So, this planet is now graced with two infallible men. But what if they disagree? Answer me that.
BBC: Benedict XVI: 10 things about the Pope’s retirement
6. Life in retirement Announcing his resignation, the Pope said he would spend his time praying for the Church. His elder brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, has also said Benedict would be happy to advise his successor, if required. Writing and studying also seems likely to be on the agenda – Benedict had a library of 20,000 books installed in the papal apartments when he was elected in 2005. He also enjoys playing the piano and watching old black-and-white comedies – and he loves cats. At least one, Contessina, is known to live at Mater Ecclesiae.
The Pope ‘loves cats’.
I rest my case.
So, I’ve finally seen off the Pope. Time to focus all of my attention on Murdoch.
There can be only one winner.
I just checked out His Holiness’s Twitter page—keeping an eye on the opposition, and all that—and was frankly astonished to see his choice of logo/wallpaper:
It’s a crossed out knob!
Pretty apt, when you think about it.
Jen and I have been making a lot of soup recently. Well, when I say Jen and I, what I really mean is Jen has been making a lot of soup recently, and I’ve been helping her. Well, when I say I’ve been helping her, what I really mean is Jen has been making a lot of soup recently. Pulsating pulse soup, stilton and broccoli soup, Thai chicken and mushroom broth, roasted red pepper and tomato soup, spinach and nutmeg soup.
Which got me thinking. How come you don’t get bacon soup? Yes, I know you do get bacon soup—I have a large book of soup recipes, and bacon soup is definitely in there—but you just don’t, do you?
Wouldn’t bacon soup be totally awesome? The clue’s in the name: bacon… soup! What’s not to like?
And, while we’re at it, how about cat soup? And Pope bouillabaisse?
What about you lot? Are there any particular soups you like to try?
Pope Ratzinger, 24-Dec-2011:
… if we want to find the God who appeared as a child, then we must dismount from the high horse of our “enlightened” reason.
So there you have it in infallible black and white: it’s either God or enlightenment.
I have to say, it’s not often I agree unequivocally with His Holiness.
The Telegraph is trying to drum up traffic on its website by publishing photos from Silvio Berlusconi’s infamous bunga bunga parties. I’m not showing any of the photos here. Gruts is a family site.
Have you heard the rumour that the reason they’re so desperate to cover up what really went on at these parties is that Pope John Paul II was a regular attendee? Apparently tarts and bishops of Rome was a popular theme.
Apparently, they’re trying to cover it up because they don’t want to blow his chances of a sainthood.
I’m pretty sure the rumour is not very reliable, as I just made it up. But feel free to pass it on.
Oh, all right then, just one photo…
…And, yes, that is indeed Darth Vader in the background. Just behind Yoda. (Don’t ask.)