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Pout Like A Pope, Baby! [Catholic Caucus]
CMR ^ | August 5, 2008

Posted on 08/05/2008 9:03:49 AM PDT by NYer

Actor John Goodman has rejoined the cast of forthcoming movie Pope Joan, a movie about an alleged Pope in the middle ages who was secretly a woman. It's kind of like Yentl for shiksas. The film is scheduled to start filming next month. The film looks to be heavy on the sex and pretty short on theology as the Pope's got a steamy love interest in the Vatican. You know, because too much theology might make it not suitable for children.

Goodman had walked off set a few months back and after delays and a legal dispute he's finally back so the movie which seemed off the tracks for a while is unfortunately back on. Goodman is also pretending to be a Pope in the film.

Here's the myth of Pope Joan: In the middle ages, an extraordinarily brilliant young woman entered a theological university disguised as a man. Her intellect outstripped her male classmates and she shot to the top rank of students. Her brilliance was so widely acknowledged that she eventually became Cardinal and finally "Pope Joan," by hiding her gender. No one knew she was a woman until, during a papal procession through the streets of Rome, she went into labor and gave birth to a child. She and the baby were killed on the spot by the crazed Catholic mob, enraged at her imposture.

So the movie looks to be a whole forbidden love thing. Now, of course, there's no evidence of any of this being even close to true but believers point to the lack of evidence as proof of a cover-up by the Church. Convenient, right?

And you know that when this trash hits the screens, there's going to be so many specials, documentaries, and promotional interviews about Pope Joan and female ordination. Fr. Richard McBrien will be quoted in the New York Times saying, "if it's not true it should be." Larry King will ask Bill Donahue what the female Pope might say about the Church if she were alive today and Donahue will actually exlode right there in front of the cameras. And Pope Joan will still be seen by many historically ignorant "Entertainment Tonight" watchers, not as a ridiculous movie but as a real biography of one of the first feminists who made it to the top of the all boy's Catholic Church.

Get ready folks.

And worst of all now because of Goodman, I can't even watch Roseanne reruns anymore.


TOPICS: Catholic; History; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: pope; popejoan

1 posted on 08/05/2008 9:03:49 AM PDT by NYer
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To: Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 08/05/2008 9:04:36 AM PDT by NYer ("Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome)
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To: NYer

Given the unsavory history of many of the Popes - I’m kinda glad they are going the fictional route.


3 posted on 08/05/2008 9:11:50 AM PDT by Philly Nomad
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To: NYer

the women-should-be-priests contingent has hired Michael Moore to do its PR?


4 posted on 08/05/2008 9:13:32 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (when did the circus freak show escape and take over the entire world?)
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To: NYer

And it will be all over the internet too. Wait, it’s here already. Sheesh.


5 posted on 08/05/2008 9:17:37 AM PDT by Jaded (does it really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: Philly Nomad

**unsavory history of many of the Popes &&

How about a few?


6 posted on 08/05/2008 9:32:29 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: NYer

Let me guess. After a rocky start she ends up being a super-duper popette.


7 posted on 08/05/2008 9:45:08 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Salvation
I've never liked the whole idea of “indulgences”.
8 posted on 08/05/2008 9:49:18 AM PDT by 50sDad (OBAMA: In your heart you know he's Wright.)
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To: Salvation
I've never liked the whole idea of “indulgences”.
9 posted on 08/05/2008 9:49:24 AM PDT by 50sDad (OBAMA: In your heart you know he's Wright.)
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To: Philly Nomad

It is a fictional story, but they probably won’t portray it that way. They’ll claim it’s true or that SOME PEOPLE say it is true, etc.


10 posted on 08/05/2008 9:50:33 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: 50sDad

You wrote:

“I’ve never liked the whole idea of “indulgences”.”

Okay. And...?

By the way, nice mock up of the Tardis or whatever that is.


11 posted on 08/05/2008 9:52:50 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: 50sDad

>> I’ve never liked the whole idea of “indulgences”. <<

Would you care to define for us what your idea of “indulgences” is?


12 posted on 08/05/2008 9:53:04 AM PDT by dangus
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To: 50sDad

Do you even know what an indulgence is?


13 posted on 08/05/2008 9:58:36 AM PDT by Neoncon (I am disrespectful to Socialism! Can you see I am serious?)
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To: Salvation

Alexander VI comes to mind.


14 posted on 08/05/2008 9:59:53 AM PDT by bagman
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To: NYer
It's kind of like Yentl for shiksas.

Only a tasteless cretin would compare pop joan to B.S....

15 posted on 08/05/2008 10:02:10 AM PDT by x_plus_one (let them eat cake, drive small electric cars and take the bus..........)
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To: 50sDad
FYI about indulgences:

[What Every Catholic Needs to Know about] Gaining Indulgences [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

16 posted on 08/05/2008 10:03:53 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: 50sDad
Are indulgences important? Having lawfully erected Via Crucis in Catholic Churches

A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 26: Indulgences

[What Every Catholic Needs to Know about] Gaining Indulgences [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

Vatican says Catholics can get indulgence for sick-day activities (Devotional Announcement)

Catholic Answers: Location and Procession of Choir (and more on indulgences)

Portiuncula Indulgence can be obtained this Sunday

He who holds the keys to the kingdom - the Catholic practice of granting indulgences

Indulgences: Spreading the Wealth

Plenary Indulgence Attainable on Dec. 8

Pope authorizes plenary indulgences marking Vatican II anniversary

POPE GRANTS PLENARY INDULGENCE FOR YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST

New Plenary Indulgence to Mark Year of the Eucharist

17 posted on 08/05/2008 10:04:09 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Philly Nomad

The “bad Popes” weren’t nearly as bad as some would have us believe, especially if you compare them to the temporal rulers of the times. I wouldn’t mind a biopic of Alexander VI so long as it was fair. I object to the outrageous lie that there was ever a Pope Joan.


18 posted on 08/05/2008 10:05:45 AM PDT by Neoncon (I am disrespectful to Socialism! Can you see I am serious?)
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To: Neoncon
Do you even know what an indulgence is?

I know a lot more about them right now, as another poster was kind enough to post a link, and did so without using words that might imply I am an idiot for not being an expert on the subject, thanks.

19 posted on 08/05/2008 10:31:58 AM PDT by 50sDad (OBAMA: In your heart you know he's Wright.)
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To: 50sDad

No implication was necessary.


20 posted on 08/05/2008 11:42:32 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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21 posted on 08/05/2008 11:44:11 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: NYer

I thought John Goodman was dead.


22 posted on 08/05/2008 1:08:05 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Wars kill soldiers; governments kill civilians." ~ Wayne LaPierre)
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To: Tax-chick
I thought John Goodman was dead.

Not yet ;-)

23 posted on 08/05/2008 1:19:20 PM PDT by NYer ("Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome)
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To: NYer

Just his career, eh?


24 posted on 08/05/2008 1:20:07 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Wars kill soldiers; governments kill civilians." ~ Wayne LaPierre)
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To: NYer

So, who is Goodman playing? Good Pope Joan?

Puh-lease.

-Theo


25 posted on 08/05/2008 1:45:36 PM PDT by Tefilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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To: Teófilo
He has already played the King of England:


26 posted on 08/05/2008 3:32:45 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

I remember that one! What an idiotic movie. And who said that he could sing?

Puh-lease.

-Theo


27 posted on 08/05/2008 4:27:45 PM PDT by Tefilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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To: Teófilo; iowamark
So, who is Goodman playing?

Pope Sergius

28 posted on 08/05/2008 4:44:51 PM PDT by NYer ("Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome)
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To: NYer

Why wasn’t Madonna signed to play the popess, she’s done just about everything else.


29 posted on 08/05/2008 6:17:28 PM PDT by xJones
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