• verbatim from my son this morning : "I hope they're not going to say something about the pope during the weather forecasts, I'm fed up with the pope. Dad, he is dead, right? He cannot be not-dead again, right? Are they going to speak about him all the time now? When is the new one coming so they stop talking about this one?"
  • not a single journalist, at least here in France, had the guts to remind us that John-Paul-sky was strongly against contraception and spoke against it and against condoms even in countries dying of AIDS. His speeches in Africa were, from my perspective, a true crime. There are times when survival matters more than stupid anachronic counter-productive so-called moral principles, especially when it's coming from the leader of a world-wide congregation of queers having so much blood on the hands during the two last milleniums.
  • They knew. They _knew_. I watched a few minutes of a TV broadcast about JP2's youth. One of his friends said that when they joined seminary in 1941, they had to do it secretly because the german occupants were arresting the priests, at least the ones opposed to occupation. Then the archibishop told them to be very careful, because being arrested would imply deportation to Auschwitz. They knew what was happening there. Nobody can say again they did not.