PPA – Papal Positivists Anonymous.
There should be, like A.A., a P.P.A.: Papal Positivists Anonymous.
“Hi. I’m Bob. I’m a papal positivist.”
(applause) “Hi Bob.”
“What woke me up was when…”
I’m going to keep saying it and saying it until… I guess, I get tired of saying it and can’t be bothered anymore…
Pope Francis is the only thing that was going to save the Church.
Another “conservative” pontificate – in which a guy like Georg Ganswein, with his para-ecclesiology, is thought a hero of orthodoxy and rationality – was going to be the end of us. The bleeding out from a million papercuts; slowly, slowly falling asleep in a warm bath while the lifeblood ran out.
Instead, we’ve been given, through the mercy of God, the Slap-in-the-Face-with-a-Wet-Flounder Pontificate. And a lot of people are waking up.
For the ones who aren’t, it’s a big help to the rest of us to find out who is and who is not Catholic.