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#PopeFrancis on board papal plane: “Today we are used to insulting each other: one politician insults another, a neighbor insults another, even in the family we insult each other. I dare not say that there is an insult culture, but it is a weapon at hand.”

The Pope Francis Little Book of Insults

                                                                        “Old maid!””Fomenter of coprophagia!””Specialist of the Logos!””Rosary counter!””Functionary!””Self-absorbed, Promethean neo-Pelagian!””Restorationist!””Ideological Christians!””Pelagian!””Mr and Mrs Whiner!””Triumphalist!””Rigid Christians!””Modern gnostics!””Liquid Christian!” “Superficial Christians!””Slaves of superficiality!” “Museum mummy!””Renaissance prince!””Airport Bishop!” “Leprous courtier!””Idealogue!””Long-faced, mournful funeral Christian!””Gnostic!””Careerist Bishop!””Sourpuss!””Authoritarian!””Elitist!” “Querulous and disillusioned pessimist!” “Sad Christian!””Pickled pepper-faced Christian!””Children! Afraid to dance! To cry! Afraid of everything!””Asker for certainty in all things!””Christians allergic to preaching!””Closed, sad, trapped Christian who is not a free Christian!””Pagan Christian!””Little monster!” “Defeated Christian!””Creed-reciting, parrot Christian!””Watered-down faith, weak-hoped Christian!””Inquisitorial beater!””Seminarians who grit their teeth and wait to finish!””Those who follow rules and smile [who] reveal the hypocrisy of clericalism – one of the worst evils!”  “Abstract ideologue!” “Fundamentalist!” “Smarmy, idolator priest!””Worshiper of the god Narcissus!””Priest-wheeler dealer!””Priest-tycoon!””Religious who have a heart as sour as vinegar!” “Promoter of the poison of immanence!” “Those closed in the formality of a prayer that is cold, stingy!””They might end up as Michal, in the sterility of her formality.””Older people nostalgic for structures and customs which are no longer life-giving in today’s world!””Young people addicted to fashion!” “Pastry-Shop Christians!” “Luscious cakes, sweet dainties!” “Delectable, but not real Christians!””Existential tourist!” “Anesthetised Christian!””Christian hypocrites only interested in their formalities!”“They disguise themselves, they disguise themselves as good people! “They make themselves up like little holy cards, looking up at heaven as they pray, making sure they are seen!” “They believe they are more righteous than others, they despise others!” ‘Mah,’ they say, “I’m very Catholic, because my uncle was a great benefactor, my family is this, I’m that… I’ve learned… I know this bishop, this Cardinal, this priest… I am this or that…’ “They think they are better than others! This is hypocrisy!” “Sloth-diseased, acedic Christians!”“Catholics, but without enthusiasm, even embittered!””People without light – real downers!””Selfish Christans, out for themselves!”“Christians who do not leave space for the grace of God!””Christians with all the paperwork, all the certificates, in order!””The theologian satisfied that his thought is complete and conclusive is mediocre!”“The theologian who does not pray and does not adore God ends up drowning in the most disgusting narcissism.”“This is an ecclesiastical sickness!”“The narcissism of theologians and thinkers does such harm; it’s disgusting!”“Your institutions are not machines for producing theologians and philosophers!” “Christian bats who prefer the shadows to the light!””Starched Christians!””Christians who are too polite! “Christians who speak of theology calmly over tea!”   “Catholics who work for personal profit! “Catholics who presented themselves as benefactors of the Church and made money on the side!””Climbers! People driven by ambition!” “Vain, butterfly-priest!””If you like climbing go to the mountains and climb them: it is healthier! Do not come to Church to climb!””A simple numerary in this sect!””Weathervanes!””Rotting in the heart, weak!” “Weak to the point of rottenness!” “Gloomy in the heart!””Weak-hearted Christians!””So much sterility within our Mother Church!” “The weight of the hope in the Commandments!” that pelagianism that all of us carry within our bones, she becomes sterile!” “She believes she is capable of giving birth…she can’t!””The Church is more like an entrepreneur than a mother!””A discouraged, anxious, sad Church!” “Church who is more spinster than mother!” “This Church isn’t useful!” “such a Church is no more than a museum!””Christians in appearance! “Made-up Christians, because when the rain comes, the make-up runs off!”“So many ‘apparent Christians,’ collapse at the first temptation!””Christians of appearance!””Dead Christians!”“Band of the chosen” in that “ecclesiastical microclimate!””Christians who prefer a spectacle to the silence of the Kingdom of God!”“Vain, pageant Christians!””Christians without strength, without fertility”!”A Christian out for himself, to serve himself!” “Christian with a sad life!””Christians enemies of the Cross of Christ!””Pagans with two strokes of Christian paint, so as to appear like Christians, but pagans nonetheless!”“A pastor who opens the doors of the Church and stays there, waiting, is sad!””Dark Christians who lead a life of sin! “A life distant from the Lord who belong to the evil!” one!””Christians who are neither light nor dark!””Christians of grey areas on one side first and then the other!” “Is this person with God or the devil? Always in the grey area! They are lukewarm!” “They are neither light nor dark! And God does not love these!””Christians who live for appearances! For vanity!””Peacocks Christians! They strut about like peacocks!””Soap bubble Christian!”

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  1. Dorota Mosiewicz-Patalas says:

    She, the Mother Church is no longer so sterile, thanks to you, papa, who in your wisdom made sure that we would be properly impregnated by the Muslim. Less than open borders and Catholic women would just not be Christian. It is not the doctrine that describes a Catholic, it is the open… borders. Why will Jesus brake the cross, when he returns and places Himself behind the great Mahdi? I am sure papa can’t wait to kiss some more muslim feet and shoes.

  2. Sheepdog says:

    Well in that case then I say that his personal Mitre (the ugly one with dark yellow and black stripe) is not fitting for a Pope!!!!! Same with the ugly vestments that look like bed sheets. Good on beds, ugly on Bishops. After all, maybe since the homosexual lobby is in the Vatican, the corrupt clerics wear ugly garments because they enjoy being in bed with others. Just ask Cardinal Cocopuffs.

  3. camroyer says:

    Between Benedict and Bergoglio, the difference is night and day. Sooner or later, however, I expect Our Lord to awake and, with a single word, calm this entire storm.

  4. jorgecerra says:

    That is hypocrisy and a radical lack of respect by the insulting prelate.

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