This little offering of mine seems to be making the rounds.
The other day, a friend and I were discussing the incredible shrieks of the leftist harpies attacking Benedict lately. We thought it would be fun to get some "Benny Buttons" and make our friends wear them.
I really can't imagine why anyone is worried about all this. It seems to me like the best possible news. The bad guys hate him. Isn't that how it's supposed to be? Every time I hear about an Angela Merkel calling him up and chastising him for doing his job, I start to grin and giggle with delight.
Bring in the Trads. Bring the Anglos back. Force the poisonous snakes in your own curia to out themselves.
Go Benny Go Benny Go Benny!
Or, as Fr. Blake put it:
Who would have believed it?
Ecumaniacs are now shouting, "Shut that door, keep them out!"
Trendy Liberals scrawl on walls, "Don't lift the excommunications!"
Sandalistas with their dying breath wheeze, "Keep it the same, no change here!"
And wrinkled white bearded hippies gaze into their navels and remember fondly the days of their youth, hating the present day.
The snake has been struck with a stick and rises and hisses.
But for those who are worried:
The Confraternity of the FSSP has suggested a novena for the Pope, starting Feb 14.
Pater Noster x 3, Ave Maria, Gloria Patri...
V. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Benedicto.
R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivicet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et no tradat um in animam inimicorum eius.
V. Tu es Petrus.
R. Et super hanc petram aedificabo Ecclesiam meam.
Oremus. Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, miserere famulo tuo Pontifici nostro Benedcito: et dirige eum secundum tuam clementiam in viam salutis aeternae: ut, te donante, tibi placita cupiat, et tota virtute perficiat. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.
Mater Ecclesiae, ora pro nobis. Sancte Petre, ora pro nobis.