Posts Tagged ‘Pope Benedict XVI’

Holy Water Closets

Like 10% of the US population, I am what is commonly known as a “lapsed” Catholic, making me part of what would be the third largest denomination in America.¬† Although I’m probably not all that representative of my brethren, given that from about age 8 on I didn’t believe a word of what I heard [...]

Petty Gossip

In the face of the damning revelations of his inattention/complicity to decades of sexual abuse and corruption, the Pope is sounding more like a clueless, petulant sorority girl these days than like his more sinister old Nazi self, so I guess you could call that an improvement.  Sorority girls are a lot of things, but [...]

BERLUSCONI THREATENS TO VACATION IN ALASKA, ADVISE PALIN, IF ITALY IS BOUNCED FROM G-8; CRITICS SEE DIVERSION FROM ITALIAN LEADER’S SERIAL SEX SCANDALS AS SUMMIT BEGINS

On the eve of the G-8 summit, set to convene Wednesday in Italy, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi threatened to fly to Alaska to advise Sarah Palin, the state’s resigning governor, on her political future amid reports that Italy may be bounced from G-8 membership. Critics of the prime minister’s relationships with young starlets and models [...]