Skip to comments.Top Ten Rejected Papal Mottoes (Caution: satire)
Posted on 03/19/2013 4:07:00 PM PDT by markomalley
Pope Francis has been officially inaugurated as the 266th Pope. Yay us! Yay the Catholic Church!
His papal motto is Miserando Atque Eligendo, which, according to every other Catholic who can translate Latin, can be interpreted in any number of ways. I cant translate it, so I rely on an expert in this case, Fr Z, who translated it thus: By showing compassion and by choosing.
As Fr. Z put it: A good motto for a reformer.
I think its an awesome motto, and one that provides us with plenty to meditate on.
But it wasnt Pope Francis first choice. The Vatican Bureau Chief for AoftheA News came upon a list of the Top Ten Rejected Papal Mottoes (apparently, Dan Quayle is the AoftheA News Vatican Bureau Chief, but never mind that now). Would you like to see them?
Of course you would!
10. The Wise Latino
9. You Aint Seen Nothing Yet.
8. Got Vapors?
7. Meek ≠ Weak
6. Hold The Latte And Pour The Maté
5. I Also Do My Own Taxes
4. Its Okay To Say Schadenfreude
3. Im No Georgetown Jesuit
2. Caring For Creation ≠ Environmental Wacko-ism
1. Surprise! Im Catholic!
I wouldnt be surprised if there were other rejected mottoes as well
Semper ubi sub ubi!
With all due repect to His Holiness Pope Francis I:
Mottos rejected by his staff:
Est frigus salsissimus vir in hyeme.
It is a cold bus in winter.
Mea bola frangitur
My bola is broken.
My brother is a gaucho. Where`s my horse?
Frater meus est gaucho.
Ubi est equum meum?
Ego visitabo CXL regionibus per pulsant navem.
I will visit 140 countries by tramp steamer.
Mea sunt ova frigus.
My eggs are cold.
Possum iungite mea calceamenta corigiam.
I can tie my own shoelaces.
Quisque in curia voluntarium.
Everyone in the Curia will be a volunteer.
Pauperes semper nobiscum quod nos iuvare rem ditari.
The poor will always be with us no matter what we do to help them get rich.
Soror mea vadit ad Rio.
My sister goes to Rio.
Ego detrahito omne aurum in Sanctum Petrum et vendere eam propter bus signa.
I will strip off all the gold in St. Peters and sell it for bus tokens.
LOL...Good laugh today!!