If one thought the papal interviews couldn't get much worse than what they had been, they regrettably err. Today's is so depraved that parents may be advised not to discuss this in the presence of small children. He whined and complained about the media (while giving an interview to the media - go figure), lamenting their tendency to report unpleasant news, "even if they are true". He likens the reporting of "nasty" things to coprophilia. If you never heard that term before, please be advised that until two hours ago, I never did either. Apparently neither did the creators of the blogger platform on which I write this blog, for its spell-checker is prompting me to change it. I will give the wikipedia definition now.
Coprophilia (from Greek κόπρος, kópros—excrement and φιλία, philía—liking, fondness), also called scatophilia or scat (Greek: σκατά, skatá-feces), is the paraphilia involving sexual arousal and pleasure from feces.
He went on to say that "since people have a tendency towards the sickness of coprophagia, a lot of damage can be done".
Coprophagia! Another term, similar to the first but not quite identical. What is that? Again we look to wikipedia.
Coprophagia // or coprophagy // is the consumption of feces
So people "have a tendency" toward this, uh, dietary predilection? Dear readers, when is the last time that was served at your dinner tables? When was the last time you saw that featured at your favorite restaurants? When is the last time that crossed your minds? I didn't think so!
Two things need to be discussed. To liken journalism to a perverted sexual fetish is nothing short of the sin of slander against those journalists who take seriously their responsibilities to inform the public of current affairs. One might think the pope is taking a swipe at those of us who shine the light on his evident designs to undermine Holy Mother Church in all manners possible. It's worth noting that Father Spadaro accuses those who criticize Amoralis Lamentia as "being influenced by the devil". Hmm. Do I detect a coordination of talking points here?
But what is behind the pope's decision to use vulgarity? As I mentioned earlier, I never even heard of these terms, and I'm not particularly naive. Several others never did, either. So what gives? Who would even think to use terms that describe perverted practices? One of my friends pointed out that such language would be quite familiar to the "gay community", that is, those who regularly engage in such perversions as part and parcel of their lives. With whom is the pope surrounding himself? One who lies with dogs arises with fleas.
This is the Vicar of Christ who is now not only spouting thinly-veiled heresy - now he's uttering vulgarity to boot. As I said before regarding the cardinals and the dubia, let us pray that the course of this papacy changes and soon.
Correction - Today is not the first time such vulgarity spewed from the pope's mouth. Almost word for word he uttered the same bile in 2013. What is filling the mind of the Vicar of Christ? Please, Lord, awaken us from this surreal nightmare!