Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Anime Papa Frankie!
It's a very pretty illustration from Catholic Anime, which never fails in its crusade to spread Catholicism through anime. I believe this picture is supposed to depict Argentina (quite fittingly) from Axis Powers Hetalia. As I do not follow that series, I cannot say for sure.
(I'm also not sure why Argentina would be blond, but it fits in nicely with the elegant golden vestments).
And, yes, 'Papa Frankie' is a nickname for Pope Francis. If there are t-shirts and mugs labeling John Paul II the Great 'Xtreme Papa' and Pope Benedict XVI as 'Papa Ben', then we can start calling Pope Francis 'Papa Frankie'. It's very nice.
Also, if you think the Pope is going to change official church doctrine.... neener, neener, neener. Joke's on you. I saw a syndicated columnist today admitting to a grudging liking to Pope Francis, although he said he wouldn't approve fully of him until he changed his mind about priestly celibacy, ordination of women, etc. Blah, blah, blah. When will these people understand that the Pope cannot change the dogmas of the Church? I guess the concept of objective truth is so lost to them that they cannot even begin to appreciate or respect the belief in it that others have. We must all conform to their nonconformity, and they do not even see the irony.
It doesn't help that at every family get together on one side of the family the Protestant members delight in repeating the various misinterpretations by the media of the Pope's words for our 'benefit'. We keep telling them that we don't trust the media to repeat the Pope's words faithfully, but somehow they assume that those misquotes prove something. I don't know.
I keep forgetting that logic doesn't work on most people.
In Pace Christi,