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Pontifex Limerix

There once was a Pope Benedictus
Who could make me grin like I had rictus:
His keen, crystalline prothes
And symbolical clothes
Proclaimed, ‘Christ, for His friendship, has picktus!’

Our nice new Holy Father is Francis,
And I’m happy to give him his chancis.
(I’ll admit, though: I frette
At his lack of mosette.
Quæsumus, no liturgical dancis!)


  1. The Haunting Echo of Angelico's Laughter says

    Wake me when he changes his Twitter handle from @Pontifex to @Papa.

    • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

      First, His Holiness shrugged off his mantle,
      Then informalized his Twitter handle.
      Geezers gushed, ‘The new norm!
      Let “Reform of Reform”
      Be reformed!’ (For ‘reform’, read dismantle.)


      • Matthew Lickona says

        That pastured old prelate, Mahoney
        Found B16′s petra too stony
        “But this Francis – soft ‘c’
        Will be different, you’ll see
        He’ll mold the old ways like baloney!”

  2. There once was a Cardinal Mahoney…
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  3. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    Cardinal Burke is as straight as an arrow —
    As a canonist, focused and narrow —
    But note: He has the daring
    To go about wearing
    A pre-Paolo Sesto galero.

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