The Pope Francis Little Book of Insults





"Old maid!"

"Fomenter of coprophagia!" 

"Specialist of the Logos!"

"Rosary counter!"


"Jesus Christ did not come down from Heaven like a hero that comes to save us. No, Jesus Christ has a history!"

"A Christian without a people, a Christian without the Church is incomprehensible! it is something invented in a lab, something artificial, something lifeless!”

"It’s not being a religious fraud or something of that sort…No!"


"A lukewarm heart becomes self-absorbed in lazy living and it stifles the fire of love!"

"The lukewarm person lives to satisfy his or her own convenience, which is never enough, and in that way is never satisfied; gradually such a Christian ends up being content with a mediocre life!"

"The lukewarm person allocates to God and others a “percentage” of their time and their own heart, never spending too much, but rather always trying to economize!"

"And so, he or she can lose the zest for life: rather like a cup of truly fine tea, which is unbearable to taste when it gets cold!"

"The one of thinking like masters, of giving oneself only in order to gain something or become someone. In such cases service becomes a means and not an end, because the end has become prestige; and then comes power, the desire to be great!"

"And this attachment to the Law ignores the Holy Spirit. It does not grant that the redemption of Christ goes forward with the Holy Spirit. It ignores that: there is only the Law!"

"It is true that there are the Commandments and we have to follow the Commandments; but always through the grace of this great gift that the Father has given us, His Son, and the gift of the Holy Spirit. And so the Law is understood!"

"But don’t reduce the Spirit and the Son to the Law. This was the problem of these people: they ignored the Holy Spirit, and they did not know to go forward!"

"Closed, closed in precepts: we have to do this, we have to do that. At times, it can happen that we fall into this temptation!”

"Those who preach with ideologies: It’s absolutely just! They bewitch: It’s all clear. But look, the revelation is not clear, eh? The revelation of God is discovered more and more each day, it is always on a journey. Is it clear? Yes! It is crystal clear! It is Him, but we have to discover it along the way!"

"And those who believe they have the whole truth in their hands are not [just] ignorant but bewitched!”

"Let Him tell us, not with the theology of the Law, but with the liberty of the Spirit, what we should do!”

"Christian mediocrities!"

“Shut up within our forms of material security, intellectual security, the security of our plans!”

"Your interior is wicked, is not good and is not free!" 

'You are slaves because you have not accepted the justice that comes from God, the justice that Jesus has given us!'"

“That inner freedom, that freedom to do good deeds in secret without blowing our trumpet

"Egoism, cupidity, arrogance, vanity and worldliness!"

"They follow a “cosmetic” religion: (about) show, appearance and pretending to be something!"

“Hypocrisy is an internal division!" 

"Spiritual schizophrenic!"

"Hypocrisy is a dissembler!"

"They seem good and polite but they have a dagger behind their backs!"

"A two-faced hypocrite!"


"Existential nominalist!" 

"Those who believe that by saying the things that everything is done. No. Things must be done not just said!"

"Nominalist hypocrite!"

"The hypocrite is unable to accuse him or herself!" 

"They never find a stain on themselves, they accuse others!" 

"Think about the splinter and the log right? And it’s in this way that we can describe that leaven which is hypocrisy!”

“I remember that for Carnival, when we were children, our grandmother made biscuits and it was a very thin, thin, thin pastry that she made. Afterwards she placed it in the oil and that pastry swelled and swelled and when we began to eat it, it was empty. And our grandmother told us that in the dialect they were called lies – ‘these are like lies: they seem big but there’s nothing inside them, there’s nothing true there, there’s nothing of substance!’

"With what spirit am I praying? With what spirit do I turn to others? With a spirit that builds? Or with a spirit that becomes air?"

"Children never ever tell a lie during confession; they never talk about abstract things. ‘I’ve done this, I’ve done that, I’ve done……’ Concrete things!"

"A loyal and transparent person or a hypocrite?”

"Studying the catechism teaches us who Christ is. But this is not enough!"

"When a pastor during his life was attached to other things, rather than to the faithful - for example he was attached to power, money, being part of a clique, to many things - then at his death he won’t be alone, maybe his grandchildren (heirs) will be there waiting for him to die so they can see what possessions they can take away with them!”

"Behind an attitude of rigidity there is always something else in the life of a person!"

"Rigidity is not a gift of God!

"Rigidity conceals the leading of a double life, something pathological!"

“They appear good because they follow the Law; but they are concealing something else!" 

"Either they are hypocritical or they are sick! And they suffer!”

“It is not easy to walk within the Law of the Lord without falling into rigidity!”

"Those who think that by becoming rigid they are following the path of the Lord!"

“Perhaps the Kingdom of God is a very well-made structure, everything tidy, organization charts all done, everything and the person who does not enter (into this structure) is not in the Kingdom of God!"

"Unchanging, rigidity…the Law is about moving forward, the Kingdom of God is moving forward, it is not standing still!"

“A rigid person only has masters and no father!"

“God became man in order to be able to weep, to weep over what His children had done!"

“Even nowadays in front of the calamities, the wars waged in order to worship the god of money, the many innocent people killed by the bombs launched by those who worship the idol of money, God still weeps and He also says: ‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, my children, what are you doing?’

"Every time I enter a prison I ask myself ‘Why them and not I?’

"Those who say “I’m in charge here?”

"Duplicitous and playing one hand off against the other!" 

"Those who play the ‘God’ card and the ‘world’ card at the same time!"

"These obstacles of dishonesty and the pursuit of power leave us with an ‘itch’ in our hearts!"

"In constant tension, concerned only about appearances and the worldly desires of fame and fortune!"

“A ‘show’ religion: one that is always seeking new things, revelations, messages

"Like fireworks that lit you up for a moment and then what is left behind? Nothing! No growth, there is no light, there’s nothing! Just an instant!"

"This entertainment religion of seeking things that are extraneous to the revelation, to the meekness of the Kingdom of God that is among us and which grows! For this is not about hope, this is about the desire to have something in our hands!"

"This artificial brightness only lasts an instant and then it dies away, like fireworks: they are not needed for giving light to a house. It’s just a show!”

"Whoever says that Christian love is something else is the antichrist! Who does not recognize that the Word became Flesh!"

“A love that does not recognize that Jesus came in the Flesh is not the love that God is asking of us. This is a worldly love, a philosophical love, an abstract love, a love that has flagged, a ‘soft’ or weak love. No!"

"That is a really strong word, isn’t it? ….proagon, whoever walks beyond. And it’s from this that all the ideologies spring: the ideologies on love, the ideologies on the Church, the ideologies that strip the Flesh of Christ from the Church. These ideologies strip away the Flesh of the Church!"

‘Yes, I’m a Catholic, yes I’m a Christian, I love the whole world with a universal love’… But this is so ethereal. Love is always interior, concrete and does not go beyond the doctrine of the Incarnation of the Word!”

"And let’s not arrive at the sad spectacle of a God without Christ, of a Christ without the Church and a Church without its people!”

“Those with anaesthetized consciences!"

"There is no peace in the homes of the prosperous as long as justice is lacking in the home of everyone!”

"That calm which deceives!"

“Sufferers of spiritual sclerosis!"

"If, in the heart of the Church, of a family, of a community, of a person there is an ever-present calm, God is not there!”

"And I urge you to buy white clothes in which to dress, so that your shameful nakedness is not seen! 

"The lukewarm are not aware they are naked!”

"The lukewarm lose the capacity to contemplate, the capacity to see the great and beautiful things of God

"Christians who are not aware when the Lord knocks for whom every noise is the same!”

"And the money-lord that enters into the house of God, is constantly seeking to enter inside!"

"Renting their places, right? – from the priests… the priests were renting out those places and then received money!"

"Those who are attached to money!”

“So many weaknesses, so many sins by priests but they cannot forgive two of them: attachment to money!" 

"When they see a priest attached to money, they do not forgive him, and mistreating people, because when a priest mistreats the faithful!" 

"The people of God can’t accept this and they do not forgive him!"

"The other things, the other weaknesses, the other sins ….. yes ok, it’s not right but the poor man is alone, it’s this…And they seek to justify (his sins)."

 Following the lord of money leads a priest to be the head of a firm or be a prince or we can go even higher!”

“It’s sad to see a priest who’s at the end of his life, he’s in agony, he’s in a coma and his relatives are there like vultures, looking to see what they can take away!"

‘These teraphims hidden in the heart, this idol of money!’

"Little by little, differences turn into symptoms of hostility, threats and violence!"

"This epidemic of animosity and violence, which leaves its mark on the flesh of many of the defenceless!" 

"This pathology of indifference!"

"The pathology of indifference which is tangibly evident in the College of Cardinals!"

"Alienation,’ estrangement, the deception of superficial things that do not have transcendence!" 

Those who suffer "the deception of ‘living as though we never had to die!’

"Not theatrical humility: no, not that!"

“There will be a surprise, because He is the Lord of surprises who does not stand still!”

"The doctors of the Law knew everything, all the dogmas of that time, all the morals of that time, everything!" 

"They did not have faith, because their hearts were far from God!"

Pope Francis in his Consistory Address to Cardinals in 2016

“The most ‘dangerous’ obstacles are the hidden ones because they do not show themselves!"

"The type of obstacle that Stephen accused the Doctors of Law of concealing whilst they wanted to appear as though they were in search of the glory of God!"

“Think of when there is a process of change in an institution or in a family. I hear you say: 'But, there are obstacles… (…) Those kinds of obstacles are put there by the devil, to stop the Lord from going ahead!”

The obstacle of ‘empty words’ which he illustrated with the example provided by the Gospel reading of the day! “Saying yes, yes, diplomatically; but then it is 'no, no, no'. So many words” he said. Saying yes – the Pope continued – so as not change anything is the ‘resistance of empty words.’

And then, he said, there is the “obstacle of words that justify": that’s when a person constantly justifies himself – he always finds a reason to oppose.

Too many excuses do not exude the good “aroma of God” but the “bad stink of the devil!”

"The resistance of words which I use “to attempt to justify my position when I do not follow what the Lord is indicating”.

"The obstacle of "accusatory words": when we accuse others so as not to look to ourselves. In this case too we are ‘resisting’ conversion and grace!

"The Doctors of the Law, “began to discuss, to murmur,” because they weren’t able to accept His authority!"

"Only two coats of paint, and we believe that with this the story’s over. No!"

"This is a very ugly thing! It is like the venom of a serpent” that seeks “to destroy the other!

“A man with a bitter heart, someone who always had something to criticize in others, he was always ‘detached’!" 

"He did not know the sweetness that comes of living without second ends with others!" 

"An unsatisfied man!”

"That darkness can lead to living a double life: a double life that, perhaps painfully, many Christians, even priests and bishops lead!”

"When Judas hanged himself he had repented. I believe that the Lord will take that word [repentance] and bring it with Him!” 

"He who does not know the caresses of the Lord does not know Christian doctrine!"

"He who does not allow himself to be caressed by the Lord is lost!”

The priest who abandons the task of being a mediator and instead prefers to be an intermediary is unhappy, and soon becomes sad!" 

"He will seek happiness in vaunting himself and making his “authority” felt!

"Go-betweens who like to stroll the squares to be seen!"

“But to make themselves important, intermediary priests must take the path of rigidity!" 

"Disconnected from the people, they do not know what human suffering is!"

They are rigid, [they are] those rigid ones that load upon the faithful so many things that they do not carry [themselves]!" 

"Rigid Intermediaries!"

"They face the people of God with a switch in their hand!"

"‘This cannot be, this cannot be ...’. And so many people approaching, looking for a bit of consolation, a little understanding, are chased away with this rigidity!”

"Rigidity – which wrecks one’s interior life and even psychic balance – goes hand-in-glove with worldliness!"

“About rigidity and worldliness, it was some time ago that an elderly monsignor of the curia came to me, who works, a normal man, a good man, in love with Jesus – and he told me that he had gone to buy a couple of shirts at Euroclero [the clerical clothing store] and saw a young fellow - he thinks he had not more than 25 years, or a young priest or about to become a priest - before the mirror, with a cape, large, wide, velvet, with a silver chain. He then took the Saturno [wide-brimmed clerical headgear], he put it on and looked himself over. A rigid and worldly one. And that priest – he is wise, that monsignor, very wise - was able to overcome the pain, with a line of healthy humor and added: ‘And it is said that the Church does not allow women priests!’. Thus, does the work that the priest does when he becomes a functionary ends in the ridiculous, always!”

"The go-between is sad, always with that sad face or the too serious, dark face!" 

"The intermediary has the dark eyes, very dark!" 


"Judas was a traitor, he sinned gravely, eh! He sinned forcefully. But then the Gospel says, “He repented, and went to them to return the money.” And what did they do? “But you were our associate. Be calm… We have the power to forgive you for everything!” No! “Make whatever arrangement you can!” [they said.] “It’s your problem!”

"These people had forgotten what it was to be a pastor! 

"Intellectuals of religion!" 

"Those who had the power, who advanced the catechesis of the people with a morality composed by their own intelligence and not by the revelation!"

"A law that they have remade many times: so many times, to the point that they had arrived at 500 commandments. Everything was regulated, everything!"

"A law scientifically constructed, because this people was wise, they understood well. They made all these nuances, no!?"

"They had juridical, moral, religious authority, they decided everything!"

“Intellectualistic, sophisticated, casuistic – they cancelled the law the Lord had made!"

“Intellectuals of religion seduced by clericalism!”

"Clerics feel they are superior, they are far from the people!" 

"They have no time to hear the poor, the suffering, prisoners, the sick”!

"The evil of clericalism is a very ugly thing!" 

"It is a new edition of these people. And the victim is the same: the poor and humble people that awaits the Lord!"

‘But this is not orthodox, this is heretical, this is not the Messiah I expected.’ The devil does this work, and some friend also helps, no?!"

"But it is certain that if a pastor today said in the Sunday homily, “Among you there are some who are a race of vipers, and there are many adulterers,” certainly the Bishop would receive disconcerting letters: “But send away this pastor who insults us.”

Although John was great, strong, secure in his vocation, “he still had dark moments, he had his doubts.”

"In fact, John began to doubt in prison, even though he had baptized Jesus, “because he was a Saviour that was not as he had imagined him.”

"No sterile nostalgia or empty recollection of an idealized and disembodied past!"

"More interested in watching soap operas, in gossiping, in pursuing an ambition or talking about the lives of others!"

"The bewilderment of one who sits atop his wealth yet cannot see beyond it!" 

"The bewilderment lodged in the hearts of those who want to control everything and everyone!"

"The bewilderment of those immersed in the culture of winning at any cost, in that culture where there is only room for “winners”, whatever the price!"

"A bewilderment born of fear and foreboding before anything that challenges us, calls into question our certainties and our truths, our ways of clinging to the world and this life!"

"For those are worldly categories, the paltry idols to which we pay homage: the cult of power, outward appearances and superiority!"

"This sense of being orphaned lodges in a narcissistic heart capable of looking only to itself and its own interests!"

"This attitude of spiritual orphanhood is a cancer that silently eats away at and debases the soul!"

"The corrosive disease of being 'spiritual orphans'!"

"These doctors of the law that the people…yes, they heard, they respected, but they didn’t feel that they had authority over them!" 

"A psychology of princes!"

"[Saying] ‘We are the masters, the princes, and we teach you. Not service: we command, you obey!"’ 

"And Jesus never passed Himself off like a prince!" 

"Jesus was always the servant of all, and this is what gave Him authority!"

"They despised “the poor people, the ignorant!” 

"They like to walk about the piazzas, in nice clothing!"

"Detached from the people, they were not close!" 

"Jesus was very close to the people, and this gave authority!"

"Those detached people!"

"These doctors with a clericalist psychology!"

"They taught with a clericalist authority – that’s clericalism!"

"That’s where you find the authority of the Pope, closeness!" 

"The head is the one who serves, who turns everything upside down, like an iceberg!"

"They said one thing and did another. Incoherence. They were incoherent!"

"One who considers himself a prince who has a clericalist attitude, who is a hypocrite, doesn’t have authority!" 

"He speaks the truth, but without authority!"

"Open to the Lord, not closed, not hard, not hardened, not without faith, not perverted, not deceived by sin!"

"The Lord has met so many of these, who had closed their hearts!" 

"The doctors of the law, all these people who persecuted him, put him to the test to convict him!"

"There were other times when people wanted to make Jesus King, thinking He was “the perfect politician!”

“Those who didn’t move…and watched. They were sitting down…watching from the balcony!" 

"Their life was not a journey: their life was a balcony!"

"From their balconies they never took risks. They just judged. They were pure and wouldn’t get involved. But their judgements were severe!"

"In their hearts they said: What ignorant people! What superstitious people! How often, when we see the piety of simple people! 

"That clericalism that hurts the Church so much!"

The man who “sat beside the pool for 38 years, without moving, embittered by life, without hope…someone else who failed to follow Jesus and had no hope!”

“Following Jesus according to the rules of an insurance company!” 

"That’s not the way to follow Jesus. That way you don’t move, like those who judge!”

"Watching life with a soul that is static!"

"A soul that is closed with bitterness and lack of hope?"

“Living in the fridge! So that everything stays the same!”

“Lazy Christians!"

"Christians who do not have the will to go forward!"

"Christians who don’t fight to make things change, new things, the things that would do good for everyone, if these things would change!"

"Lazy, “parked” Christians!" 

"They have found in the Church a good place to park!"

"And when I say Christians, I’m talking about laity, priests, bishops…Everyone. But there are parked Christians!"

"For them the Church is a parking place that protects life, and they go forward with all the insurance possible!"

"Stationary Christians!"

"Beware of still water, that which doesn’t flow, it is the first to go bad!”

“Lazy Christians don’t have hope, they are in retirement!" 

"It is beautiful to go into retirement after many years of work, but, spending your whole life in retirement is ugly!”

"In the struggle of everyday, hope is a virtue of horizons, not of closure!"

“Life does not come to any of us wrapped up like a gift!"

“Those who go forward make mistakes, while those who are stationary seem to not make mistakes!”

“You can’t walk because everything is dark, everything is closed!”

"Parked Christians, stationary Christians, are selfish!" 

"They look only at themselves, they don’t raise their heads to look at Him!"

“A Christian life without temptations is not Christian: it is ideological, it is Gnostic, but it is not Christian!"

“I like to think about joking with the Lord: ‘You don’t have a good memory!’ This is the weakness of God: when God forgives, He forgets!”

"An egotistical mindset, focused on themselves: their hearts constantly condemned others!"

“Often people tell me that when they pray they get angry with the Lord...this too is prayer!"

"Doing the Lord’s will, but only superficially, like the doctors of the law that Jesus condemned because they were pretending!"

"When one goes along the street and an unexpected rain comes, and the garment is not so good and the fabric shrinks!"

"Confined souls!" 

"This is faintheartedness: this is the sin against memory, courage, patience, and hope!"

"Afraid of everything… Confined souls in order to save ourselves!"

"The fainthearted, those “who always go backward, who guard themselves too much, who are afraid of everything!"

‘Not taking risks, please, no… prudence…’ All the commandments, all of them… Yes, it’s true, but this paralyzes you too! 

"It makes you forget so many graces received, it takes away memory, it takes away hope, because it doesn’t allow you to go forward!"

"Statisticians might have been inclined to publish: ‘Rabbi Jesus’ popularity is falling’. But he sought something else: he sought people! And the people sought him!"

"The survival mentality!"

"The survival mentality makes us look back, to the glory days – days that are past!"

"Rather than rekindling the prophetic creativity born of our founders’ dreams, it looks for shortcuts in order to evade the challenges knocking on our doors today!"

"The survial mentality makes us want to protect spaces, buildings and structures, rather than to encourage new initiatives!" 

"The temptation of survival makes us forget grace!"

"A survival mentality robs our charisms of power, because it leads us to “domesticate” them, to make them “user-friendly”, robbing them of their original creative force!"

"The temptation of survival: An evil that can gradually take root within us and within our communities!"

"Professionals of the sacred!"


"Fearful, slowly and silently shutting ourselves up in our houses and in our own preconceived notions!"

"An environment of survival withers the hearts of our elderly, taking away their ability to dream!"

"Crippling the prophecy that our young are called to proclaim and work to achieve!"

"Turning what the Lord presents as an opportunity for mission into something dangerous, threatening, potentially disastrous." 

"This attitude is not limited to the consecrated life, but we in particular are urged not to fall into it!"

"Religious activists”!"

"Those who don't receive the things of God as a gift! Only as Justice: ‘These are the Commandments: but they are few, let’s make more!"

"Instead of opening their heart to the gift, they hid, have sought refuge in the rigidity of the Commandments, which they had multiplied up to 500 or more!"

"These rigid characters were afraid of the freedom that God gives us: they were afraid of love!”

The closed, sad prayer of the person who never knew how to receive a gift because he is afraid of freedom that always carries with it a gift.

"Such a one knows only how to do duty, but closed duty!" 

"Slaves of duty, but not love!" 

"When you become a slave of love, you are free!" 

"It is a beautiful bondage that, but such men did not understand that!”

"The rigidity of the closed Commandments, that are more and more “safe” – with emphasis on the scare-quotes!"

"But that does not give joy, because they do not make you free!"

"In order to understand a woman, it is necessary first to dream of her.”

"No, no, no! The woman is there to bring harmony!" 

"Without the woman there is no harmony!"

"They are not equal; one is not superior to the other!"

 "The man does not bring harmony!"

"Functionality is not the purpose of women!"

"Exploiting persons is a crime of ‘lèse-humanité’: it’s true. But exploiting a woman is even more serious!" 

"It is destroying the harmony that God has chosen to give to the world. It is to destroy!”

“There are so many corrupt people, corrupt ‘big fish’ in the world, whose lives we read about in the papers!" 

"Perhaps they began with a small thing, I don’t know, maybe not adjusting the scales well!"

"Corruption begins in small things like this, with dialogue!" 

"No, it’s not true that this fruit will harm you. Eat it, it’s good! It’s a little thing, no one will notice. Do it! Do it!’ And little by little, little by little, you fall into sin, you fall into corruption.”

"The speck of sawdust becomes a plank in the eye, your life revolves around it and it ends up destroying the bond of brotherhood; it destroys fraternity!”

“Even within our episcopal colleagues there are small cracks and rifts that can lead to the destruction of brotherhood!"

“If you insult your brother, you have killed him in your heart!”

“The Word of God cannot be given as a proposal – ‘well, if you like it…’ – or like good philosophical or moral idea – ‘well, you can live this way…’No!"

"No, you will say, yes, something interesting, something moral, something that will do you good, a good philanthropy, but this is not the Word of God!"

"The spirit of Cain which – for envy, jealousy, greed, and the desire to dominate – leads to war!”

‘I am in this diocese but look at how important that one is and I try to influence someone, or put pressure, to get somewhere…'

"Infighting in a parish: ‘I want to be the president of this association, in order to climb the ladder!" 

"Who is the greatest here? Who is the greatest in this parish? No, I am the most important here; not that person there because he did something…’ And that is the chain of sin.”

"‘I am very Catholic, I always go to Mass, I belong to this association and that one; but my life is not Christian!" 

"'I don’t pay my workers a just wage, I exploit people, I am dirty in my business, I launder money…’ A double life!"

"And so many Christians are like this, and these people scandalize others!"

"How many times have we heard – all of us, around the neighbourhood and elsewhere!" 

"To be a Catholic like that; it’s better to be an atheist!’"

"It is that, scandal! You destroy! You beat down!"

"And this happens every day, it’s enough to see the news on TV, or to read the papers!"

"In the papers there are so many scandals, and there is also the great publicity of the scandals. And with the scandals there is destruction!”

"But you will arrive in heaven and you will knock at the gate: ‘Here I am, Lord!’ – ‘But don’t you remember? I went to Church, I was close to you, I belong to this association, I did this..." 

"Don’t you remember all the offerings I made?’ ‘Yes, I remember. The offerings, I remember them: All dirty. All stolen from the poor! I don’t know you!’ That will be Jesus’ response to these scandalous people who live a double life!"

"They think of the faith only in terms of ‘Yes, you can,” or “No, you can’t” – to the limits of what you can do, the limits of what you can’t do!"

"That logic of casuistry!"

"Even with the fourth commandment these people refused to assist their parents with the excuse that they had given a good offering to the Church. Hypocrites!"

"Casuistry is hypocritical. It is a hypocritical thought!"

"‘Yes, you can; no, you can’t’… which then becomes more subtle, more diabolical!"

"But what is the limit for those who can? But from here to here I can’t!"

"It is the deception of casuistry!"

“But what is more important in God? Justice or mercy?’ This, too, is a sick thought!"

"Scandal is saying one thing and doing another; it is a double life, a double life!"

"A totally double life!" 

"We see Peter asking the Lord what will happen to them, as they have given up everything to follow him. “It’s almost as if Peter is passing Jesus the bill!”

"The toxic pollution of empty and meaningless words!"

"Spiritual asphyxia!" 

"Spiritual asphyxia born of the pollution caused by indifference!”

"A prayer that soothes our conscience!" 

"An almsgiving that leaves us self-satisfied!" 

"A fasting that makes us feel good!

"No to all forms of exclusion!”

"The toxic pollution of empty and meaningless words, of harsh and hasty criticism, of simplistic analyses that fail to grasp the complexity of problems!"

"The asphyxia born of relationships that exclude!

"Those forms of spirituality that reduce the faith to a ghetto culture!" 

"A culture of exclusion!"

“A fasting that is ‘hypocritical’ that makes you see yourself as just, or makes you feel just, but in the meantime I have practiced iniquities!" 

"'I am not just, I exploit the people'!"

"Those who take a bribe: the bribe of vanity, the bribe of being seen!" 

"And that is not authentic! That is hypocrisy!"

“They do not know concreteness! If there is no concreteness, there can be no conversion!”


Andrew said…
"If someone is gay..."

Speaking of which, Vanity Fair has an interesting article on the now-infamous gay lobby in this month's edition:
Anonymous said…
Sourpuss, perhaps or rather eh, ah, no
Lynda said…
"Liturgical obsessive!"; "sayer of prayers!";
Jeff Culbreath said…
viterbo said…
was the Pope looking in the mirror when he threw all these out? It's uncanny.
Hermit Crab said…
"Pretender" (possibly said of OLJC Himself)
JB said…

Rosary counters!

He set my radar off from the first moment he appeared on the balcony. Something is seriously amiss. The name calling alone is unworthy of the office.
Anonymous said…
Anthony Braincin
Anonymous said…
yes I too noticed that there was something off-- even at the balcony. His blessing was even less than perfunctory-- almost disdainful-- it certainly wasn't carefully done.
ATDP said…
I can hear the Francis apologists: "Jesus insulted people too, you know. He called Herod a fox and some white-washed tombs."

Nicolas Bellord said…
"poison of immanence" - although I haven't a clue what that means.
Jacobi said…
“ for authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.”

Not only not absurdly PC, but false, and showing great insensitivity towards those Christians in the Middle East, Pakistan, and now Africa, who are being daily persecuted and murdered.
Is it just Papal insults you are collating or are you interested in recent invective coming from Archbishop Bergoglio as well?

If the latter, then the following has to be a bit of a classic:

"Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia"


I do hope he doesn't have first-hand experience of these vices.
Lepanto said…
Seriously, these nonsensical, inconsistent and incoherent ramblings appear to me to be merely those of a confused, if physically energetic, old man. How far does he have to go before people understand that he's 'lost it'?
JB said…
i have a serious question: has anyone heard Francis ever talk about the importance of being/staying in a state of grace? persevering in grace? I have yet to.

i may be wrong so please someone refer me to a passage.
@ JB
There is no such passage. I would be happy if he just said “go and sin no more”. But seemingly this “call to action” is not modern(istic).
A trendy message is this:

Francis' message to university students: "YOU MUST LIVE, NOT JUST EXIST"
You must not be spectators but protagonists” in the “challenges” the modern world throws at you. Don’t be mediocre, bored or like everyone else. “You can’t live without facing challenges,” “don’t stand on the sidelines; fight for dignity and against poverty.” This is the lifestyle Francis advised young people to lead, in the first meeting with university students since the start of his pontificate. (…)“Please don’t look at life from the sidelines, go an immerse yourself in challenges, in life, in development, get involved in the fight for people’s dignity, against poverty, in the defence of values and in so many other struggles we face today,” Francis urged.
Pétrus said…
I look forward to receiving my copy.

It will be a delight to be able to use so many insults while still avoiding being judgemental.
Lynda said…
I do seriously wonder if he has dementia. "Rambling" is the kindest one can say about some of the utterances.
Lynda said…
Perhaps you could translate that passage for me? It could be some socialist ideologue giving an extempore pep-talk to his people.
JB said…
Yes. Plainly false. All I can think is that the Vatican is so scared of terrorism that mindless drivel like this keeps flowing out.
Anonymous said…
His favorite one: "Idiologues"
Also: Lepers, rigid, backward.
Marietta said…
No Catholic God
Proselytism as nonsense
Anonymous said…
Please stop writing nonsense and pray for the Holy Father!
Anonymous said…

Long faced!
Mournful behavior!
Behave as if going to a funeral procession! (um, maybe they are?)

Text from page
of the Vatican Radio website
Annoyed said…
Tomb psychology! Mummies in a museum.
Pax--Tecum said…
"Renaissance prince."
Joe Potillor said…
I'd actually buy this….
Elizabeth said…
Elizabeth says, "confessionals as torture chambers
Celia said…
Thanks for this. I'm saving 'Self-absorbed neo-Promethean Pelagian' for the next time someone tells me they think Francis is so much better than Benedict, because 'You can understand what he says'.
Jeff Culbreath said…
Today's papal homily is a gold mine!

Inspiring, no?
Jackie Parkes said…
Absolutely think he is spot on.
Anonymous said…
"Ideologue of the Logos!"
that one seemed aimed at his predecessor
Nicolas Bellord said…
Anonymous: Where did you find "ideologue of the Logos"?
I have been puzzling what it could mean. The word Logos makes me think of the opening of St John's Gospel and the identification of the Logos - Word - with Christ. Ideologue means a theorist of some ideology. So "ideologue of the Logos" can just mean a theologian? However in Pope Francis's vocabulary he generally gives a pejorative meaning to "ideologue" as somebody obsessed with some ideology such as Marxism. But how can being obsessed with Christ be bad? Puzzling but perhaps if you could point us to the context it might be clearer?
Rebecca Duncan said…
“It is an ugly thing when one sees a Christian who does not want to lower himself, who does not want to serve, a Christian who parades around everywhere. It’s terrible, no? That person isn’t a Christian: he is a pagan! The Christian serves (and) lowers himself,” said the Pope on Dec. 18 in St. Peter’s Square."


Anonymous said…
Nicolas Bellord, Don't be surprised that Pope Francis is so unclear about "ideologue of the Logos." The Pope is always unclear - that's his trademark.
Maybe Bones should retitle this book, "Francis's Little Book of Insults and Head-Scratchers."
Bemused said…
Hmmm, I thought "little monsters" were the fans of Lady Gaga, but apparently the term also refers to religious with poor formation:

viterbo said…
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Anonymous said…
Bemused, it refers to religious with GOOD formations. This is another attempt to put down the orthodox and the prayerful religious who focus on Christ Himself.
Viva Cristo Rey said…
Sweetness, Little Monsters, And Hypocrisy

Below are a few statements and actions made by Pope Francis during the first week of 2014.

Francis said, "I think about the temptation, that we may have, or many others have, to announce the Gospel with 'inquisitional beatings,' with condemnation. No! The Gospel must be announced with sweetness, with fraternity, with love!”

OK, that's a good statement even though it could be taken to imply that Catholics who have strong morals participate in '"inquisitional beatings" of others.
(What does Francis think of St. Anthony who was known as the hammer of heretics or John the Baptists moral preaching to Herod?)

In the same week Pope Francis told us to announce the Gospel with "sweetness and love" he said these things about faithful Catholics.

"Seminarians who grit their teeth and wait to finish, follow rules and smile reveal the hypocrisy of clericalism - one of the worst evils!"

"Religious need to wake up to the world or risk becoming "abstract ideologues or fundamentalists."

About seminarians "You have to form the heart, or we will make little monsters. And then, these little monsters form the people of God."

So Francis accuses others of participating in "inquisitional beatings" on the same day he calls Catholics who follow the rules hypocrites and evil.
He calls other Catholics "abstract ideologues or fundamentalists" and says other Catholics are "little monsters."

In the same week Francis tells us to announce the Gospel with "sweetness and love" he uses the harshest possible language to describe his fellow Catholics.

Or is Francis telling us we when we speak to others it is "sweetness and love" to accuse them of being "abstract ideologues or fundamentalists," hypocrites," "evil," "little monsters," or that they are responsible for "inquisitional beatings?"

Or is Francis reserving the right to use this critical accusatory language about those he does not like while we are suppose to respond to the culture of death only using sweetness?"

What are we to make of the fact the Vatican has hired one of the worlds leading homosexual promoting corporations to advise them?

Ernst and Young is one of the most effective corporations promoting homosexuality worldwide - and now they are on the Vatican payroll in an absolutely essential and hugely influential position. Adding insult to injury, just a quick review of the policies of the other three advisory firms recently hired by the Vatican to reform its administrative and financial practices reveals a pro-homosexual pattern similar to that of Ernst and Young.

This is a scandal beyond words and Satan must be loving it.
Bemused said…
It's a few days old, but I thought "heart as sour as vinegar" was a good one.

“I’m reminded of those religious who have a heart as sour as vinegar: they are not made for the people." -- from the meeting with religious superiors.
Brilliant. I would buy this. If we can't do anything to change a mediocre papacy, at least we can laugh about it.

p.s. see, we are not sourpuses after all!
mundabor said…
"Franciscan Friar of the Immaculate!"
Alan Aversa said…
Re: "Promoter of the poison of immanence!"

Too bad he didn't say "[Modernist] Promoter of the poison of [vital] immanence!"

But perhaps he meant that…

John said…
It's starting to be rather a large book . . . and we haven't even finished year one.

Marietta said…
Hope this make publizing deadline:
"Creepy" as in "creepy little monsters; they give me goose-bumps."
anthony said…
"melancholic Christians' faces (like) pickled peppers"
Anonymous said…
This site makes no sense, it claims to be Catholic and has pro-papacy propaganda all over it but when it comes to the current Holy Father its nothing but disrespect and bashing. It appears more anti-Catholic (protestant) than Catholic.
Anonymous said…
Francis is the one that doesn't make any sense Here!!!!!!Because he is not consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church, he contradicts previous popes, contradicts the catechism and the scriptures.
Anonymous said…
One thing is true that the Holy Spirit is not leading Francis . He is going from error to error.They rebelled against Benedict XVI don't expect anything good from this impostor!!!!!!
2 Timothy 3:13
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)
while evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived.

Anonymous said…
It would be useful to make each quote a link to the source of the quotation.

Well, I believe that I am a "self-absorbed, promethean neo-pelagian" and I am damn proud of it!
James said…
"Self-absorbed, Promethean neo-Pelagian!"

## My favourite. With definite shades of Captain Haddock - as quoted here:

It would seem that the Pope is a reader of "Tintin"...
coco2 said…

Wow! No love for the Pope here. I don't think he is bashing good and holy Catholics, at all. I don't think he is bashing Pope Benedict, either. I think he is trying to get some priests and bishops and the rest of us to recognize the fact that they and we aren't particularly living the Gospel message. If he has to use strong language to do it, then so be it. To understand where he is coming from, you would need to understand all that he has seen and experienced in his lifetime.

I'm living where a Bishop closed a school in a poor area (that was considered a "mission school" to the last bishop) and transformed it into a penthouse for guests, and for himself if he doesn't want to drive 15 minutes to his mansion. Something is very wrong with this picture. Pope Francis has seen men in the priesthood who are living for themselves and not Christ. He is trying to change this. It is a problem.

His comment about gays, - was it anything different than what the Church has always said? I didn't take his "Who am I to judge" comment as a green light for gays to continue their lifestyle and have sex with other men. He said if a gay man loves God and tries to live for God, who is he to judge his attractions. However, I would think at some point he would have to address this topic more thoroughly and in depth.

I just think his entire time as pope will be trying to shake up those in the Church who need shaken.
Alan Aversa said…
Jesus would rather forgive than condemn, but, unlike Francis, He acknowledged the sin. Whenever He forgives, he says, in addition, "Go, and sin no more." Does Francis say this? It's hard to tell if he even believes in the reality of sin as an offense against God, especially when he says atheists can be justified or saved by following their consciences, while at the same time they commit the grave sin of unbelief.
fr Patrick McMahon said…
what a breath of fresh air this pope is. it is about time someone calls out these scribes and pharisees who would rob all the joy from the gospel, you go Francis
Nicolas Bellord said…
Aversa: I think Pope Francis is aware of the reality of sin. For instance read this quote from Evangelii Gaudium at para 172:

"The Gospel tells us to correct others and to help them to grow on the basis of a recognition of the objective evil of their actions (cf. Mt 18:15)"
Alan Aversa said…
He's best friends with a modern-day Pharisee, Rabbi Skorka.

(Modern Judaism = Talmudic Judaism, and the Talmud contains the Pharisees' wicked, man-made laws; see what St. Maximilian Kolbe has to say about the Talmud.)
Alan Aversa said…
If he believes that, then why doesn't he advocate correcting those who adhere to false religions? Instead, he says we should value the differences between them (Evangelii Gaudium §255)!
Bemused said…
Do you think the previous papal criticism of saying prayers like "parrots", is no longer in effect following the blessing of the parrot?
Mike said…
Your book is mentioned here:

Were you 'commissioned'?
Anonymous said…
Bergoglio has become a nightmare for those catholics living in italy like me. His daily chats at Casa Marta have become his way of Magisterium. And every chat has to be "doctored" before going to the press. Some of the things we are seeing here are absolutely outrageous. And I am quite sure his "best" has still yet to come.
Paolina Canossa
Lynda said…
Yes, one must have meticulously researched references!
Lynda said…
It isn't a Pope's solemn and sacred duty to be a "breath of fresh air", whatever such vague nonsense means but to defend the unchanging deposit of Faith, and strengthen his brother bishops in teaching, preaching and sanctifying in accordance with the unchanging Faith, the unchanging truth.
Alan Aversa said…
Like the dubious canonizations? See this article by the SSPX.
Anonymous said…
Insulting the Traditional Latin Mass and those who love it:

"older people nostalgic for structures and customs which are no longer life-giving in today’s world..."

"young people addicted to fashion..."
Marietta said…
About Traditional Mass goers:

1. Old people who cling to a nostalgia for structures and customs no longer life-giving in today's world.

2. Young people addicted to fashion.
Anonymous said…
You hit that head on. Exactly what I thought. With Francis it could go either way. Good comment!
Anonymous said…
1. This world is life destroying not giving. Too many have no clue what is right and what is wrong. They are numb from all the world's modernist changes.
2. It's not a fashion it's the original church.
3. Only a modernist would think in this upside down judgemental inappropriately uneducated on the facts manner.
4. Enough said..
darla said…
1. The world has become evil in its own right.
Those who do not have a solid knowledge or upbringing of what is right or wrong transform themselves into modernists. Our Lord's ways and rules are not modern. And they are not redundant.
2. The young that become Traditionals are not touched by the perversion and evilness of the world. They are innocent and pure.
3. Read the bible it could help.
Anonymous said…
This would appear to be your standard type of attempt to pick and choose the words of a person to present a skewed picture of someone. When someone speaks as often as the pope, absolutely anyone is going to be able to dig up something that they object to when it is taken in isolation or out of the context of the full body of what has been said by the person.

As Cardinal Richelieu famously said "If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him."

Even the scripture in the Bible is subjected to such misrepresentation by those who wish to distort and criticize its message. If it can be done to that, then it can be done to any man.

Fortunately, those of reasonable intent who truly desire understanding of what is being said can look at the full body of comments and see that these sorts of distortions are off-base.
Lynda said…
There is nothing truly "life-giving" other than the timeless Holy Sacrifice of the Mass which should be conducted in the most solemn, reverent and universal way possible. The true liturgy is that which cannot be manipulated in any way by the priest offering it. The liturgy should in all its outward signs reflect the awesome, beautiful, transcendent reality that occurs therein - Our Lord, through the priest, becoming present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
swanekj said…
Just think that we could have had some judgemental African Holy Father who believed that what was sin between 50 and 2500 years ago remains such today, and that hatred of such sins had not somehow evolved into a moral defect itself.
lee woo said…
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under
the sun in vain. See the link below for more info

Brilliant. All these insults came directly from his own mouth. It is really disturbing to see a Pope who regularly trashes the faithful.
Peter said…
Fascinating, all these people feeling attacked... As my grandmother used to say: "if the shoe fits..."
Marietta said…
The shoe fits Pope Francis himself...and maybe your grandmother.
But the emperor still has no clothes.
Anonymous said…
You need to remember, folks, that Bergoglio "recevied his vocation" while working as a bouncer at a Night Club...

He still talks like one...and surely should have remained such...

It is obvious that the man NEVER had a DIVINE vocation...

I do not even see evidence that he has the faith, because for him, seeking applause is ALWAYS more desireable...

A Catholic in mourning...
Nicolas Bellord said…
Anonymous: Whatever misgivings and perplexity one may suffer about what Pope Francis is reported as saying I do think one should avoid making judgements as to whether he had a vocation or not. These blogs are of vital importance and as we have seen with Nick Donnelly and his Protect the Pope website they are under wrongful attack for being extreme. We must avoid anything that can justify such attacks.

Incidentally I wonder what the Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma should do about the attack made on one its members.
John Brantley said…
The exclamation points are entertaining but a little misleading.

Hopefully people aren't too offended by these "insults." They are clearly in keeping with Pope Francis's vision for a more open and engaged church, which I find exciting.
viterbo said…
“They disguise themselves, they disguise themselves as good people: they make themselves up like little holy cards, looking up at heaven as they pray, making sure they are seen—they believe they are more righteous than others, they despise others."

this bloke has a lotta hate for devotion.
Hilary said…
Latest in: "anaesthetised Catholics"
viterbo said…
"Like bats. And with a little sense of humour we can say that there are Christian bats who prefer the shadows to the light of the presence of the Lord.”
Bemused said…
In the U.S., "Parade" magazine (supplement to Sunday papers) chose the same photo as you did, to put on the Easter cover:

Be sure to see: Praise for the Pope: Stars Weigh in on the 'Francis Effect' (!)
Anonymous said…
"starched Christians, too polite, who speak of theology calmly over tea."
gracem said…
i especially like the "bats" comment.
maybe he's projecting?
Bemused said…
I think, after each new insult, I will watch this clip from "Planes, Trains & Automobiles," where John Candy responds to Steve Martin's insults, and insert the criticism du jour. : )
viterbo said…
bemused - God bless - 'what ya see is what ya get' is better than 'if ya don't see it and ya don't get it you're a [insert papal insult here]
guest from Austria said…
The picture "Pope releases pidgeon", shown on this site, is connected to an insult. This pidgeon was a gift from a man who attended the wednesday-morning-audience. The pope took the cage, opened it and let the pidgeon fly. It was like binning a birthday present before the face of the person who gave you the present.
(Please excuse my bad English. My native tongue is German. Nevertheless, I hope, I got my idea to you.)
c said…
Very good idea this list, but it would be better if you have been the original text (generally the pope Francis speaks in spanish or in italian) and then your translation, because the lenguage of the pope is very specific.

Sorry I don't speak good english
Cosmos said…
Big update coming!!!

"proud, self-sufficient, detached from the people, intellectual aristocrats, who closed their doors and resist the Holy Spirit"
viterbo said…
here's the link for cosmos' addition:

also 'no heart', was included. the prophets knew that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is prudence.

the way Frankie is using his very own 'holy spirit' against the Church is stuff a person with a wit of supernatural faith, or even reason, would be shaking in their shoes over. 'It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the Living God.'
Alan Aversa said…
Here's another (source):
hard-headed, foolish, and slow of heart domesticator of the Holy Spirit!
viterbo said…
I think a good new blog could be, 'what does the pope really say.' it's a rhetorical question, the answer agiven - 'not what Christ would have him say'. in his latest homily his audience is told that 'heresy is ideas gone crazy'. I thought heresy was truth being denied? he exhorts people to pray, celebrate and imitate 'christ'. but who is Frankie's 'christ'? someone found only in an undusty Gospel. he does mention sacraments, but what does the pope really say when he talks of 'sacraments'? they clearly can't parrot sacraments, as in repeating an authentic source because that source is authentic...hmmm, what does the pope really say? he really says, today I'll attract some docility with these words, tomorrow I'll attract some dicility with those words, but make no mistake, if you don't follow me into the hell-mouth in October i'll no longer mince words for you parrots, even if you are 'parroting', the Way, the Truth and the Life.
viterbo said…
Frankie's 5 June address was a wee winner for the those with tickets to the insult lottery: 'uniformists - these are hard!' I guess Frankie, destroyer of the Franciscans would know about hard-hearted acts of destruction in an attempt to impose the spirit if Vatican ii uniformly; 'alternativists' - some sort of church ripper-uppers it would seem, I guess he would know about that too, and last and certainly least, 'exploitationists - businessmen'; again I guess he'd know, he's certainly hired enough of them.
viterbo said…
p.s. once again Frankie called upon listeners to be 'docile' to whatever spirit is Frankie's 'higher self'. what's interesting is that Paul VI called upon people to be 'docile' to changes his 'higher self' was guiding him to make in the liturgy.
viterbo said…
RE: Frankie and his exploitationists:

he has thrown out the people Benedict brought in to clean up the vatibank and brought in his own.
Mary said…
Be sure to put "VOLUME I" on the cover of your book!

I hope you continue with the hilarity. I'm loving it.

Can I preorder?!
Anonymous said…
"“The Jesuit must be a person whose thought is incomplete, in the sense of open-ended thinking.”

An insult to faithful Jesuits. An open-ended thinking where the smoke of Satan easily penetrates! The saintly Fr. Herdon must be turning in his grave! The teachings of Jesus are incomplete? Tell St. Francis Xavier that, or St. Peter Canisius.
St. Ignatius, pray, pray for this Pope.
viterbo said…
Jorge said, "I’m not interested in converting Evangelicals to Catholicism. I want people to find Jesus in their own community. There are so many doctrines we will never agree on. Let’s not spend our time on those. Rather, let’s be about showing the love of Jesus."

But what does the Jorge really say? He says this: "I'm not interested in...Catholicism. I want people to find [themselves] in their own community. Doctrines are disagreeable, let's not spend time on those. Rather let's be about showing love of the first modernist, formerly known as satan.'
viterbo said…
'paralyzing proseltyzers'. Do they have taser guns I wonder? (in my experience it is usually bergoglio-like 'Catholics' who get out their tasers if a potential convert dare rears their head.)

"but the worst [attitude] you can have is that of religious proselytism, which paralyzes: ‘I dialogue with you in order to convert you’, no."

27/07/14 'Viva', '10 Tips for a Happy Life', (no mention of heaven apparently or the fact that 'happiness' in this fallen life is usually bought at the expense of others.
viterbo said…
Non-walking walking Christians who are not walking but are walking but not in the presence of Bergoglio's utterly rebrobate concept of 'Jesus'.

"I don’t understand a Christian who is still! A Christian who doesn’t walk, I cannot understand! A Christian must walk! There are Christians that walk, but not in the presence of Jesus."

"...the Argentine Apostate [Bergoglio], in his public and televised address to the Pentecostal Community in Caserta at the end of July, embraced his “brother pastor” and then apologized for the work of countless Catholic martyrs and saints to win back souls from Protestant sects and to stem the spread of their blasphemous heresies in Catholic lands." ---

For myself, all I can say is that the ArgentineApostate is an affront to the True Christ Jesus (the one evinced by 2000 years of Real Catholicism) and His True apostles, like St Frances de Sales, and all those who suffered for keeping the True Faith and for daring to preach the True Faith and administer True sacraments under the brutal sword of Protestantism.
Margherita Neri said…
Ooohhh the ironies of our times...

From today's Sunday homily:

How should I correct another Christian - said the Pope - when is it not a good thing? Use charity, speak to him personally. " Bergoglio recalled the three stages mentioned in the Gospel, that are to talk alone with the brother giving the offense; if he does not listen, to talk to him again, in front of two or three people; and even if this leads to a good end, inform the community. This is to "make him feel the fracture and detachment that he has caused," a necessary step in the "effort to accompany those who make mistakes so that you do not lose him."
viterbo said…
‘Insulting is not Christian! Even words kill’. Finally, it's official, Bergoglio publicly declares himself non-Christian. We don't have to sweat over this fella anymore.
Bemused said…
Poncho the Parrot prays, despite papal admonition!
w said…
this does not seem--LIKE A GOOD BOOK+<3 w--
Joe Potillor said…
Don't forget the latest gems from his final address in the synod
Tomas said…
Traditionalists (said critically)
Murderous, cowardly, hypocritical gossips (daily homily 9/13/13)
Tim said…
I fear you are absolutely right. To say of Pope Francis (as someone here says) "He is going from error to error" is sowing discord among the faithful in a truly shameful way. Are the scribes and the Pharisees still amongst us? Most assuredly they are. You only have to read this blog.
Anonymous said…
"grandmother, no longer fertile and vibrant"
“elderly and haggard”
Anonymous said…
After the Xmas speech to the Curia your book is going to need a large addition.

Viva Cristo Rey said…
Are you going to add a "Christmas insults for your co-workers" section to the book now that Francis has publicly belittled his staff at a Christmas gathering?
David Brainerd said…
Proverbs 11:12 "He who belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent."

Can somebody get Francis a Bible with that verse highlighted?
Vertuso said…
Praise God for this Pope and the great things he does!
ek said…
Si está loco, loco está. Y si loco está, está loco.
Anonymous said…
You left out RABBITS?!!
Richard Chonak said…
And now some guy has made a shameless ripoff of this anthology of apothegmata, at
Sarah Ackerson said…

Do not forget how early on Pope Francis (no spring chicken himself) referred to Pope Emeritus Benedict the 16t as "grandfather" and "ultimate grandfather". This to his predecessor and one of the greatest theologians of the Catholic Church in centuries. A foreshadowing indeed.


Steven Cornett said…
Do you think we have enough to fill the Little Book, or would it be a bigger one by now?
Bill Carson said…
I am a retired professional salesman. I am shocked that such a poor communicator holds, arguably, the world's most important communication position. He seems to relish attacking his own people but we can't be absolutely certain. Why can't the guy speak more clearly? If he wants to hand out communion to divorced couples, why won't he just come out and say that? Why play games with that Synod, stacking the deck with liberals and the like?

I'm just a regular guy in the pew, not anxious to complain about the pope. I've never complained about any pope in my life and I'll be 65 in a few days. But it seems like we need to say either JPII and Benedict were horrible and Francis is wonderful or Francis is horrible and the JPII and Benedict were wonderful. All three can't wonderful and all three can't be horrible.
Anonymous said…
He talks too much and he criticizes too much. He did not realize who he is now. I miss Ratzinger so much it hurts. Please God, have pity on him and change his ways. Please!
I like Rosary Counter.

I prefer counting to 150 Ave (corresponding to Psalms), than to 200.
SenseiFran said…
El Papa que insulta a catolicos fieles y corre a darle la mano a cualquiera que haga lo que la Iglesia ha rechazado siempre o incluso encarcela cristianos. Que bien, a lo que hemos llegado.
Bernard Fischer said…
Mummified Christians!
Vagabond Christians!
Has it been noted that Batman has felt pain or anger due to BERGOGLIO's insults?

At least if you go to St Corbinian's Bear and have a look!
Nuclear War said…

In Novemeber 2016, he insulted Cardinal Burke and the other writers of the Dubia as insincere.
Anonymous said…
This list is indeed outdated! An update is required, sir, since pope was very active recently (insult-wise).
DonnaLiane said…
Legalists and 'without love' 😔
That God may give some wisdom to Pope Michael, as needed for his charge, is of course a very good idea to pray for.

Or "Pope Alexander IX" or "Peter III" whichever of them you believe to be Pope.
Antón said…
Temple_Police said…
I wasn't born until 1968 but I always thought to myself that the Rosary missed out significant events in the life of Christ to meditate on. I thank St JPII for the opportunity to meditate on the institution of the Eucharist, the Transfiguration, the Baptism of the Lord, the work (which the Church ever continues, or at least did until the election of Pope Bergoglio) of the Proclamation of the Kingdom of Heaven and most importantly at this time when Marriage and the Family is under great attack from within and without the Church the Wedding at Cana. I suppose I find great comfort and inspiration in all 200.
Anonymous said…
This Borgolio when he talks causes me so much disgust that I feel like vomiting. Since he was made Pope he did not open his mouth one time in favor of the Church of Christ.
By the teachings of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, the heretic Pope automatically excommunicated himself. So, if it was ever a Pope, it is not today.
Anonymous said…
Sadly, all three were/ are horrible; none guarded the Sacred Deposit of Faith. All three contributed to the damage done to the Church, Francis being the worst and JP2 second. All three Modermists.
Anonymous said…
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In latin:

In italian:

In english:

God bless His children

+Christus Vincit+
@anonymous of 02:29 of 14th february 2017
"By the teachings of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, the heretic Pope automatically excommunicated himself. So, if it was ever a Pope, it is not today."

What do you mean, mr. anonymous, with the expression "Holy Roman Catholic Church"?
Do you mean something different from the ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC and ROMAN APOSTOLIC Church, founded BY and ON Our Lord Jesus Christ, Born by Perfect Virgin Mary?
If you do, you have already admitted with your own words of NOT belonging to the ONLY ONE Church of Jesus Christ.
If you don't, I ask you a second question:
why do you want to sell as teaching of the One, Holy, Catholic and Roman Apostolic Church what has NEVER been taught by Her?
That is the Pope can become heretic, so automatically excommunicating himself and so ceasing to be Pope?
The Church of Jesus Christ, in truth, has NEVER taught that Peter can fall in heresy, so ceasing latae sententiae to be Pope.
Indeed, if She had ever taught such a NEGATION of Word of Her Founder: She would not be the Faithful Bride She is assured to be by Her Divine Bridegroom.
And I remember you the Word of Our Lord Jesus Christ about Peter's faith:
"Simon, Simon, behold Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat,
but I have prayed that your own faith may not fail; and once you have turned back, you must strengthen your brothers." (Luke 22,31-32)

God bless His children

+Christus Vincit+
PRP said…
What a great collection of the damning ramblings of an insane, hateful old Marxist Prot. He projected himself quite well.
TLM said…
Wow!! Think maybe he doesn't like us very much??!! I don't think you can even measure that amount of pure HATE. Kind of like an 'infinite' kind of HATE.
" Kind of like an 'infinite' kind of HATE."

I am reminded of Jadis' reaction to Aslan in The Magician's Nephew. Or to Aslan's music.
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Julia OSullivan said…
I am going to have to sue you for splitting my gut. :) I cannot stop laughing at this.......which in itself is a sign of how sick it all is.

Thank you!!