The Loon in the Bubble

Our Lady of the Dolphins points out that “the new pope speaks to the inner adult in all of us” and we wonder how she knows his voice from all the other voices in her head. Must be the German accent. Anyway, in describing how John Paul the Great saw the end she writes:

It is an age of miracles and wonders, of sightings of Mary and warnings, of prophecy, graces and gifts.

Which echoes the words of the Great Pope Paul Simon the Jewish who once said:

These are the days of miracle and wonder
This is the long distance call
The way the camera follows us in slo-mo
The way we look to us all
The way we look to a distant constellation
That’s dying in a corner of the sky
These are the days of miracle and wonder
And don’t cry baby, don’t cry
Don’t cry

Then Peggy the Divorced Therefore Going To Hell writes:

The choosing of Benedict XVI, a man who is serious, deep and brave, is a gift. He has many enemies. They imagine themselves courageous and oppressed. What they are is agitated, aggressive, and well-connected.

They want to make sure his papacy begins with a battle. They want to make sure no one gets a chance to love him. Which is too bad because even his foes admit he is thoughtful, eager for dialogue, sensitive, honest.

They want to make sure that when he speaks and writes, the people of the world won’t come running.

No we’re just a little bit leery of a eurocentric authoritarian German who has gained the big stage. We had one once before and we didn’t care for his work…

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