Monday, December 12, 2005

Opus Dei, tutta la veritá

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedetto warned on Sunday against rampant materialism which he said was polluting the spirit of Christmas. "In today's consumer society, this time of the year unfortunately suffers from a sort of commercial 'pollution' that threatens to alter its real spirit," the Pope told a large crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square to hear his weekly Angelus blessing.

Mr. Joseph Ratzinger warned against rampant materialism from a marble balcony, gold-domed building in midst of jewel-encrusted religious icons while wearing giant gold cross and Prada shoes..

A German proverb goes something like this "Most people like short prayers and long sausages."


Lesley said...

I never have been able to figure out how people can bash materialism from the Vatican. Can you imagine how much everything in the Vatican is worth? Who even knows what artwork and other valuables are stored in the basement and other places.

Scott said...

I absolutely love this post,,

Lisa said...

I love this story--the hypocrisy detailed in it is stupefying.