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Alert: Beware of Papal Smut

Lyle J. Arnold, Jr.
Caveat: What follows is quintessential smut, produced by the highest office in the world, the Papacy. Sensitive readers would do well to skip this short article. Having passed my academic and productive years in a milieu where profane expressions were common, I thought I had heard it all - until Francis took the Chair.

From youth to adulthood, the voltage or intensity of the smut to which I was submitted metastasized through the years. From an inner-city Catholic boys’ school to a public university, the Marine Corps, prison officer and law enforcement officer, the language I heard was crass, sometimes to the point of moral chlororsis.

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To inflict the reader with a recital of the debasing words that trump all the obscenities I have thus far witnessed – added to the fact that the report comes from no less than the Chair of Peter – is an unenviable task.

Statements gushing with anti-Catholicism have become common fare with Pope Francis. He casually dismisses the age-old missionary work of the Church: “Proselytism is solemn nonsense, it makes no sense.” He has disdainfully mocked pious Catholics who presented the Pope with 3,525 rosaries: “This thing of counting makes one feel as if he had gone back 60 years!”

He openly reviles Catholic teaching on salvation outside of the Church: “The Lord has redeemed all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone. Even the atheists.” The Pope has even scolded elderly nuns, warning them not to become “spinsters” (a pejorative term for unmarried old women).

The list is long, and the subject of this article is fittingly short. I will quote in full from the New Oxford Review the relevant paragraph from an article reporting the Pope’s worse than normal gaffe:

“Most outrageously, perhaps (and not because we’re the targets of this particular barb), Francis has said ‘journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia.’

“For those of us not blessed with the same breadth of vocabulary as the Pope, coprophilia is defined as ‘an abnormal, often obsessive interest in excrement, especially the use of feces for sexual excitement.’ Coprophagia is defined as ‘feeding on excrement.’” (1)

That these words came from the lips of the Vicar of Christ on earth is unthinkable.

We read in the Old Testament, “As a city that lies in the open and is not compassed with walls, so is a man that cannot refrain his own spirit in speaking.” (Prov. 25: 28)

Or, in the New Testament, “Let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: but that which is over and above these, is evil.” (Matt. 5: 37)

While I would suggest a mouth-washing with soap and brillo pads, I leave it to Our Lady to see to it that Francis gets his just punishment for this scandal.

  1. “Pope Francis: Put-Down Artist?” New Oxford Review, April, 2014, page 18

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Posted May 16, 2014
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