Comments on: Pope Francis meets Georgetown faculty and students in international conference on religious freedom http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/17/despite-blattys-claims-of-blasphemy-pope-francis-might-just-like-us/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 By: The Joke Is On The Pope http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/17/despite-blattys-claims-of-blasphemy-pope-francis-might-just-like-us/comment-page-1/#comment-758400 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:32:07 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53772#comment-758400 I think the joke that the Pope especially did not get was the scandal he gives by this sign of personal approval for Georgetown’s many scandals. Baylor University’s president Ken Starr, just to the Pope’s right, gets the joke and chuckles when the Pope is made to hold a Georgetown scarf/banner.

His Holiness is now becoming a question of prudential judgment.

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By: pat on the back http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/17/despite-blattys-claims-of-blasphemy-pope-francis-might-just-like-us/comment-page-1/#comment-758356 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:21:33 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53772#comment-758356 This (updated version) is a fantastic post. Super informative, and tells a pretty exciting story.

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By: SIR ROGER DE COVERLY http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/17/despite-blattys-claims-of-blasphemy-pope-francis-might-just-like-us/comment-page-1/#comment-758165 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:21:03 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53772#comment-758165 The article is ignorant and foolish. First, Blatty’s petition has never cited blasphemy, yet one suspects the writer of this article so avers because with vaunted Georgetown education he hasn’t the vaguest notion of the meaning of the word “blasphemy.” Secondly, the photo was taken on the occasion of a Rome Georgetown sponsored conference relating to the growing worldwide persecution of Christianity, and Georgetown’s participation in such being a very good thing,
even the signers of Blatty’s petition would be proud of Georgetown’s activity in that field. Meantime, here’s the foolish part: obviously the Pope is standing there with these noble purposed group, one of whom puts this banner — scarf? — into his hands for a photo in a moment of good feeling. Who knows whether Francis is even aware of the Petition, but even if he were the photo has zero significance regarding it. Get a grip, children!

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By: confused http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/17/despite-blattys-claims-of-blasphemy-pope-francis-might-just-like-us/comment-page-1/#comment-758145 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:45:54 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53772#comment-758145 I don’t understand the “news hook” of making this whole post about the Blatty petition–which would have been timely more than 2 months ago when the latest development happened (source: http://www.gupetition.org/), but Vox curiously ran no posts about it–rather than writing about the actual meeting between the Pope and Georgetown staff/students, which is in and of itself really freaking cool. Why no reporting on when, where, how, or why this encounter happened? Maybe some quotes? Context? Anything?

On a different note: “Former alumnus”? Was Miranda’s degree rescinded?

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By: Damian http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/17/despite-blattys-claims-of-blasphemy-pope-francis-might-just-like-us/comment-page-1/#comment-758111 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:53:04 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53772#comment-758111 Can Vox please stop omitting the fact that Manuel Miranda is the founder and head of the Stewards? Lots of interests never mentioned when discussing Blatty’s chagrins

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