Cardinal ‘Gillette’ O’Malley of Boston — looking like he is Bishop of Sochi.
by Anura Guruge
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Any and all familiar with my posts on ‘Popes and Papacy’ know that I have railed against this beard ever since he was made a Cardinal.
This, however, is NOT just another of my many personal foibles. Catholic prelates are NOT supposed to have beards! I didn’t make that up. There are papal edicts going back centuries urging clerics to shave.
Here is the most definitive work on this matter, from the ‘1919 Catholic Encyclopedia‘.
Click to ENLARGE. Use link above to access entry.
All this snow that Boston is getting must mean that God is angry. In olden days this might have even warranted a human sacrifice to appease God. But, I think it is much simpler right now.
‘Gillette’ needs to shave off that raggedy ol’ beard. Simple as that. He will look so much better. He will be 70 in June. With that beard he looks like he is 90.
Yes, yes, yes, I know all the stuff Capuchins and I have heard all the Capuchin monkey jokes.
You don’t see ‘recent’ popes with beards. The Catholics are SPECIAL to God. Can you even name the head of any other religion. Do any of them rule over anything even close to the Vatican? God has a special covenant with the Catholics. Of that I am sure — though I am, of course, no Catholic. This is why ‘Gillette’ really needs to toe the line. Plus Boston is the home of Gillette.
Just look at this storm. ‘Gillette’ PLEASE shave and I will then put you down as a papabile for 2016 (against Hillary).
Click for ‘Boston Globe’ coverage. Look at the size of this sucker.