Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Infallible Deniability

There once was a church
run by big Catholics

who taught God's Word
in the form
of outdated semantics.

Responses to child abuse
were neither swift nor profuse

until Pope Francis said
he had had it.

So the pissed-off Pope
decided he'd rally

and meet with
Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley
(of Boston).

His tolerance sits
right at zero

which really shouldn't
make him a hero

but it gives dear
old Holy See some
desperately-needed "vitale".

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.