Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dual Canonization

Tomorrow, in St. Peter's square, the Catholic Church will canonize two recent Popes. Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.

The dual canonization is brought to you by a host of corporate sponsors including Nestle but dominated by Italian firms including energy companies Eni and Enel, a banking company Intesa SanPaolo and the railroad Ferrovie Italiane.

I love it.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, this sainthood brought to you by Trojan condoms for that safe and comfy feeling.

John XXIII is getting a pass on the normally required second "miracle" and John Paul II is getting a pass on the normal five year wait time before the beatification process can begin.

In other words it's the Church desperate for some good publicity.

Needless to say I think the whole sainthood and miracles thing is a load of nonsense and John Paul II was about as close to a fascist pope as you can get but hey, it's the Church's sandbox, so I suppose they can erect sand statues if they really want to.

Another interesting tidbit is that there will be two living popes present. Current Pope Francis I and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

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