. I can't in good conscience post it here. Even as someone who comes from a family of hunters, and who hunts himself, I thought this more than a bit disturbing. We all know about the natural order of things such as the "food chain". Most of us would not take such joy in seeing it played out in a religious peace context, in front of the children that released the birds.
In fact, you could almost hear his squeals of delight as he posted the disturbing images.
Take note. This was not an image made available by the press. This image was taken from the actual video feed by means of an image grab, a screen shot. In fact, Father Zzz documents the exact moment of the incident via the name of hit photo file: 2014/01/Screen-Shot-2014-01-26-at-11.20.53-AM.png.
And the comments of Fr Zzzzz's groupies - let's start calling them The Zzzombies - are priceless, too, for what they reveal (you get the idea that these fine and friendly folks don't just miss the Abrogated Mass, they miss the Inquisition, too! You have everyone from your-average-suburban-
housewife-who-prays-in-Latin- and-hates-the-Pope to your average lay-canon-lawyer-who-thinks- married-deacons-are-forbidden- to-have-marital-relations to the usual Fr-Zzzzzz-airline-ticket- providers-and-recipe-followers positively giddy with joy over the presumed violent demise of Francis' peace doves.
In the secular world, the police always take seriously any reports of those who inflict cruelty on animals for the human violence it portends . . . how should we cope spiritually with "Catholics" who do the same as a way of vicariously (pardon the pun) expressing hatred for or anticipating violence toward the Vicar of Christ?
Here's a start . . . speaking of Tradition:
Let us pray for our Pope, Francis:
the Lord preserve him and give him life and make him blessed upon the earth and deliver him not unto the will of his enemies
(especially enemies wearing custom-tailored cassocks and Roman hats and sporting sharp claws and ravenous beaks while hanging around Saint Peter's Square waiting to reclaim it once they've eliminated those intrusive doves).