Is This Pope Catholic?

Such are the epochal times we’re living in that even timeworn truisms are at risk of obsolescence.

Take “Is the Pope Catholic?” Those of a certain age may prefer Steve Martin’s absurdist gloss—“Does the Pope shit in the woods?”—but the original has been every wise guy’s idea of a witticism for as long as I’ve been alive, and presumably longer.

  • General P. Malaise

    the following link may give you some insight as to the popes’ ………

    • The College of Cardinals convened. Pope Francis was elected. He is no more the anti-Pope than any other pope before him (save that French business centuries ago).

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        The American people elected obama twice but that doesn’t make him a good president any more than Franky is a good pope.

        • Quality notwithstanding, he was picked.

          There really are no conspiracies here.

          Pope Francis is a man who speaks without thinking.

          If I had to guess, I would say that he meant that people entered into the sacrament of marriage without thinking.

  • Daviddowntown

    Good question.

  • Daviddowntown

    So last week, did Francis really declare that “‘the great majority’ of Catholic marriages are religiously null because people don’t understand the concept of a lifetime commitment”?

    Just another one of horhays blasphemies by the back door.

  • Spatchcocked

    I blame Mike Coren.

  • xavier


    Read Father z ( who’s written many posts on the pope’s off the cuff remarks as well as long posts on Amor laetas.
    His advice is sound chill off the cuff remarks aren’t the magisterium and he hasn’the changed anything except provoking exasperation from the laity (and some bishops like Raymond Burke who’should o a cardinal)

  • SMC_BC

    This is an excellent interview by Christine Niles of Charles Coulombe on his book: Vicars of Christ: A History of the Popes. About half way through, they discuss Pope France but whole interview is very interesting.

  • Hard Little Machine

    He’s Cath-lish