Friday, March 15, 2013

francis

I am sitting on a bleacher in a Catholic middle school and I really hate Catholic schools.  They are Catholic-spewing factories producing children who grow up supporting a structure that deny high management positions to women, protect pedophiles within their own ranks, and condemn anything and everything gay.

I am here to watch my grandson, a product of public schooling battle those papists in their Mary-blue gymnasium and a crucified Christ hangs high on the wall looking mournfully on the scene below, red droplets on his pale cheeks.

I am sitting with the other heathens and I glance over at the home cheering section and they are sitting above us on the upper bleachers wearing expensive boots. Their kids just seem bigger and their uniforms fit better and I think they're blonder. Catholics are like vegans, they think they are better than everyone else and all though vegans are better than everyone else Catholics are not.

I grew up in the Catholic school system.  I put on a navy blue jumper and a white blouse with a peter pan collar and I was off to memorize longs lists of saints' names and learn the number of years saying "Jesus, Mary and Joseph" would carve off my purgatory sentence.

Frequently it seems the opposing team has a really tall kid, a genetic mutant or some poor slob who keeps getting held back to insure a winning season, those Catholics are not to be trusted. All this kid does is stand there and raise his arm and he deflects every one of our balls headed for the ill-fated basket. They are beating the holy crap out of us although they would argue that their crap is holier.


And now comes Francis to the head office. His simplicity is refreshing, his attention to the impoverished masses a relief, and he pays his own hotel bill, all good.  Bottom line, women are screaming for a voice in this crazy hierarchy.  I feel Francis will be another disappointment, albeit a softer approach.
 

5 comments:

MrDaveyGie said...

now that was funny....oh wait..you were serious........

dawn marie giegerich said...

um, yes.

Arizaphale said...

You will be encouraged to know that my non- Catholic daughter attended a Catholic school and loved it. She was taught by feminist nuns and does not appeared to have memorised anything from the Bible or have developed a Mary centred prayer life...or indeed ANY prayer life, possibly to my chagrin. Oh, and at her Catholic school, they had Muslims. So, some progress there perhaps?
And as for Francis....well he's just another Pope really....

dawn marie giegerich said...

Yes, encouraging. A generation and a half can make a difference. I saw a priest throw a kid down a stairwell. Just another Pope? Uh-oh, no such thing.

Dan said...

Sell the Vatican. Give the money to the Jews. Just to piss off the pope.