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George Weigel and the (Curial) Chamber of Secrets!

posted by David Gibson

George Weigel.jpgParody is hard, but over at Vox Nova, Morning’s Minion nails it with this “fabulous” version of George Weigel’s red-pencil deconstruction of the encyclical. A taste:

Justice and Peace was angry. Very angry. Skulking in the darkest corners of the Vatican, they plotted their revenge. With an evil cackle, they hatched their malicious plots. And when John Paul died and Benedict was elected pope, they saw their opening.

“Your Holinessss,” they whispered, “don’t you think you should issue a document to mark the anniversary of that great encyclical, Populorum Progressio? We could help you, you know, it would be your greatest achievement ever, Holinessss,”. Pope Benedict saw the evil gleam in their eyes and he was most disturbed. They gave him a document, but he said no. He did not trust them. They hissed in frustration, but held back their anger. They handed him a second document, and he rejected it again. They tried a third time, and again the answer was no.

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jaho

posted July 8, 2009 at 9:09 pm


Dude, the only thing I have to say to Weigel is that if he’s going to start eating here in the cafeteria, he should make sure he keeps the line moving after he picks up his tray and silverware. Lotta people slow things down at the soft drink fountain or trying to snarf down something from the dessert buffet before hitting the hot line.



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F E Matimoe

posted July 19, 2009 at 1:00 pm


“….if only they hadn´t persuaded me to oppose the [2nd] Iraq War.”
That´s when I checked for the flying pigs.



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